Opening 2018 Summer Season
Tom McLaughlan, Museum Chair, welcomed all visitors and guests.
Tom past the mic over to Brian Clancy, a Sussex Middle School teacher. This year , grade 6 and 7 French Immersion students from Sussex Middle School wrote a book of short essays exploring the inspirational life of Anne Frank. Anne was an 11-year old Jewish school girl living in Amsterdam when the Nazis forced her family into hiding in 1942. The book is titled Cher Kitty, a nod to how Anne began her diary entries each day. The project grew out of their Provincial curriculum, which calls upon students to explore human rights for children. And explore they did! Something extraordinary occurred when they welcomed Anne's 74-year old diary into their classroom. This teenager sparked a remarkable level of curiosity and academic engagement that was just a joy for the teachers to watch unfold.
A copy of this book will be on display at the Museum. Stop by to read through this remarkable book which we were very honored to receive.
The Museum will be open the week of May 14th .
Presentations of the school book, Cher Kitty - Lessons from the Life of Anne Frank based on her story from WW II, to the Embassy Attaché, MP, MLA, Town and Museum.
A Vimy Ridge banner and battle field map was presented to the Sussex Middle School by the 8th Hussars Museum
The unveiling of the 8th Hussars museum’s 2018 display on WW I and the Last Soldier Killed, 11 Nov 1918 with family members Lawrence and Tammy Price. Assisted by LCol Linssen and LCol Peppard.