The Department of History has been part of an award-winning community partnership to commemorate the centennial of the First World War from 2014 to 2018.
Alumni, faculty, and students in the Specialization in Public History and Community Placement have been involved, working side-by-side with the individuals and institutions that comprise our incredible heritage and history community.
Led by the Thunder Bay Public Library, project partners have included the City of Thunder Bay Archives, City of Thunder Bay Heritage Advisory Committee, the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, the Thunder Bay Military Museum, and the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society.
With hundreds of photographs, records, and stories the new site is a dynamic online exhibit depicting life in Thunder Bay during the war.
As recognized through awards from the Ontario Historical Society and the City of Thunder Bay, the project is an invaluable resource for teachers, used in the delivery of Canadian history in both elementary and secondary schools and in university programming.
The online exhibit can be found here.