From The Standard, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (link below):
On display outside Ottawa for the first time, a collection 18 photos telling the stories of Canadian veterans is going up at the Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre.
“It’s about injuries, both visible and invisible,” said Jessica Wilson, cultural development co-ordinator for the Town of Lincoln.
Developed by the Canadian War Museum and Legion Magazine photojournalist Stephen J. Thorne, "The Wounded" exhibit features black-and-white portraits of 18 Canadian veterans of the war in Afghanistan.
The photos are accompanied by harrowing stories that cover the physical, emotional and psychological traumas that come with war. They include stories like that of Andre Girard, who, Wilson said, was shot in the head and had fragments of the bullet pierce his brain. Despite 10 days in a coma and emergency surgery that included replacing 30 per cent of his skull with a 3D-printed piece of acrylic, Girard survived.
“There are some powerful stories,” Wilson said.
To accompany the exhibit, local historian Adam Montgomery will be speaking at the museum on Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. The presentations cost $15 per person. Those interested are asked to register in advance at the museum, Fleming Centre or online (see Registration link below).
"The Wounded" is one of three exhibits going up at the museum. The others include the "Tale of a Town" project that seeks to keep the oral stories of Lincoln alive. Stories told by notable residents such as former mayor Ray Konkle have been recorded. The interactive exhibit includes the audio stories and will become part of the museum’s collection.
The final exhibit, "The Quiltmaker," is a display of local artist Donna Bothen’s quilt work.
An opening for all three is planned for Thursday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m.