With budgets tighter than ever, and faced with an increasingly busy and demanding audience, museums have been forced to get creative with their programming. Museums are getting pretty clever, but I think this event takes the cake.
If you live in Ottawa, you have to check out the Diefenbunker’s Valentine’s Event “Love Under Cover.” For an evening of “covert affairs,” you and your sweetheart can take a tour of the museum, listen to an oral history of people who fell in love in the bunker, enjoy a gourmet meal, and watch a Cold War-era film.
Dessert features include "Fallout Framboise" and "Liquid Courage" truffles.
Single? No problem! As they point out in their blog, you can sit at the mixer table, where maybe you will “find love in a hopeless place!”
A concrete fallout shelter and Cold War hysteria might not be traditional romantic elements, but you have to admit, the Diefenbunker sounds like one of the sweetest places to be this Valentine’s Day.
Not in Ottawa but still a history lover? Check out our Calendar of Events to see what’s happening in your community.