Fonds 2014.09 - Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum fonds

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Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum fonds

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CA MHM 2014.09

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0.2 cm of textual records.

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(est. 1997)

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In 1985, Captain Chris Atkin, a regimental officer, established the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum Foundation. His goal was to secure a permanent place to house the collection of historical artifacts that had been gathered by the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Captain Atkin found a space in the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre in Edmonton, where the Regiment had been previously based from 1920 to 1965.

In November 1997, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum was opened to the public with its first gallery, the Major General William Antrobus Greisbach Gallery. The Museum is open to individual tours and group visits, including school and youth groups. The Museum also houses The Fortyniner, which is an annual journal of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment published since 1998. This journal is one of the oldest ongoing military publications in Canada.

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This fonds consists of one program from a civic reception held in honour of the 49th Edmonton Regiment on their return from Active Service on March 22, 1919. The program lists the names of those who served in the 49th Edmonton Regiment in World War I, including T. Letourneau and C. Madsen from St. Albert.

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