Organization of Military Museums of Canada

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

Organization of Military Museums of Canada Inc.
Established1967
LocationOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Websitewww.ommcinc.ca (Official)

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. Léon Chamois 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]

Programs

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.[2]

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 newsletter is The Bulletin.[3]

Partners

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

History

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.[4]

Member Museums in Canada include

Name Province Town/City Regions Type Summary
Aero Space MuseumAlbertaCalgaryCalgaryAerospaceMilitary and civilian aircraft
Alberta Aviation MuseumAlbertaEdmontonEdmonton CapitalAerospaceMilitary and civilian aircraft
Bomber Command Museum of CanadaAlbertaNantonSouthernAerospacewebsite
Cold Lake Air Force MuseumAlbertaCold LakeCentralAerospace
Loyal Edmonton Regiment MuseumAlbertaEdmontonEdmonton CapitalMilitarywebsite, history of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment
The Military MuseumsAlbertaCalgaryCalgaryMilitaryCanada's army, air force, and navy
5th (BC) Artillery Regiment MuseumBritish ColumbiaVictoriaCapitalMilitaryHistory of coast artillery and associated units from 1861 to the present day
12 Service Battalion MuseumBritish ColumbiaRichmondMetro VancouverMilitary
Ashton Garrison MuseumBritish ColumbiaVictoriaCapitalMilitarywebsite
Canadian Military Education CentreBritish ColumbiaChilliwackFraser ValleyMilitarywebsite
Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) Regimental MuseumBritish ColumbiaVictoriaCapitalMilitary
CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military MuseumBritish ColumbiaEsquimaltCapitalMilitarywebsite, history and heritage of the naval presence on Canada’s West Coast and of the military on Southern Vancouver Island
Hatley Park National Historic SiteBritish ColumbiaColwoodCapitalHistoric houseEarly 20th-century Scottish Baronial-style castle mansion, site of Royal Roads Military College
Maritime Museum of British ColumbiaBritish ColumbiaVictoriaCapitalMaritime
Nikkei Internment Memorial CentreBritish ColumbiaNew DenverCentral KootenayMilitaryHistory of the Japanese Canadians that were relocated to internment camps during World War II
Okanagan Military MuseumBritish ColumbiaKelownaCentral OkanaganMilitarywebsite
Regimental Museum of the BC RegimentBritish ColumbiaVancouverMetro VancouverMilitaryHistory and artifacts of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)
Rocky Mountain Rangers MuseumBritish ColumbiaKamloopsThompson-NicolaMilitarywebsite, located in the JR Vicars Armoury, history of The Rocky Mountain Rangers
Royal Westminster Regiment Historical Society and MuseumBritish ColumbiaNew WestminsterMetro VancouverMilitary
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum and ArchivesBritish ColumbiaVancouverMetro VancouverMilitary
Vancouver Holocaust Education CenterBritish ColumbiaVancouverMetro VancouverHolocaustwebsite
Vancouver Island Military MuseumBritish ColumbiaNanaimoNanaimoMilitarywebsite
Vancouver Maritime MuseumBritish ColumbiaVancouverMetro VancouverMaritime
12th Manitoba Dragoons MuseumManitobaBrandonWestmanMilitarywebsite, history of the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Air Force Heritage Museum and Air ParkManitobaWinnipegWinnipeg CapitalAerospaceinformation, museum open by appointment
Commonwealth Air Training Plan MuseumManitobaBrandonWestmanAerospaceWorld War II aircraft, British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, R.C.A.F.
The Fort Garry Horse Museum and ArchivesManitobaWinnipegWinnipeg CapitalArmywebsite
Marine Museum of ManitobaManitobaSelkirkInterlakeMaritimeIncludes several museum ships
Naval Museum of ManitobaManitobaWinnipegWinnipeg CapitalMilitary
RCA MuseumManitobaBrandonWestmanMilitarywebsite, located at CFB Shilo, also known as Canada's National Artillery Museum
Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regimental MuseumManitobaWinnipegWinnipeg CapitalMilitarywebsite, history of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada MuseumManitobaWinnipegWinnipeg CapitalMilitary
Western Canada Aviation MuseumManitobaWinnipegWinnipeg CapitalAerospaceMilitary and civilian aircraft
8th Hussars Regimental MuseumNew BrunswickSussexKingsMilitaryHistory of the regiment
Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Military MuseumNew BrunswickOromoctoSunburyMilitarywebsite, history of CFB Gagetown and the military presence in Oromocto
Canadian Military Engineers MuseumNew BrunswickOromoctoSunburyMilitarywebsite, work and role of the Canadian Military Engineers in Canada
Carleton Martello TowerNew BrunswickSaint JohnSaint JohnMilitaryIncludes restored powder magazine, restored barracks room and exhibits about the fort
Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic SiteNew BrunswickAulacWestmorlandMilitarySite of two notable 18th-century battles
Herman J. Good V.C Branch No.18 Royal Canadian Legion War MuseumNew BrunswickBathurstGloucesterMilitaryinformation, information
New Brunswick Internment Camp MuseumNew BrunswickMintoQueensHistorywebsite, artifacts and history of the WWII internment camp
Petitcodiac War MuseumNew BrunswickPetitcodiacWestmorlandMilitaryinformation
St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic SiteNew BrunswickSt. AndrewsCharlotteMilitarywebsite, restored early 19th-century blockhouse with exhibits
Labrador Military MuseumNewfoundland and LabradorHappy Valley-Goose BayLabradorAviationinformation, items from the Canadian, American, Dutch, German, and British Air Forces
Quidi Vidi BatteryNewfoundland and LabradorSt. John'sMilitarywebsite, artillery battery during the War of 1812
Royal Canadian Legion Military MuseumNewfoundland and LabradorGrand Falls-WindsorMilitaryinformation, information, operated by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12
Royal Newfoundland Regiment MuseumNewfoundland and LabradorPleasantvilleMilitaryinformation, history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Atlantic Canada Aviation MuseumNova ScotiaEnfieldHalifax Regional Municipality Metro HalifaxAviationAtlantic Canada's aviation heritage
Cornwallis Military MuseumNova ScotiaClementsportAnnapolis Annapolis ValleyMilitarywebsite, history of the CFB Cornwallis
Debert Military MuseumNova ScotiaDebertColchester Fundy ShoreMilitaryMilitary artifacts and history of CFS Debert
Fortress of LouisbourgNova ScotiaLouisbourgCape Breton Cape Breton IslandLivingReconstructed 18th-century French fortified town
Greenwood Military Aviation MuseumNova ScotiaGreenwoodKings Annapolis ValleyAviationwebsite, military aviation in Atlantic Canada
Halifax Citadel National Historic SiteNova ScotiaHalifax Halifax Regional MunicipalityMetro HalifaxMilitary19th-century fort with living history demonstrations
HMCS SackvilleNova ScotiaHalifaxHalifax Regional Municipality Metro HalifaxMaritime1940s WWII museum ship of a Flower-class corvette, open in summer
Highlander MuseumNova ScotiaSydneyCape Breton Cape Breton IslandMilitarywebsite, history of the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders
Maritime Command MuseumNova ScotiaHalifaxHalifax Regional Municipality Metro HalifaxMilitaryHistory of the Canadian Forces Maritime Command
Maritime Museum of the AtlanticNova ScotiaHalifaxHalifax Regional Municipality Metro HalifaxMaritimeIncludes 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 MuseumNova ScotiaAmherstCumberland Northumberland ShoreMilitarywebsite, history of The Nova Scotia Highlanders
Pictou County Military Heritage MuseumNova ScotiaNew GlasgowPictou Northumberland ShoreMilitaryinformation, area's military past
Royal Canadian Legion Military MuseumNova ScotiaDartmouthHalifax Regional Municipality Metro HalifaxMilitaryinformation
Western Counties Military MuseumNova ScotiaBarringtonShelburne South ShoreMilitarywebsite, operated by the Cape Sable Historical Society
48th Highlanders MuseumOntarioTorontoGolden HorseshoeMilitaryHistory of the 48th Highlanders of Canada
Base Borden Military MuseumOntarioBordenSimcoe County CentralMilitaryHistory of CFB Borden, includes planes, tanks, uniforms, weapons
Bunker Military MuseumOntarioCobaltNortheasternMilitarywebsite, information, includes artifacts from the Boer War to the present day
Campbellford Memorial Military MuseumOntarioCampbellfordNorthumberland CentralMilitaryinformation, information
Canada Aviation MuseumOntarioOttawaEasternAerospaceHistory of Canadian aviation, includes civilian and military aircraft
Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace DefenseOntarioNorth BayNortheasternMilitarywebsite, evolution of air defence and the contributions Canadians have made, includes NORAD exhibit, located at CFB North Bay
Canadian Military Heritage MuseumOntarioBrantfordGolden HorseshoeMilitarywebsite, includes weapons, uniforms, medals, models, artifacts
Canadian War MuseumOntarioOttawaEasternMilitaryCanada's military history, includes vehicles, weapons, uniforms, art, artillery, memorabilia
Canadian Warplane Heritage MuseumOntarioHamiltonGolden HorseshoeAerospaceMilitary aircraft
CFB Petawawa Military MuseumsOntarioPetawawaEasternMilitarywebsite, 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 MuseumOntarioCarpEasternMilitaryCold War bunker for the Canadian government
Dundurn CastleOntarioHamiltonGolden HorseshoeHistoric house40-room 19th-century estate of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers; grounds include Hamilton Military Museum
Elgin Military MuseumOntarioSt. ThomasElgin County SouthwesternMilitaryCanadian military history of Elgin County and its residents
First Hussars MuseumOntarioLondonMiddlesex SouthwesternMilitarywebsite, artifacts and memorabilia of the 1st Hussars, open by appointment
Fort ErieOntarioFort ErieGolden HorseshoeMilitaryRestored War of 1812 period fort
Fort George National Historic SiteOntarioNiagara-on-the-LakeGolden HorseshoeMilitaryRestored War of 1812 period fort with living history demonstrations
Fort Henry National Historic SiteOntarioKingstonEasternMilitary19th-century British military fortress with costumed interpreters
Fort Malden National Historic SiteOntarioAmherstburgEssex SouthwesternMilitaryRestored fort buildings and exhibits about the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837 and 19th-century soldiers' lives
Fort St. Joseph National Historic SiteOntarioSt. Joseph IslandNorthernMilitaryRuins of War of 1812 fort, exhibits about the site's military history
Fort Wellington National Historic SiteOntarioPrescottEasternMilitaryRestored 1846 period fort with living history demonstrators
Fort YorkOntarioTorontoGolden HorseshoeMilitaryWar of 1812 buildings, exhibits and historical re-enactments
Georgina Military MuseumOntarioKeswickYork Region Golden HorseshoeMilitarywebsite
Governor General's Foot Guards Regimental MuseumOntarioOttawaEasternMilitaryHistory of the regiment
Great War Flying MuseumOntarioBramptonGolden HorseshoeAviationFeatures flying replicas of World War I aircraft
HMCS Haida National Historic SiteOntarioHamiltonGolden HorseshoeMaritimeTribal-class destroyer museum ship
Jet Aircraft MuseumOntarioLondonMiddlesex SouthwesternAviationFocus is Canadian Forces jet aircraft
Military Communications and Electronics MuseumOntarioKingstonEasternMilitaryHistory of military communications
Murney TowerOntarioKingstonEasternMilitarymid-19th-century martello tower with period exhibits
National Air Force Museum of CanadaOntarioTrentonGolden HorseshoeAviationFormerly known as the RCAF Memorial Museum, Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft and artifacts
No. 6 RCAF Dunnville MuseumOntarioDunnvilleGolden HorseshoeAviationwebsite, history of the No.6 Service Flying Training School in WW II
Ontario Regiment MuseumOntarioOshawaDurham Region CentralMilitaryHistory of The Ontario Regiment (RCAC), includes uniforms, over 80 military vehicles, medals, arms, photographs
Oshawa Military and Industrial MuseumOntarioOshawaDurham Region CentralMilitaryFeatures large collection of military vehicles
Perth Legion Hall of RemembranceOntarioPerthEasternMilitaryinformation
Princess of Wales' Own Regiment MuseumOntarioKingstonEasternMilitaryinformation, museum about The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental MuseumOntarioTorontoGolden HorseshoeMilitaryHistory of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, located on the third floor of Casa Loma
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 MuseumOntarioPembrokeEasternMilitarywebsite, information, open by request and for special events, local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion
Royal Canadian Military Institute MuseumOntarioTorontoGolden HorseshoeMilitaryIncludes guns, swords, spears, other weapons from around the world, badges, uniforms, medals, art, miniatures, photographs and other military memorabilia
Royal Canadian Regiment MuseumOntarioLondonMiddlesex SouthwesternMilitaryRegimental history and artifacts
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Heritage MuseumOntarioHamiltonGolden HorseshoeMilitarywebsite, history of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment), open by appointment
Royal Military College of Canada MuseumOntarioKingstonEasternMilitaryLocated in Fort Frederick, history of the college and the naval history of the site
Royal Regiment of Canada MuseumOntarioTorontoGolden HorseshoeMilitaryHistory of The Royal Regiment of Canada
Secrets of Radar MuseumOntarioLondonMiddlesex SouthwesternMilitaryStory 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 MuseumOntarioKarsEasternMilitaryFocus is the Citizen Soldier (the Militiaman and Reservist) at peace and at war, features many military trucks and vehicles
Thunder Bay Military MuseumOntarioThunder BayNorthwesternMilitarywebsite, information, area's military history, includes regimental memorabilia of The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
Toronto Scottish Regiment MuseumOntarioTorontoGolden HorseshoeMilitaryHistory of The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)
Kensington Veterans Memorial MuseumPrince Edward IslandKensingtonPrinceMilitarywebsite, adjacent to the Royal Canadian Legion, includes uniforms, medals, hand weapons, flags, photographs and maps
Prince Edward Island Regimental MuseumPrince Edward IslandCharlottetownQueensMilitaryinformation
Artillery Park Heritage SiteQuebecQuebec CityCapitale-NationaleMilitarywebsite, 1830s fort
Battle of Restigouche National Historic SiteQuebecPointe-à-la-CroixGaspésie–Îles-de-la-MadeleineMilitaryHistory and artifacts from the site of a 1760 naval battle
Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic SiteQuebecHowickMontérégieMilitarywebsite, exhibits and site of the 1812 Battle of the Châteauguay
Bay Chaleur Military MuseumQuebecNew RichmondGaspésie–Îles-de-la-MadeleineMilitarywebsite, contributions of Gaspesians in the major conflicts of the 20th century, impact on the community
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada MuseumQuebecMontrealMontreal regionMilitaryRegimental history and memorabilia
Blockhaus de la rivière-LacolleQuebecSaint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-NoixMontérégieMilitaryinformation, information, restored 1871 military blockhouse
Citadelle of QuebecQuebecQuebec CityCapitale-NationaleMilitaryTours include the history of the military garrison, the Royal 22e Régiment Museum, and a former military prison
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic SiteQuebecCoteau-du-LacMontérégieMultiplewebsite, river transportation by portage and then canal, military blockhouse
Discovery Pavilion of the Plains of AbrahamQuebecQuebec CityCapitale-NationaleHistorywebsite, history of Quebec and military activities at the Plains of Abraham
David M. Stewart MuseumQuebecMontrealMontreal regionMilitaryHistory and military life in New France
Fort Chambly National Historic SiteQuebecDelsonMontérégieMilitaryHistoric French then British fort, exhibits on New France
Fort-de-la-MartinièreQuebecLévisChaudière-AppalachesMultipleinformation, 20th-century fort with military, local history and art exhibits
Fort Lennox National Historic SiteQuebecÎle aux NoixMontérégieMilitaryReconstructed 1820s fort
Fort IngallQuebecCabanoBas-Saint-LaurentMilitaryReconstructed 19th-century fort
Fortifications of Quebec National Historic SiteQuebecQuebec CityCapitale-NationaleMilitarywebsite, history and guided tours of the city's different fortification projects and defense strategies
Lévis Forts National Historic SiteQuebecLévisChaudière-AppalachesMilitaryMid-19th-century British fort with exhibits
Martello Tower 1QuebecQuebec CityCapitale-NationaleMilitaryEarly 19th-century soldier's life, military history of the Plains of Abraham
Montreal Holocaust Memorial CentreQuebecMontrealMontreal regionHistoryHolocaust story and effects of bigotry and hate
Musée de la Défense aérienne
Bagotville Air Defence Museum
QuebecBagotvilleSaguenay–Lac-Saint-JeanAviationwebsite, history of military aviation, including CFB Bagotville
Musée du FortQuebecQuebec CityCapitale-NationaleMilitarywebsite, military history of Quebec City
Musée du Fort Saint-JeanQuebecSaint-Jean-sur-RichelieuMontérégieMilitaryHistory and artifacts of the 17th-century French fort and the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Musée du Régiment de la ChaudièreQuebecLévisChaudière-AppalachesMilitaryinformation, WW II Le Régiment de la Chaudière
Naval Museum of QuebecQuebecQuebec CityCapitale-NationaleMaritimewebsite
Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps MuseumQuebecMontrealMontreal regionMilitarywebsite, regimental history and memorabilia, located in the garrison in Longue-Pointe
Royal Montreal Regiment MuseumQuebecMontrealMontreal regionMilitarywebsite, regimental history and memorabilia of The Royal Montreal Regiment
Vintage Wings of CanadaQuebecGatineauOutaouaisAviationEarly history of powered flight, classic aircraft
Bill Benson Military MuseumQuebecHumboldtEast CentralMilitaryinformation
Fort WalshQuebecMaple CreekSouthwestMilitaryRestored 19th-century fort and townsite
Royal Canadian Legion MuseumSaskatchewanSaskatoonWest CentralMilitarywebsite, uniforms, medals and memorabilia of the Royal Canadian Legion
Saskatchewan Military MuseumSaskatchewanReginaSoutheastMilitarywebsiteinformation

See also

See also

References

  1. A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums – Operations and Administration 2002-04-03
  2. http://www.dnd.ca/memorial/engraph/home_e.asp Archived 2002-01-18 at the Wayback Machine OMMC Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials in Canada
  3. http://www.ommc.ca/eng/welcome.html Archived 2009-02-02 at the Wayback Machine Organization of Military Museums of Canada
  4. 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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