New exhibit at Trail Riverfront Centre in time for Remembrance Day

Trail area residents will get a chance to step back in time at the Riverfront Centre, with their new exhibit in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War.

The Trail Museum and Archives Society has a new exhibit opening today.

The Affectionate Son, the Great War in Words recounts the experience of Trail soldier Jimmy Schofield, the son of former Trail Mayor and long time conservative MLA James Schofield.

The Historical society was gifted a collection of letters from the soldier to his family, particularly his mother and father...and what started out as young man seeking excitement turned to tales of trench life, combat and disillusionment.

Jimmy Schofield was wounded 3 times but did make it home to Trail.

The exhibit opens today at the Riverfront Centre, there's samples of his letters, dog tags, and photos, and a display of what a trench scene would have looked like.

The Trail Historical Society will be there today doing a membership drive, and to answer questions about the exhibit.