Billy Bishop to host Heritage Fest June 17

The Billy Bishop Museum in Owen Sound invites the public to a free open house on Saturday, June 17, from noon to 4 p.m. in celebration of the Billy Bishop Heritage Fest. The free open house includes opportunities to view exhibits such as “Ground Truth: Stories of Canada’s War in Afghanistan”. Kids can fly into […]

Bishop museum’s new virtual tour shares more of city’s military past

Billy Bishop Museum’s latest virtual tour presents the final resting places of Owen Sound’s three famous Victoria Cross recipients but also other local military figures interred at Greenwood Cemetery, St. Mary’s Cemetery or commemorated in an Owen Sound park. The Owen Sound Military Heritage Trail: Greenwood Cemetery Loop, introduces online visitors to the gravesites, some […]

City’s new OPEN Card launches Wednesday

Fun isn’t hard with Owen Sound’s new OPEN Card. The soon-to-launch OPEN Card grants cardholders free membership and access to The Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, and Marine and Rail Waterfront Museum. As an additional benefit, through the TOM’s affiliation with the Ontario Association of […]

Billy Bishop Museum seeks Afghanistan vets’ stories for exhibit

Canadian Afghanistan War veterans willing to share their stories will be included in a new exhibit at the Billy Bishop Museum this spring. Canada joined an international coalition force against the al-Qaeda terrorist network and Taliban regime following the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001. Canadian soldiers served there between 2001 and 2014. […]

Billy Bishop Christmas open house, teas, to kindle seasonal spirit

Billy Bishop Museum will host a free Christmas open house Saturday and Sunday, then it will present Victorian Christmas Teas every Wednesday until mid-December at the museum. The Christmas open houses will take place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day this weekend, in the First World War flying ace’s boyhood home, an 1884 […]