Join Shari on Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 PM at The Military Museums (located at 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary) for a presentation as part of the Blood sweat and tears: Canadian Military Medicine Lecture Series.
Shari’s presentation, entitled “…And A Few of the Best of Us,” highlights the residents of Glenbow, a former settlement located in today’s Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, who volunteered to provide medical care to soldiers during the Great War. Two of these personalities are featured in the exhibit Blood, Sweat and Tears: Canadian Military Medicine. Meet a doctor (Andrew Walter Park), who overcame his own grave illness to aid WWI veterans and help Calgary’s sick. Hear about the men of the Field Ambulances who risked and suffered personal harm while assisting injured soldiers. Learn how a gifted and trail-blazing nurse (Marion Moodie) defied limitations in order to answer the call to serve.
Join archaeologist and historian Shari Peyerl, who will share these stories and others from her book Alberta’s Cornerstone: Archaeological Adventures in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.