Military history on display

The refurbished and expanded Vernon Cadet Museum is officially open for another summer.

The seven-year old museum in the former guardhouse off Highway 97 at the Vernon military base, has undergone extensive renovations this past year and expanded its displays to more than 2,500 items.

Glass cases display uniforms; video screens loop historic footage; there’s a library with a collection of books for cadets to spend some time in the evenings as well as a number of hands-on displays and challenges, including the working “Buzzer Practice Cadet Type” Morris code transmitter and Seccnd World War civilian gas masks. 

The museum will be open to the public daily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. except Mondays.

Lt.-Col Miroslav Novak praised curator Francois Arseneault for his seven years of dedication that resulted in the creation of the museum and its many exhibits chronicling the history of the 70 years that the the camp has trained thousands of young cadets.

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