Farewell to our amazing team from the summer of 2014!

With Labour Day weekend just days away, we at the Diefenbunker are preparing to bid farewell to an impressive group of young people who kept the Bunker running smoothly throughout the busy summer months.  They tackled specially assigned projects; led secret missions over nine action-packed weeks of Spy Camp; greeted and toured the masses every day of the summer; and hosted innumerable Bunker birthday parties on weekends.  Not to mention … Continue reading Farewell to our amazing team from the summer of 2014!

Designs to Commemorate the Victims of Communism, by Henriette Riegel – Executive Director, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a public consultation organized by the Department of Canadian Heritage to view the design concepts of the six finalists for the creation of the National Memorial to Victims of Communism: Canada, a Land of Refuge. Each finalist presented a concept board, a maquette, and a sample of materials, as well as other visual aids like digital walk-throughs. We had the opportunity … Continue reading Designs to Commemorate the Victims of Communism, by Henriette Riegel – Executive Director, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Dr. Strangelove Movie Night!

Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Stangelove or: How I learned to Stop worrying and Love the bomb” turns half a century old this year! What better way to celebrate this iconic film then by watching it in a Cold War Bunker? Bring your family and friends on Thursday August 21st for an exclusive viewing of this masterpiece…75 feet underground! 6:00pm – Optional guided tour; 7:00pm – Film Tour … Continue reading Dr. Strangelove Movie Night!

“Artifact Revival: Enriching Artifact Records in a Community Museum & National Historic Site” Part Two of a Two-Part post by Kaitlyn Dubeau, Programs and Exhibitions Intern

As promised in last week’s Diefenchunk post, I’m happy to share my findings on a special can of dehydrated milk from the Bunker’s collection. MIL-KO – COLD WAR SURVIVAL PACK The milk can is a cylindrical can of dried or dehydrated milk in powder form. The contents of the can are still intact, as the can was never opened.  The label includes the “11 Steps … Continue reading “Artifact Revival: Enriching Artifact Records in a Community Museum & National Historic Site” Part Two of a Two-Part post by Kaitlyn Dubeau, Programs and Exhibitions Intern