Museum – Outreach
The Combat Service Support (CSS) Museum participates in “outreach” programs to inform and educate students, cadets, seniors and other members of the general public. The Museum sets up portable displays at arranged locations and conducts formal or informal lectures or talks on general military or combat service support topics.
Some examples of previous outreach programs include:
- Portable displays at the Bardal Funeral Centre at 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, during Remembrance Week. This entailed visits by 300 to 450 students from Grades 3 to 11 from numerous schools both inside and outside Winnipeg. Students received talks from both wartime and peacetime veterans, viewed portable displays of military artifacts from different military units, and visited the veterans’ section of Brookside Cemetery.
- Military artifact exhibits in two revolving doors of the Richardson International Airport for approximately 7 – 10 days, which provided exposure to historical and contemporary military artifacts to thousands of travellers.
- Museum visits to rural communities such as Manitou during their celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 184th Battalion from Pembina Valley and a First World War Museum’s “A Day in the Trenches” near Pilot Mound, MB which featured displays, tours and reenactments for approximately 300 visitors.
The CSS Museum is willing to participate with portable displays and talks about military-related activities and history at schools during Remembrance Week annually or on other occasions, subject to the availability of speakers and given sufficient advance notice to make arrangements.
Schools interested in having a speaker or a portable display about Combat Service Support units may contact the CSS Museum by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (204) 786-4378 to leave a message. Group tours may also be arranged.