Historic Hearse Jack-O’-Lantern

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant This year, our museum pumpkin is inspired by the History Hall funeral parlour display — it’s a jack-o’-lantern hearse, complete with casket and occupant. The styling was based on a horse-drawn hearse on...

Love is in the Air

By Jenna Leifso, Archivist   Your training is done and you’re about to go back to the war in Europe or the Pacific but you have to leave behind your new wife or girlfriend in Canada. What do you give her to remember you by? A popular option for those in the...

Moving pictures

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Projects Assistant Working with a photographic collection from a studio photographer means we have access to many instances of two or more shots taken in short succession. In essence, there are hundreds of two-frame movies available to us if...

Dogs of Air Training (Part 1)

Military pets have long been a part of military (and Canadian) history, so we were pleased to find three local examples in the class photos from No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) at Sky Harbour, Goderich. Class 1 The first class dog of No. 12 EFTS was...

Happy New Year (Beer)!

My favorite group of photos from the Henderson air training collection are the ones taken during the 1944 New Year’s Day meal at No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School, Sky Harbour, Goderich. Compared to all the individual head shots and formal class photos,...