On this day, ten years ago, The Secrets of Radar opened its doors to the public for the first time. Opened with the intention of sharing the almost forgotten legacy of Canadian radar involvement in World War II. With a collection largely derived from the generosity of veterans and their families, made up of artefacts, photographs, documents and books, we offer a quiet place for visitors and academics to conduct research.
The museum made it a mission to assemble and record the stories of veterans and now holds a substantial collection of oral history interviews which have formed part of the foundation for the museum's exhibitions. The story now stretches into the height of the Cold War, gathering the stories of veterans of the early warning radar lines and NORAD. From the technology of radar to the people behind it, its military and civilian history are covered in three large exhibition spaces. We offer outreach, tours and programs for adults and children all year long and are happy to co-operate and collaborate with other institutions and organisations.
Now, as we move toward the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, this small-but-mighty museum is poised to begin a renewal process that will include a travelling exhibition and a refresh and redesign of our permanent exhibits. You can expect to hear more about these exciting endeavours in the upcoming months.
If you'd like to know more about how you can help us grow over the next decade, please visit our "Get Involved" page.
Thanks for being part of our first 10 years. We wouldn't be here without you.