Anne Frank House exhibit returning to Stratford Perth Museum

Popular exhibAFH house panel 1it back for six weeks beginning December 18.  The Anne Frank House exhibit, which broke Canadian attendance records at the Stratford Perth Museum this summer, is back for a limited time. Anne Frank: A History for Today was mounted in conjunction with the Stratford Festival and its presentation of The Diary of Anne Frank play. The exhibit’s last day at the Stratford Perth Museum was Oct. 12, but through a series of circumstances it has become available for a second showing. The exhibit will open Saturday, December 18 and will be on display at the Stratford Perth Museum until January 31. “We were very fortunate to be able to have this exhibit for the summer,” said John Kastner, Stratford Perth Museum general manager. “When it became possible for us to have it again for another six weeks we were very grateful for this rare opportunity.” Over 12,000 patrons saw the exhibit this summer at the museum and the popularity of the display was a major reason to have a second showing. “Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t call to see if the exhibit is still here or ask if it’s ever coming back,” said Kayla Droog, the museum’s Manager of Education and Public Programs. “When we had the chance to display the exhibit again it was an easy decision.” The suspension of extra curricular activities this fall meant there were many school trip cancellations. This second showing will provide another chance for school groups and individuals to see the travelling exhibit. Museum’s winter hours are 10-4 daily and 12-4 on Sundays and holidays including Boxing Day. Tickets are available at the door or online. To book a school trip or a group contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at or call 519-393-5311. For more information contact: John Kastner, General Manager, . -30-

Tickets on sale now for Perth Regiment dance circa 1946

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70 years to the day (almost) Stratford Perth Museum is re-creating the home-coBig_Bandming 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.
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