Stories from the Past

Archaeology Month 2022

100 years ago, the guns fell silent.

100 years ago, the guns fell silent, on November 11th, 1918. The final shot of the First World War rang out and for the first time in 4 years the fields were silent. Across the world, millions of people held their breath as they waited to see who would come home...

Artifacts and Archives: Behind the Scenes

This week we introduced a new member to our team: Grant! He’s our new Development Assistant! Here’s a few words about his first week. “My first week at the bunker has been outstanding! Everyone was very welcoming and extremely friendly. I was introduced to the...

Thankful for Freedom: A Cold War Thanksgiving

This weekend in Canada is Thanksgiving! In just 6 weeks our neighbours to south will be celebrating this holiday as well. Across North America millions of people will be consuming turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries and whatever else...

Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection

73 years ago this week, Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada defected from the USSR and revealed their secret agenda to the Canadian Government. His defection caused the arrest and conviction of 18 spies, broke up...

75 feet under: Behind-the-Scenes in the Machine Room

This week we introduced a new member to our team: Teigan!She’s our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator! Here’s a few words about her first week.“My first week has been really inspiring! Everyone has been warm and welcoming and I’m...

EIGHT: Arrival

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksThree people. 62 photographs. Twelve days. 3,550 miles.  Santa Barbara to Ottawa. We’re here … Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. [gallery...

SEVEN: Renewed Topographics

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksAs a photography-obsessed teenage I used to covet the small selection of monographs the high school library dedicated to the medium. It was there in the sterile scholastic surrounds under the dull...

SIX: The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksMinuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles were not the only nuclear-armed rockets lurking below the prairies of North Dakota. Watching over the state’s extensive cluster of Minutemans was the...

FIVE: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksIt might be the slowest elevator in North Dakota, but as you inch down below the North Dakota prairie, the destination is certainly worth the drawn-out ride.When the concertinaed gate retracts you are delivered into a...

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