The Swift Current Museum is gearing up for Remembrance Day next month with its newest display.

Enemy Aliens opened on Tuesday and for the next few months offers the public a chance to learn about internment camps across the country between 1914 and 1920.

Melissa Shaw, the City of Swift Current's General Manager of Culture and Aquatics Services, said the exhibit featuring 33 photos displays the conditions 8,579 males had to endure after being identified as aliens.

"We're hoping that people can take a moment, come and look at the images, read the text, and see that although the war was across the ocean, that there was some fallout and somethings that happened here at home," she said. "Really tying it back to how Canada had such a bigger role in World War I."

The museum has had its eye on bringing this exhibit to Swift Current for some time now which was developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Ukrainian Canada Civil Liberties Foundation.

"Every year we bring in different travelling exhibits," she said. "We try through the October, November, and December season that's reflective of Remembrance Day and the wars. This was one that was selected a little over two years ago to come and visit our museum.

The exhibit also features a map of the 24 locations in Canada that once housed one of these internment camps with the closest locations being Eaton, Saskatchewan and Lethbridge, Alberta.

It will be on display until January 2 with the museum open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

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