Royal BC Museum

posted on May 24

The Royal BC Museum is one of my very favourite places to visit. Always a place to find the most interesting and stimulating exhibits one of the current exhibits is a fine example.

War Brides: One-Way Passage is a new exhibit at the Royal BC Museum. Meet war brides who, for love, left behind everything they?d ever known to join their servicemen husbands overseas. Some 44,000 war brides and their 21,000 children immigrated to Canada during the Second World War, in an effort organized and paid for by the Canadian government. In addition, an estimated 4,000 women emigrated from Canada as brides of Allied military personnel who had trained in Canada.

For anyone who has experienced the social and cultural shock of transplanting their roots from one country to another, especially during times of upheaval, this is a "must see" exhibit.