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Gold locket belonging to Georgina Pope, “Prince Edward Island’s Florence Nightingale,” gifted to Canadian War Museum

_ (press release) _ The Canadian War Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a locket that once belonged to pioneering Canadian military nurse Georgina Pope, known as “Prince Edward Island’s Florence Nightingale.” The gold-filled pendant and chain, presented to Pope for service in the South African War, was donated to the Museum by her great-niece Louise Birkett Krapf, shortly before Krapf’s death in 2015. ...

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KING: Lost Viking settlements in Canada

_ This is a two part series that looks at the mystery of the Vikings lost settlements in Canada. This post originally appeared on Andrew King’s Ottawa Rewind . _ ** _ PART 1: Vikings Cometh _ ** This week the Canadian Museum of History opened a special exhibit called ** “Vikings” ** described in the promotional material as “engaging interactive displays and 500 outstanding artifacts from The Swedish History Museum”. ...

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War Museum shares history of Canadian Military Headquarters at London’s Canada House

A small display, developed by the Canadian War Museum, has been unveiled at Canada House in London, England. ** History in the Making – C.P. Stacey and Canadian Military Headquarters ** tells the story of Canadian Military Headquarters (CMHQ) and the man who served as official historian of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. ...