The Home Front

Life for those on the home front was overshadowed by the activities happening overseas and the response of many of those left behind was to aid the war effort. This exhibition explores aspects of life at “home” during the First World War, from letter writing to victory gardens to women in the workplace. Using artifacts from the Museum’s collection, excerpts from Harris Family letters and diaries as well as historical visual images, participants will experience how life on the home front affected Canadians during and after the war.