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  • Free school trips to the Stratford Perth Museum

    A grant from the Orr Family Fund, held within the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, means that 200 Perth County students will be able to see some of the amazing exhibits at the Stratford Perth Museum this September at little or no cost. The Stratford Perth Museum received a $2,000 grant to offset the cost of… 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!
Imagine a train speeding past and you need to get a message to the conductor. What do you do? You use one of these! This is a railway orders hoop, used to pass notes with orders to railway workers. The note is rolled up and placed into a slot on the hoop. Then, as a train passes by, the hoop is held out and someone on the train passes his arm through the hoop, catching it. (see drawing) #artifactoftheweek #foundinourcollection #railway #trains
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Artifact of the Week!
Imagine a train speeding past and you need to get a message to the conductor. What do you do? You use one of these! This is a railway orders hoop, used to pass notes with orders to railway workers. The note is rolled up and placed into a slot on the hoop. Then, as a train passes by, the hoop is held out and someone on the train passes his arm through the hoop, catching it. (see drawing) #artifactoftheweek #foundinourcollection #railway #trainsImage attachment

It's been a great summer -- but -- this is the last few days to see our amazing Inuit art exhibit from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Nanuk's Journey.
The exhibit, which features 17 sculptures of bears, is terrific on its own or as it augments the visitor experience for those seeing The Breathing Hole at the Stratford Festival.
The exhibit comes down Monday and will be on display later this year at the AGO.
We are open 9-5 everyday, including Saturday and Sunday.
The image is Hunter Killing Bear, courtesy of the AGO.
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Its been a great summer -- but -- this is the last few days to see our amazing Inuit art exhibit from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Nanuks Journey.
The exhibit, which features 17 sculptures of bears, is terrific on its own or as it augments the visitor experience for those seeing The Breathing Hole at the Stratford Festival.
The exhibit comes down Monday and will be on display later this year at the AGO.
We are open 9-5 everyday, including Saturday and Sunday.
The image is Hunter Killing Bear, courtesy of the AGO.

Watch CTV News Live at 5 p.m. tonight to see a nice segment about the Stratford Perth Museum, which was filmed last week. As part of a new format CTV will be doing the news from the Market Square tonight and our General Manager John Kastner will be on live. CTV Kitchener StratfordON ...

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