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First World War Centennial Committee

The First World War is considered one of the most defining events of modern history and touched the lives of every Canadian — young or old, man or woman, at home or abroad — including those in the Town of Newmarket. Despite being a small town of close to 3,000 people, Newmarket’s mighty response to the war was one of fierce patriotism and generosity.


*Final Year* of the Interactive Trench Exhibit, including Vimy Ridge Subway Tunnel and *New* Victory Arch

Newmarket Historical Society’s First World War Centennial Committee is proud to bring back to Old Town Hall for a final year, our Interactive Trench Exhibit. Experience a unique look at Newmarket’s history during the First World War; travel through a replica trench and a Vimy Ridge Subway Tunnel, and walk through a recreated Victory Arch to learn about Newmarket soldiers’ experiences after the war. Plus First World War artifacts, real footage of Newmarket soldiers heading off to war, and more!

Open to the Public November 3-17, 2018
Monday to Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Weekends from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Closed: November 16

School Field Trips are Available!
Please contact newmarkethistoricalsociety@hotmail.ca to book your class visit.

More Information

About the Committee:
Mission Statement:
To commemorate Newmarket’s First War veterans and their sacrifice; to educate and engage residents of the Town of Newmarket; and to honour the great patriotism of our small town in the First World War.

Vision Statement:
Commemoration, education, and remembrance of Newmarket’s First World War.

This project would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, who we celebrate below! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this program, please review our Sponsorship Package.


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