23 July 2011

Is the Bytown Museum chasing cheap publicity?

An Ottawa Citizen article makes it appear that the Bytown Museum, from its perch beside the Rideau Canal locks, has been attempting to jazz up its image by making dubious claims that war poet John McCrae, who wrote "In Flanders Fields", was gay.

The Citizen article refers to "an exasperated" BIFHSGO President Glenn Wright denying he was a source for any such claim, rather saying it was "a museum curator who “presented to me” the same-sex theory in conversation weeks ago."

The Ottawa Citizen article is at:
Bytown Museum claims famed war poet John McCrae was gay

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