The Brome County Historical Society (BCHS) will be opening its newest temporary exhibition, The Long Road Home, on Friday, October 11 and it will run until February 16, 2020.

On November 11, 1918, the German Empire surrendered to the Allied forces bringing an end to the fighting on the Western Front. However, for the Canadian soldiers stationed in Europe, the War did not end overnight. Some crossed the Rhine to occupy Germany, others went to fight in Russia, while others waited for demobilisation. This newest exhibit explores the journeys, both literal and metaphorical, individuals and communities across Canada had to undergo to “come home” from the War.

A Wine and Cheese Vernissage will be held from 5.00 – 7.00 p.m. on Friday, October 11 for members of the BCHS and the general public, to mark the opening of The Long Road Home. This event is free and open to all, but you are asked to RSVP at: 450-243-6782.

Another celebration for the opening of this important exhibition will be a First World War-themed Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will include guided tours of A Long Road Home, a canteen serving meals inspired by trench recipes, an intimate musical performance by the musical group, A Brief Canadian History, (www.abriefcanadianhistory.com), the presence of First World War re-enactors, and a children’s drawing workshop. The event is included in the price of admission (free for members, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, $2 children).