Museum searches for faces of Armistice
Maitland Regional Museum is hoping that this weekend’s armistice commemorations will encourage more privately-held WWI artifacts to be made available to the community.
In particular, the museum is searching for photographs of how Maitland celebrated the armistice and how the war changed the town.
“The war, as we know, just had so much of an effect on the men and women who were there and their families,” Maitland Regional Museum’s Janece McDonald said.
“There’s so much we’re only finding out now just by talking to the families, and we can see that through the images of the trauma that happened to these men and women.
“Unfortunately there’s not a lot images, but hopefully people have some at home and can bring them in to us.”
This Sunday marks 100 years since fighting ceased on the Western Front after more than four years of continuous war.
Services will be held at the East Maitland (William Street) and Maitland (Maitland Park) war memorials, both commencing at 10:30am.
On Friday, November 9, the museum will be hosting presentations from historian Ed Tonks and founder of The Harrower Collection David Harrower.
The Harrower Collection consists of artifacts and historical information about four WWI battalions, including the 34th, ‘Maitland’s Own’.
The evening begins at 6pm at Brough House and tickets can be purchased by phoning 4933 4450.