Organization of Military Museums of Canada

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Organization of Military Museums of Canada Inc.
Established 1967
Location Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Website www.ommcinc.ca (Official)

The Organization of Military Museums of Canada is a national organization for the promotion of military museums in Canada.

The OMMC was established in 1967 by a group of military museums, historians, and military history enthusiasts. It has over 40 individual and 60 institutional members including Canadian Forces museums, Parks Canada sites federal, provincial and municipal museums. The OMMC is a registered, charitable, not for profit organization which was incorporated as the Organization of Military Museums of Canada in 1992. Ms. Marilyn Gurney is the President of OMMC Inc. The OMMC is located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

The OMMC is an umbrella organization for Canadian museums whose major purpose is the preservation and display of military artifacts, as well as for all other interested institutions and individuals. The OMMC is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit institution.[1]

Mission and Vision[edit]

The OMMC mission is "to preserve the military heritage of Canada by encouraging the establishment and operation of military museums, to educate museum staff through lectures, discussions, workshops, visits, publications and exhibits, and to cooperate with other public and private bodies devoted to the same or similar purposes." The OMMC vision is "to foster and be part of a national co-operation in a common agenda to preserve and interpret the domestic military history of Canada, set in the wider context of Canadian and international society and human affairs."[2]

Programs[edit]

The OMMC is an association of peoples and organizations who operate military museums, promote the Military history of Canada, preserve and display military artifacts and militaria, and re-enact military operations.

The OMMC Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials in Canada was a millennium project to identify and record all Canadian military memorials in Canada.[3]

The OMMC provides courses, meetings and other opportunities for members to explore common problems, provide instruction on new methods in museological practice and broaden the historical knowledge of museum staffs. The OMMC Studies Awards, for example, provide financial support to our members who participate in museology courses, training workshops and personnel development as a means of furthering their education and training. The OMMC newsletter is The Bulletin.[4]

Partners[edit]

The OMMC's partners include the Canadian Museums Association (CMA). Member organizations partner with local heritage organizations.

History[edit]

The Organization of Military Museums of Canada was incorporated in 1992. The OMMC fosters public awareness and promotes the enjoyment of Canada’s military history. The “Bezeau Report”, the OMMC strategic plan was presented to the membership in 1998.[5]

Member Museums in Canada include[edit]

Name Province Town/City Regions Type Summary
Aero Space Museum Alberta Calgary Calgary Aerospace Military and civilian aircraft
Alberta Aviation Museum Alberta Edmonton Edmonton Capital Aerospace Military and civilian aircraft
Bomber Command Museum of Canada Alberta Nanton Southern Aerospace website
Cold Lake Air Force Museum Alberta Cold Lake Central Aerospace
Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum Alberta Edmonton Edmonton Capital Military website, history of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment
The Military Museums Alberta Calgary Calgary Military Canada's army, air force, and navy
5th (BC) Regiment Museum British Columbia Victoria Capital Military website, history of coast artillery and associated units from 1861 to the present day
12 Service Battalion Museum British Columbia Richmond Metro Vancouver Military website
Ashton Garrison Museum British Columbia Victoria Capital Military website
Canadian Military Education Centre British Columbia Chilliwack Fraser Valley Military website
Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) Regimental Museum British Columbia Victoria Capital Military
CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum British Columbia Esquimalt Capital Military website, history and heritage of the naval presence on Canada’s West Coast and of the military on Southern Vancouver Island
Hatley Park National Historic Site British Columbia Colwood Capital Historic house Early 20th century Scottish Baronial-style castle mansion, site of Royal Roads Military College
Maritime Museum of British Columbia British Columbia Victoria Capital Maritime
Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre British Columbia New Denver Central Kootenay Military History of the Japanese Canadians that were relocated to internment camps during World War II
Okanagan Military Museum British Columbia Kelowna Central Okanagan Military website
Regimental Museum of the BC Regiment British Columbia Vancouver Metro Vancouver Military History and artifacts of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)
Rocky Mountain Rangers Museum British Columbia Kamloops Thompson-Nicola Military website, located in the JR Vicars Armoury, history of The Rocky Mountain Rangers
Royal Westminster Regiment Historical Society and Museum British Columbia New Westminster Metro Vancouver Military
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives British Columbia Vancouver Metro Vancouver Military
Vancouver Holocaust Education Center British Columbia Vancouver Metro Vancouver Holocaust website
Vancouver Island Military Museum British Columbia Nanaimo Nanaimo Military website
Vancouver Maritime Museum British Columbia Vancouver Metro Vancouver Maritime
12th Manitoba Dragoons Museum Manitoba Brandon Westman Military website, history of the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park Manitoba Winnipeg Winnipeg Capital Aerospace information, museum open by appointment
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Manitoba Brandon Westman Aerospace World War II aircraft, British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, R.C.A.F.
Manitoba Military Aviation Museum Manitoba Winnipeg Winnipeg Capital Aerospace website
Marine Museum of Manitoba Manitoba Selkirk Interlake Maritime Includes several museum ships
Naval Museum of Manitoba Manitoba Winnipeg Winnipeg Capital Military
RCA Museum Manitoba Brandon Westman Military website, located at CFB Shilo, also known as Canada's National Artillery Museum
Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regimental Museum Manitoba Winnipeg Winnipeg Capital Military website, history of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Museum Manitoba Winnipeg Winnipeg Capital Military
Western Canada Aviation Museum Manitoba Winnipeg Winnipeg Capital Aerospace Military and civilian aircraft
8th Hussars Regimental Museum New Brunswick Sussex Kings Military History of the regiment
Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Military Museum New Brunswick Oromocto Sunbury Military website, history of CFB Gagetown and the military presence in Oromocto
Canadian Military Engineers Museum New Brunswick Oromocto Sunbury Military website, work and role of the Canadian Military Engineers in Canada
Carleton Martello Tower New Brunswick Saint John Saint John Military Includes restored powder magazine, restored barracks room and exhibits about the fort
Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site New Brunswick Aulac Westmorland Military Site of two notable 18th century battles
Fortin du P'tit Sault Blockhouse New Brunswick Edmundston Madawaska Military information, reconstructed 1841 blockhouse
Herman J. Good V.C Branch No.18 Royal Canadian Legion War Museum New Brunswick Bathurst Gloucester Military information, information
New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum New Brunswick Minto Queens History website, artifacts and history of the WWII internment camp
Petitcodiac War Museum New Brunswick Petitcodiac Westmorland Military information
St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site New Brunswick St. Andrews Charlotte Military website, restored early 19th century blockhouse with exhibits
Labrador Military Museum Newfoundland and Labrador Happy Valley-Goose Bay Labrador Aviation information, items from the Canadian, American, Dutch, German, and British Air Forces
Quidi Vidi Battery Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Military website, artillery battery during the War of 1812
Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum Newfoundland and Labrador Grand Falls-Windsor Military information, information, operated by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12
Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum Newfoundland and Labrador Pleasantville Military information, history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum Nova Scotia Enfield Halifax Regional Municipality Metro Halifax Aviation Atlantic Canada's aviation heritage
Cornwallis Military Museum Nova Scotia Clementsport Annapolis Annapolis Valley Military website, history of the CFB Cornwallis
Debert Military Museum Nova Scotia Debert Colchester Fundy Shore Military Military artifacts and history of CFS Debert
Fortress of Louisbourg Nova Scotia Louisbourg Cape Breton Cape Breton Island Living Reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town
Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Nova Scotia Greenwood Kings Annapolis Valley Aviation website, military aviation in Atlantic Canada
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax Regional Municipality Metro Halifax Military 19th century fort with living history demonstrations
HMCS Sackville Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax Regional Municipality Metro Halifax Maritime 1940s WW II museum ship of a Flower class corvette, open in summer
Highlander Museum Nova Scotia Sydney Cape Breton Cape Breton Island Military website, history of the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders
Maritime Command Museum Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax Regional Municipality Metro Halifax Military History of the Canadian Forces Maritime Command
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax Regional Municipality Metro Halifax Maritime Includes small craft and the CSS Acadia, a 180 foot steam-powered hydrographic survey ship launched in 1913, part of the Nova Scotia Museum
Nova Scotia Highlanders Regimental Museum Nova Scotia Amherst Cumberland Northumberland Shore Military website, history of The Nova Scotia Highlanders
Pictou County Military Heritage Museum Nova Scotia New Glasgow Pictou Northumberland Shore Military information, area's military past
Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum Nova Scotia Dartmouth Halifax Regional Municipality Metro Halifax Military information
Western Counties Military Museum Nova Scotia Barrington Shelburne South Shore Military website, operated by the Cape Sable Historical Society
48th Highlanders Museum Ontario Toronto Golden Horseshoe Military History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada
Base Borden Military Museum Ontario Borden Simcoe County Central Military History of CFB Borden, includes planes, tanks, uniforms, weapons
Bunker Military Museum Ontario Cobalt Northeastern Military website, information, includes artifacts from the Boer War to the present day
Campbellford Memorial Military Museum Ontario Campbellford Northumberland Central Military information, information
Canada Aviation Museum Ontario Ottawa Eastern Aerospace History of Canadian aviation, includes civilian and military aircraft
Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defense Ontario North Bay Northeastern Military website, evolution of air defence and the contributions Canadians have made, includes NORAD exhibit, located at CFB North Bay
Canadian Military Heritage Museum Ontario Brantford Golden Horseshoe Military website, includes weapons, uniforms, medals, models, artifacts
Canadian War Museum Ontario Ottawa Eastern Military Canada's military history, includes vehicles, weapons, uniforms, art, artillery, memorabilia
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Ontario Hamilton Golden Horseshoe Aerospace Military aircraft
CFB Petawawa Military Museums Ontario Petawawa Eastern Military website, complex includes the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum about the history of The Canadian Airborne Regiment, and the CFB Petawawa Military Museum with exhibits about the history of CFB Petawawa
Diefenbunker Museum Ontario Carp Eastern Military Cold War bunker for the Canadian government
Dundurn Castle Ontario Hamilton Golden Horseshoe Historic house 40 room 19th century estate of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers; grounds include Hamilton Military Museum
Elgin Military Museum Ontario St. Thomas Elgin County Southwestern Military Canadian military history of Elgin County and its residents
First Hussars Museum Ontario London Middlesex Southwestern Military website, artifacts and memorabilia of the 1st Hussars, open by appointment
Fort Erie Ontario Fort Erie Golden Horseshoe Military Restored War of 1812 period fort
Fort George National Historic Site Ontario Niagara-on-the-Lake Golden Horseshoe Military Restored War of 1812 period fort with living history demonstrations
Fort Henry National Historic Site Ontario Kingston Eastern Military 19th century British military fortress with costumed interpreters
Fort Malden National Historic Site Ontario Amherstburg Essex Southwestern Military Restored fort buildings and exhibits about the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837 and 19th century soldiers' lives
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site Ontario St. Joseph Island Northern Military Ruins of War of 1812 fort, exhibits about the site's military history
Fort Wellington National Historic Site Ontario Prescott Eastern Military Restored 1846 period fort with living history demonstrators
Fort York Ontario Toronto Golden Horseshoe Military War of 1812 buildings, exhibits and historical re-enactments
Georgina Military Museum Ontario Keswick York Region Golden Horseshoe Military website
Governor General's Foot Guards Regimental Museum Ontario Ottawa Eastern Military History of the regiment
Great War Flying Museum Ontario Brampton Golden Horseshoe Aviation Features flying replicas of World War I aircraft
HMCS Haida National Historic Site Ontario Hamilton Golden Horseshoe Maritime Tribal class destroyer museum ship
Jet Aircraft Museum Ontario London Middlesex Southwestern Aviation Focus is Canadian Forces jet aircraft
Military Communications and Electronics Museum Ontario Kingston Eastern Military History of military communications
Murney Tower Ontario Kingston Eastern Military mid-19th century martello tower with period exhibits
National Air Force Museum of Canada Ontario Trenton Golden Horseshoe Aviation Formerly known as the RCAF Memorial Museum, Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft and artifacts
No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum Ontario Dunnville Golden Horseshoe Aviation website, history of the No.6 Service Flying Training School in WW II
Ontario Regiment Museum Ontario Oshawa Durham Region Central Military History of The Ontario Regiment (RCAC), includes uniforms, over 80 military vehicles, medals, arms, photographs
Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum Ontario Oshawa Durham Region Central Military Features large collection of military vehicles
Perth Legion Hall of Remembrance Ontario Perth Eastern Military information
Princess of Wales' Own Regiment Museum Ontario Kingston Eastern Military information, museum about The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum Ontario Toronto Golden Horseshoe Military History of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, located on the third floor of Casa Loma
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Museum Ontario Pembroke Eastern Military website, information, open by request and for special events, local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion
Royal Canadian Military Institute Museum Ontario Toronto Golden Horseshoe Military Includes guns, swords, spears, other weapons from around the world, badges, uniforms, medals, art, miniatures, photographs and other military memorabilia
Royal Canadian Regiment Museum Ontario London Middlesex Southwestern Military Regimental history and artifacts
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Heritage Museum Ontario Hamilton Golden Horseshoe Military website, history of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment), open by appointment
Royal Military College of Canada Museum Ontario Kingston Eastern Military Located in Fort Frederick, history of the college and the naval history of the site
Royal Regiment of Canada Museum Ontario Toronto Golden Horseshoe Military History of The Royal Regiment of Canada
Secrets of Radar Museum Ontario London Middlesex Southwestern Military Story of the more than 6,000 Canadian World War II veterans who were recruited into a top-secret project during World War II involving radar
Swords and Ploughshares Museum Ontario Kars Eastern Military Focus is the Citizen Soldier (the Militiaman and Reservist) at peace and at war, features many military trucks and vehicles
Thunder Bay Military Museum Ontario Thunder Bay Northwestern Military website, information, area's military history, includes regimental memorabilia of The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
Toronto Scottish Regiment Museum Ontario Toronto Golden Horseshoe Military History of The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)
Kensington Veterans Memorial Museum Prince Edward Island Kensington Prince Military website, adjacent to the Royal Canadian Legion, includes uniforms, medals, hand weapons, flags, photographs and maps
Prince Edward Island Regimental Museum Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Queens Military information
Artillery Park Heritage Site Quebec Quebec City Capitale-Nationale Military website, 1830s fort
Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site Quebec Pointe-à-la-Croix Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Military History and artifacts from the site of a 1760 naval battle
Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site Quebec Howick Montérégie Military website, exhibits and site of the 1812 Battle of the Châteauguay
Bay Chaleur Military Museum Quebec New Richmond Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Military website, contributions of Gaspesians in the major conflicts of the 20th century, impact on the community
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Museum Quebec Montreal Montreal region Military Regimental history and memorabilia
Blockhaus de la rivière-Lacolle Quebec Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix Montérégie Military information, information, restored 1871 military blockhouse
Citadelle of Quebec Quebec Quebec City Capitale-Nationale Military Tours include the history of the military garrison, the Royal 22e Régiment Museum, and a former military prison
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Quebec Coteau-du-Lac Montérégie Multiple website, river transportation by portage and then canal, military blockhouse
Discovery Pavilion of the Plains of Abraham Quebec Quebec City Capitale-Nationale History website, history of Quebec and military activities at the Plains of Abraham
David M. Stewart Museum Quebec Montreal Montreal region Military History and military life in New France
Fort Chambly National Historic Site Quebec Delson Montérégie Military Historic French then British fort, exhibits on New France
Fort-de-la-Martinière Quebec Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches Multiple information, 20th-century fort with military, local history and art exhibits
Fort Lennox National Historic Site Quebec Île aux Noix Montérégie Military Reconstructed 1820s fort
Fort Ingall Quebec Cabano Bas-Saint-Laurent Military Reconstructed 19th-century fort
Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site Quebec Quebec City Capitale-Nationale Military website, history and guided tours of the city's different fortification projects and defense strategies
Lévis Forts National Historic Site Quebec Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches Military Mid-19th-century British fort with exhibits
Martello Tower 1 Quebec Quebec City Capitale-Nationale Military Early 19th-century soldier's life, military history of the Plains of Abraham
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Quebec Montreal Montreal region History Holocaust story and effects of bigotry and hate
Musée de la Défense aérienne
Bagotville Air Defence Museum
Quebec Bagotville Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Aviation website, history of military aviation, including CFB Bagotville
Musée du Fort Quebec Quebec City Capitale-Nationale Military website, military history of Quebec City
Musée du Fort Saint-Jean Quebec Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Montérégie Military History and artifacts of the 17th-century French fort and the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Musée du Régiment de la Chaudière Quebec Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches Military information, WW II Le Régiment de la Chaudière
Naval Museum of Quebec Quebec Quebec City Capitale-Nationale Maritime website
Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum Quebec Montreal Montreal region Military website, regimental history and memorabilia, located in the garrison in Longue-Pointe
Royal Montreal Regiment Museum Quebec Montreal Montreal region Military website, regimental history and memorabilia of The Royal Montreal Regiment
Vintage Wings of Canada Quebec Gatineau Outaouais Aviation Early history of powered flight, classic aircraft
Bill Benson Military Museum Quebec Humboldt East Central Military information
Fort Walsh Quebec Maple Creek Southwest Military Restored 19th century fort and townsite
Royal Canadian Legion Museum Saskatchewan Saskatoon West Central Military website, uniforms, medals and memorabilia of the Royal Canadian Legion
Saskatchewan Military Museum Saskatchewan Regina Southeast Military websiteinformation

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums – Operations and Administration 2002-04-03
  2. ^ http://www.ommc.ca/eng/welcome.html Organization of Military Museums of Canada
  3. ^ http://www.dnd.ca/memorial/engraph/home_e.asp OMMC Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials in Canada
  4. ^ http://www.ommc.ca/eng/welcome.html Organization of Military Museums of Canada
  5. ^ http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo6/no2/history-histoire-02-eng.asp History of the Canadian Forces Museums 1919-2004

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