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  • Nov. 21 at the Museum – We say thanks!

    Each year the Stratford Perth Museum has an “end of season” get-together where we thank our volunteers, our sponsors, our community partners, our neighbours, our political supporters, auction item donors and anybody else that has helped make this just an exciting and thriving institution. This year it is Tuesday, November 21. We would love to… Read more »
  • Arctic ice expert Tom Zagon next speaker

    The Stratford Perth Museum is excited to announce the second round of presentations for its Summer 2017 Speakers’ Series. The series, which began with Flora Davidson and Meryl Oliver from Parks Canada, complements the summer exhibits at the Stratford Perth Museum. Those exhibits include the Franklin Exploration exhibit from Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario… Read more »
  • Hear the colourful history of Market Square July 9

    Stratford’s new and massively improved Market Square made its debut on Canada Day 2017 but did you know … An open river once ran right through Market Square … It was once a site for a sawmill, slaughterhouse and of course a market … The man who donated the land to the city insisted it… Read more »
  • Museum announces summer Speaker Series

    The Stratford Perth Museum is very proud to present a speaker series augmenting exhibits at the Museum this summer. The series opens on May 5 with two speakers from Parks Canada. Flora Davidson is a Parks Canada conservator currently working with the Franklin Expedition. She has worked closely with Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team on… Read more »
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Artifact of the Week!
What do you think this Jim Anderson painting portrays? Icebergs? Crumpled paper? Most paintings by Jim Anderson have no names or dates associated with them. Come learn more about this local artist, advocate, and archivist in our temporary exhibit, Jim Anderson: Artist, Archivist, Advocate, on now until Spring 2018. #artifactoftheweek #foundinourcollection #art #painting
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Artifact of the Week! 
What do you think this Jim Anderson painting portrays? Icebergs? Crumpled paper? Most paintings by Jim Anderson have no names or dates associated with them. Come learn more about this local artist, advocate, and archivist in our temporary exhibit, Jim Anderson: Artist, Archivist, Advocate, on now until Spring 2018. #artifactoftheweek #foundinourcollection #art #painting

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Artifact of the Week!
Do you know the story of Stratford’s name? This beer keg was used in the Shakespeare Inn, founded 1832, which was named when a Canada Company director gave the founder of the inn a picture of William Shakespeare to hang inside. The village was then called Stratford and the creek was named the Avon. A plaque beside Pazzo’s Restaurant marks where the inn stood. #artifactoftheweek #foundinourcollection #stratfordon
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Artifact of the Week!
Do you know the story of Stratford’s name? This beer keg was used in the Shakespeare Inn, founded 1832, which was named when a Canada Company director gave the founder of the inn a picture of William Shakespeare to hang inside. The village was then called Stratford and the creek was named the Avon. A plaque beside Pazzo’s Restaurant marks where the inn stood. #artifactoftheweek #foundinourcollection #stratfordonImage attachment

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