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The Organization of Military Museums of Canada is a national organization for the promotion of military museums in Canada
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The OMMC was established in 1967 by a group of military museums, historians, and military history enthusiasts. It has over 40 individual and 60 institutional members including Canadian Forces museums, Parks Canada sites federal, provincial and municipal museums. The OMMC is a registered, charitable, not for profit organization which was incorporated as the Organization of Military Museums of Canada in 1992. Ms. Marilyn Gurney is the President of OMMC Inc. The OMMC is located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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The OMMC is an umbrella organization for Canadian museums whose major purpose is the preservation and display of military artifacts, as well as for all other interested institutions and individuals. The OMMC is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit institution.

Mission and Vision


The OMMC mission is "to preserve the military heritage of Canada by encouraging the establishment and operation of military museums, to educate museum staff through lectures, discussions, workshops, visits, publications and exhibits, and to cooperate with other public and private bodies devoted to the same or similar purposes." The OMMC vision is "to foster and be part of a national co-operation in a common agenda to preserve and interpret the domestic military history of Canada, set in the wider context of Canadian and international society and human affairs."

Programs


The OMMC is an association of peoples and organizations who operate military museums, promote the Military history of Canada
Military history of Canada
The military history of Canada comprises hundreds of years of armed actions in the territory encompassing modern Canada, and the role of the Canadian military in conflicts and peacekeeping worldwide. For thousands of years, the area that would become Canada was the site of sporadic intertribal wars...

, preserve and display military artifacts and militaria, and re-enact military operations.

The OMMC Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials in Canada was a millennium project to identify and record all Canadian military memorials in Canada.

The OMMC provides courses, meetings and other opportunities for members to explore common problems, provide instruction on new methods in museological practice and broaden the historical knowledge of museum staffs. The OMMC Studies Awards, for example, provide financial support to our members who participate in museology courses, training workshops and personnel development as a means of furthering their education and training. The OMMC newsletter is The Bulletin.

Partners


The OMMC's partners include the Canadian Museums Association (CMA). Member organizations partner with local heritage organizations.

History


The Organization of Military Museums of Canada was incorporated in 1992. The OMMC fosters public awareness and promotes the enjoyment of Canada’s military history. The “Bezeau Report”, the OMMC strategic plan was presented to the membership in 1998.

Member Organizations include

  • Aero Space Museum
    Aero Space Museum
    The Aero Space Museum of Calgary is a museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The museum is located immediately south of the Calgary International Airport....

     in Calgary
  • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
    Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
    The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum is a Canadian aerospace museum located in the Halifax Regional Municipality in the province of Nova Scotia.It is the only museum devoted to preserving all aspects of Atlantic Canada's aviation heritage.-History:...

  • Base Borden Military Museum
    Base Borden Military Museum
    Base Borden Military Museum is a military museum located on the grounds of CFB Borden, in Borden, Ontario, Canada. Combining four separate museums, it has numerous items, equipment and vehicles from all eras of Canadian military history, including a large number of historic armored vehicles and...

  • Canadian Air and Space Museum
    Canadian Air and Space Museum
    The Canadian Air and Space Museum is an aviation museum featuring artifacts, exhibits and stories illustrating a century of Canadian aviation heritage and achievements...

  • Canadian Museum of Flight
    Canadian Museum of Flight
    thumb|right|De Havilland DH100 Vampire Mk.3 at Canadian Museum of FlightThe Canadian Museum of Flight is an aviation museum at the Langley Regional Airport in Langley, British Columbia, Canada...

  • Canadian War Museum
    Canadian War Museum
    The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the museum covers all facets of Canada’s military past, from the first recorded instances of death by armed violence in Canadian history several thousand years ago to the country’s most recent...

  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
    Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
    The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a Canadian aviation museum located at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport near Hamilton, Ontario. The museum has 36 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters on display....

  • Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
    Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
    The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is an aviation museum located at Brandon Municipal Airport, Brandon, Manitoba. It is dedicated to the memory of the airmen from the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, who trained at World War II air stations across Canada...

  • Comox Air Force Museum
    Comox Air Force Museum
    The Comox Air Force Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts relating to CFB Comox, its squadrons and its units. The museum is located at the main gate of CFB Comox, located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The museum opened its doors in the current...

  • Great War Flying Museum
    Great War Flying Museum
    The Great War Flying Museum is an aviation museum located at the Brampton Airport in Brampton, Ontario Canada. The museum builds and maintains flying replicas of World War I aircraft. Paying members and volunteers help build and maintain the authentic replicas.All aircraft are kept in airworthy...

  • Lorne Scots Regimental Museum
  • Military Communications and Electronics Museum
  • Musée du Fort Saint-Jean
  • Musée Naval de Québec
  • National Air Force Museum of Canada
    National Air Force Museum of Canada
    The National Air Force Museum of Canada, formerly known as the RCAF Memorial Museum, is an aviation museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and is located on the west side of CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario....

  • Naval Museum of Alberta
  • Naval Museum of Manitoba
    Naval Museum of Manitoba
    The Naval Museum of Manitoba is a museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada dedicated to the Royal Canadian Navy and its influence on Manitoba. The museum first opened in 1980 in the HMCS Chippawa building in Winnipeg...

  • Ontario Regiment Museum
    Ontario Regiment Museum
    The Ontario Regiment Museum, an accredited , is one component of the Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada...

  • Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
    Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
    The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is a military museum located at Wolseley Barracks in London, Ontario, Canada, the historic home of the The Royal Canadian Regiment .-History:...

  • Royal Military College of Canada Museum
    Royal Military College of Canada Museum
    The Royal Military College of Canada Museum, established in 1962, is located in a Martello tower known as Fort Frederick on the campus of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, and is operated by the college. The Royal Military College of Canada Museum has regular hours from...

  • The Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archives
  • The Military Museums
    The Military Museums
    The Military Museums is a reorganization of the former Museum of the Regiments in Calgary, Alberta, announced by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on June 3, 2006...

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  • The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Museum
  • Western Canada Aviation Museum
    Western Canada Aviation Museum
    The Western Canada Aviation Museum is a museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is the second largest aviation museum in Canada. The collection is housed in an original Trans-Canada Air Lines hangar dating from the 1930s....


  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum & Archives
  • Virtual Museum of Canada
    Virtual Museum of Canada
    The Virtual Museum of Canada is Canada's national virtual museum. With a directory of over 3,000 Canadian heritage institutions and a database of over 600 virtual exhibits, the VMC brings together Canada's museums regardless of size or geographical location.The VMC includes virtual exhibits,...


See also


  • List of conflicts in Canada
  • List of Canadian military operations
  • Canadian Forces
    Canadian Forces
    The Canadian Forces , officially the Canadian Armed Forces , are the unified armed forces of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act, which states: "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces."...

  • History of the Canadian Army
    History of the Canadian Army
    The Canadian Army as such originally only existed under that name from November 1940 to February 1968. However, the term has been traditionally applied to the ground forces of Canada's military from Confederation in 1867 to the present...

  • History of Canada
    History of Canada
    The history of Canada covers the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago to the present day. Canada has been inhabited for millennia by distinctive groups of Aboriginal peoples, among whom evolved trade networks, spiritual beliefs, and social hierarchies...

  • Military history
    Military history
    Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships....

  • Colonial militia in Canada
    Colonial militia in Canada
    From the founding of New France until the establishment of a professional Canadian Army, the colonial militia played an extremely important role in the defence of Canada...

  • List of Canadian Victoria Cross recipients
  • Canada and the American Civil War
    Canada and the American Civil War
    At the time of the American Civil War, Canada did not yet exist as a federated nation. Instead, the territory consisted of the United Province of Canada and the separate colonies of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, as well as a crown territory administered by...

  • Canada and the Vietnam War
    Canada and the Vietnam War
    Canada did not fight in the Vietnam War and diplomatically it was "officially non-belligerent". The country's troop deployments to Vietnam were limited to a small number of national forces in 1973 to help enforce the Paris Peace Accords...

  • Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion
    Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion
    The Mackenzie–Papineau Battalion or Mac-Paps were a battalion of Canadians who fought as part of the XV International Brigade on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. Except for France, no other country gave a greater proportion of its population as volunteers in Spain than Canada. The...

     - Canada and the Spanish Civil War
    Spanish Civil War
    The Spanish Civil WarAlso known as The Crusade among Nationalists, the Fourth Carlist War among Carlists, and The Rebellion or Uprising among Republicans. was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939...

  • Canada and NATO
    Canada and NATO
    Canada has been a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization since its inception in 1949. Canada was not only a member but one of the principal initiators of the alliance. This was a marked break with Canada's pre-war isolationism, and was the first peacetime alliance Canada had ever...

  • Canada and the United Nations
    Canada and the United Nations
    Canada has been a member of the United Nations Organization since the body's creation and has served for 12 years on the Security Council, one of the most of any non-permanent member...


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