We are preparing to welcome visitors back with a gradual reopening.  On August 10, 2020 members are welcome to reserve a time to explore again.  Then on August 24, 2020 the general public may also reserve to explore Bruce County history once again. 

Museum
Beginning on August 10, 2020

Monday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Archives & Research Room
Beginning on August 10, 2020

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

General Admission

Individual $8.00 + HST
Children $4.00 + HST
Student $6.00 + HST
Senior $6.00 + HST
Archives $6.00 + HST

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Enjoy the many benefits of Membership. Not only will you receive FREE admission for a whole year, but so much more!

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre​

33 Victoria Street North (in the town of Saugeen Shores)
Southampton, ON Canada N0H 2L0
Toll Free: 1-866-318-8889 | Phone: 519-797-2080 | Fax 519-797-2191

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Bruce in Khaki

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The Bruce in Khaki newspaper, was a production of the military Officers, N.C.O.s and men of the 160th Battalion, “It was printed at A. Lindsay’s Printing Office, Godalming, Surrey, where the Editor and his helpers were generously allowed full use of the office and equipment. …[and]… had entire charge of the editing, printing and distribution of the paper. The first copy was printed on October 12, 1917, and copies were printed weekly up to the sixth copy, after which, owing to the difficulty in securing paper and the War Office requiring to censor the contents, etc., it was almost impossible to get it printed; however a final copy, No. 7, was published as a New Year’s Edition, on the 1st of January, 1918.” 

The spirit of the newspaper was reflected In the introductory volume: “We believe that the new venture – the publication of a battalion paper, will be an inspiration to our boys and of supreme interest to the folks in the old home land of Canada. “ “Bruce in Khaki” included short stories, poems, camp news and news from home, inside-jokes and humorous tales, and information about the soldiers forming part of 160th Bruce Battalion, reflecting their activities in camp as well as their connections to home. 

In 1934, James Treve and Thomas Johnston released “Bruce in Khaki: A History of the Bruce Battalion and Complete Nominal Roll of all Men who were at any time on the strength of the Battalion.” The history includes details of organization and recruiting, training, departure for overseas, demobilization of 5th division, and badges. The nominal roll shows regimental number, rank and name, as well as the company or section the man belonged to in the 160th battalion, the unit served with in France, England, and whether killed, wounded, gassed, or decorated. 

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