#100DaysofVimy – March 16th, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday March 16th, 2017:

The Military Museums of Calgary will open their new exhibit, War Stories 1917 on April 9th, using the words of those who served to depict the three major Canadian battles of 1917 – Vimy, Hill 70 and Passchendaele.

Share A Specific Museum, Exhibit or Collection

On March 2nd we asked for your thoughts on private collections.  Many of you noted that museums tend to provide better access of viewing artifacts to the greater public, while private collections tend to maintain the very personal story of an object that would otherwise be lost in a larger display. In retrospect of this discussion, it is interesting to note that, on average, only 5 – 10%, (and as little as 2%) of a large museum’s collection is ever displayed. Considering this, share with us a specific museum, exhibit, or collection that has left an impression on you and which you think others would appreciate visiting.

War Stories: 1917 features a number of short documentaries on the many personalities who fought in the momentous battles of 1917. We highly suggest going to see the exhibit or visiting the website before it closes on August 25th!

Guidelines:

Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, March 16th. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday March 17th, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.