Early History and Development of the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum by Connie Higginson-Murray

Connie Higginson-Murray is one of the original founders of the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum and a long-time volunteer who has contributed very significantly to it’s creation, development and sustainability. She is a professional analyst and policy writer and has (in her retirement) researched and authored a detailed history of the formative years of the ‘bunker’s’ transition from a recently closed-down operational, nuclear war shelter for essential federal civil and military Continuity of Government officials to what is intended to be Canada’s most comprehensive and complete museum of the Cold War.

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