Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
April 13, 2017

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The Rooms Launches First World War Online Exhibition and Virtual Tour

The Rooms continues its First World War commemorative efforts with the launch of a bilingual online exhibition entitled Beaumont-Hamel and the Trail of the Caribou: Newfoundland and Labradorians at War and at Home 1914-1949. It features new stories, a 3D virtual tour of the physical exhibition and a special section dedicated to the battle at Beaumont Hamel.

This online exhibition is a part of the Where Once They Stood We Stand campaign, and was made possible with funding from the Government of Canada.

On July 1, 2016, The Rooms marked the 100th anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel with the largest First World War commemorative efforts in Canada. These efforts successfully shifted the story of Beaumont-Hamel and Newfoundland and Labrador’s involvement in the First World War from a provincial story to a Canadian story.

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“The continuous effort by The Rooms to commemorate Beaumont-Hamel and the Trail of the Caribou has truly been extraordinary, and I applaud all the hard work and dedication that has gone into making this exhibition a reality. I encourage everyone to visit, and to learn the story that helped shape the future of our great province.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister Responsible for The Rooms Corporation

“The Rooms is pleased to continue sharing the story of Beaumont-Hamel and the efforts of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in the First World War. This extraordinary new online exhibition and virtual tour enables us to reach residents throughout the province and continues to help us to tell our story to the rest of the country.”
Dean Brinton
Chief Executive Officer, The Rooms Corporation

“We are excited to be able to provide teachers and students across the province with this wonderful additional education resource. The online exhibition compliments The Rooms First World War edu-kits, available to schools province-wide.”
Anne Chafe
Director, Museum Division, The Rooms Corporation

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Learn More
View the new online exhibition and virtual tour by visiting www.theroomsgreatwarexhibit.ca External Link

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Media contact:

Anne Chafe
Director, Museum Division
709-757-8077
annechafe@therooms.ca

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