Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times

The Trail and District Library is pleased to present “Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Internment Experience during WWII”. As you know, libraries are about more than just books now and this exhibit is an example of how libraries interact with their community culture today. This exhibit is on loan from the Columbus Centre in Toronto, and Trail is the only venue for the exhibit west of Ontario. Several Trail residents were interned as Enemy Aliens and this is a story that many people have never heard.

The exhibit can be viewed:
January 11 – March 31, 2016
On the Red Floor @The Trail Memorial Centre (just outside the Library entrance)
1051 Victoria Street, Trail, BC

This is an exhibit of artifacts and information reflecting the experiences of Italian Canadian “Aliens” held in internment camps during the Second World War. An audio/visual component is available during regular library hours only.

An exploration of the experiences of the Italian community for all. This is open during regular Arena hours at no charge.

For further information or clarification contact:
Mrs. Karen McDonnell – 250-368-3108

Poster Download:
Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times Poster – 2016

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