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The Diefenbunker Museum is pleased to be launching Voices of our Past, as part of the Virtual Museums of Canada Exhibition featuring oral histories of former Canadian Forces Station Carp employees who worked at the Diefenbunker during its 33 year operation. This interactive exhibition features interviews and stories on daily life in the Diefenbunker and the atmosphere of the Cold War Era, but will also showcase special digital artifacts, including photos of the interviewees, period images of the Bunker and objects from our collection, which will truly serve to complete the story of the Diefenbunker.
For the first time, there is a generation of Canadians who were not alive during the Cold War. This exhibition will allow a new generation to hear from the employees of CFS Carp directly about life during the Cold War and the operations of an underground nuclear bunker.
Date: April 11 to June 11, 2013
Come celebrate Mother's Day at the Diefenbunker. Learn about the role of women in the Diefenbunker with our Women's History tour, and listen to accounts of women who were posted at CFS Carp. There will be Mother's Day crafts for the family!
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: As a special thank you to moms, we will be offering half off of their admission to the museum.
Activities included in the cost of admission. As always, this activity is free for our Museum Members.
For more information please call or email us at 613-839-0007 or email@example.com
International Museum Day has been celebrated around the world since 1977. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. The Diefenbunker certainly fits the bill as the structure itself was dedicated to the Continuity of Government, thus the development of Canadian society after nuclear warfare.
Museums enable us to discover our diverse heritage and help us to know who we are and what brings us together. Take the time to explore the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum on International Museum Day!
Come tell us what you love about Museums with our special chalk activity to take place outside on the helipad. (Please note: Activity is weather dependant.)
Learn to love the bomb with the classic Cold War-era black comedy "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." Remember, ladies and gentleman that you can't fight in here - this is the war room!
When: 6:00pm - optional guided tour; 7:00pm - Film.
Cost: Tour and film: $15, Film only: $8.
For more information or to make reservations, please contact us at 613-839-0007 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Art of Espionage
This is the perfect introduction to the life of a Diefen-spy. The Art of Espionage will cover all spy activities, from stealth and sneaking to codes and disguises. Your child will get a taste of what it's like to be a spy, and will graduate as a level one spy upon completion!
Making and Breaking Codes
Making and Breaking Codes is perfect for the child who speaks his or her own language and loves to solve puzzles. Campers will learn several methods of coding and decoding secret messages and will use this skill to solve the mystery of rogue Agent X.
Master of Disguise
This camp is especially for kids who love to dress up. Campers will be encouraged to wear a new disguise every day. They will come up with secret identities and develop the perfect disguise for sneaking around the Diefenbunker.
Investigation: Hunt for the Mole
Campers will become junior detectives at the Diefenbunker this week. They will learn stealth, observation and how to solve clues. They will use their new spy skills to find the mole within the Diefenbunker!
The Science Behind Spying
Have you ever wondered how to dust for fingerprints? Do you know how to read invisible ink? This week is all about experiments. Campers will use science to discover evidence and clues that will lead them to the capture of the rogue Agent X.
$225 per child per week
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