70 years to the day (almost) Stratford Perth Museum is re-creating the home-coming dance for the Perth Regiment
On January 16, 1946, the parade square on the top floor of the Stratford Armoury on Waterloo Street South was packed as the community gathered to welcome home the Perth Regiment.
January 15, 2016, Stratford Perth Museum will be hosting a dance which will replicate that event.
The Festival City Big Band will provide the entertainment, people are encouraged to dress in period clothes and brush up on the Charleston and there will be a slide show with dozens of images of the Perths’ triumphant return in 1946.
The dance will take place in the exact same location, at the same time of day and even the ticket for the event is a recreation of the ticket from 1946.
The Stratford Perth Museum would like to thank Canada’s department of National Defence for generously making the Armoury available for this event. The event also could not be possible without the financial support from sponsors Orr Insurance, Premier Courier and Urban Renos.
Because of the age of the building, with stairs and smaller exits etc., only 140 tickets are available.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the museum or on our website under Buy Tickets tab.