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The Rooms launches First World War online exhibition and virtual tour

The Rooms Provincial Archives Division, A 11-147/attrib. R. P. Holloway<br />This photo from The Rooms Provincial Archives Division, A 11-147, shows Section Group, Section 2, Platoon 1 of the Newfoundland Regiment.
The Rooms Provincial Archives Division, A 11-147/attrib. R. P. Holloway<br />This photo from The Rooms Provincial Archives Division, A 11-147, shows Section Group, Section 2, Platoon 1 of the Newfoundland Regiment.

The Rooms continues its First World War commemoration with the launch of a bilingual online exhibition entitled “Beaumont-Hamel and the Trail of the Caribou: Newfoundland and Labradorians at War and at Home 1914-1949.”

It features new stories, a 3-D virtual tour of the physical exhibition and a section specifically dedicated to the battle at Beaumont Hamel.

The online exhibition is a part of the Where Once We Stood We Stand campaign and was funded by the federal government.

 On July 1, 2016, The Rooms marked the 100th anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel with the largest First World War commemorative efforts in Canada.

“The Rooms is pleased to continue sharing the story of Beaumont-Hamel and the efforts of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in the First World War, Dean Brinton, chief executive officer of The Rooms Corp, said in a news release.

“This extraordinary new online exhibition and virtual tour enables us to reach residents throughout the province and continues to help us to tell our story to the rest of the country.”

Museum division director Anne Chafe said the online exhibition compliments The Rooms First World War education kits available to schools province-wide.

You can view the new online exhibition and virtual tour at www.theroomsgreatwarexhibit.ca

 

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