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Ground Truth exhibit poster about Afghanistan

On NOW

Ground Truth shares the stories of veterans on the ground in Afghanistan.  

This exhibit is ongoing throughout the year.

 

Please reach out if you have a story to share with us:

ejolliffe@billybishop.org

Start watching veteran interviews now!  Click below:

What's on Now! 

What's on Now
Military Heritage Trail poster with QR Code

Owen Sound City Walking Tours:

 

Discover Owen Sound's military heritage through the  Military Heritage Trail. Come to the museum when we are able to be open, and for now, you can do the trail using your smart phone.  

Ticketed guided tours available in July.

Military Heritage Trail 

In Their Steps

Starting from the Museum walk the steps of William Alan Bishop, Katherine Wilson, Thomas William Holmes, Allan Dunoon and Clarence David Lapierre. 

This 3.5km walking tour takes you around Owen Sound, so it can be seen like never before

In their steps walking tour poster with QR

Greenwood Cemetery 

You may know that Owen Sound’s Greenwood Cemetery has three Victoria Cross Recipients interred within it, William Avery Bishop V.C., Thomas Holmes V.C., and David Vivian Currie V.C. 

 

But, there are many other interesting military figures that have been laid to rest in its grounds since its 1854 creation.  Cemeteries are wonderful places to explore as they contain many generations of stories and the history of a community.

Greenwood Cemetery walking tour loop with QR code
Greenwood Cemetery Loop QR code
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Billy Bishop in his Nieuport 17 cockpit with his Lewis automatic machine gun pulled down

Virtual and Past Exhibits! 

Past Exhibits

Highlighting the Canadian effort to achieve victory in the Netherlands, this ambitious exhibit is a curatorial collaboration led by a group of grade 12 history students from Owen Sound District Secondary School.

 

Perspectives on the meaning of peace and the Canadian effort to obtain it. They will have an opportunity to offer their insights as to what peace means to them. 

Want to learn more?  Please check out the dedicated website https://www.liberationspring75.com/

Liberation Spring: 75 Years of Peace

 

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Liberation Spring exhibit poster
Living Memory past exhibit poster about the Polish solider tree

 

During the Second World War, there was a camp of Polish Soldiers stationed right here in Owen Sound.  Having fled their own country after the German invasion the Polish Government in Exile regrouped and set to the task of reclaiming their country. 

Please visit our website created especially for this exhibit 

https://museumstaff.wixsite.com/polish-soldier-tree

Near Owen Sound, we have a Polish Soldier Tree symbolizing the living memory of those stationed here during the War. 

Map to Tree is available.

 

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