Internationally-famous Atlantic Canadian writer, L.M. Montgomery penned 20 novels in the period 1908-1939, most significantly the iconic Anne of Green Gables (1908). In addition, she kept copious journals throughout her life which offer great insight into the mind of this prolific writer & reveal her often strong opinions about current affairs. The First World War erupted early on in her writing career, and her journals & fiction demonstrate her worries, concerns, & emotions surrounding this devastating war.

This curated virtual exhibit uses Montgomery’s words as a starting point to illustrate the effect of the Great War on Canadian women