Earlier that morning the lad and I had talked about which of the three museums in St. Thomas we wanted to go to. The train station, the generic one or the military one. We had been to the train museum already so that was a no go. And after looking over the two websites the lad asked if we could PLEASE go to the military museum.
This museum focuses on the actions of Elgin County residents in various wars. Boer war, WW1, WW2, War of 1812 (mostly 1813 for residents here), the Korean wars, and another war that I can't recall.
Things of Interest that we Learned
2. Rats were a significant problem in WWI, in the trenches.
3. Soldiers made some really neat trench art. (this has come out in play as the "soldier angry birds and pigs" are making fancy coats for themselves out of recycled pop bottles). Not quite accurate but good enough. :)
4. Jumbo had a made up story told about his death that many people still believe today. He was killed by an unscheduled train because he couldn't outrun it (not because he stopped to save Tiny Tim the smallest elephant). - this tale is coming out in play as the King pig has to save the minion and OH NO!!!!! They are going down the waterfall!!! It's a runaway pig!!! HELP!!! He's going to die mom, he's going to die!!!
5. Doing Morse Code is fun, and it's hard to learn the spacing of letters and words.
Some Random Pics
I thought this was a good way to add some easy Canadian History into his noggin. :)