Printing ABC’s Workshop – February 26, 2017

An Introduction to Traditional Letterpress Printing
Led by Mike Pomeroy

Sunday February 26, 1pm to 4pm
Recommended for adults and students ages 14 and up
Class size is limited to 5 people, so register soon!
Registration, including payment, is due by 4pm on Friday, February 17th 
Session cost is $60 per person 
(includes museum admission and access to all exhibits)

Join us at The Stratford Perth Museum for a hands-on workshop featuring the traditional craft of letterpress printing. See, feel, and experience the art of design and re-discover the beauty of hands-on creativity. With guidance from our instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to print with an antique printing press. So, roll up your sleeves and print your own letterpress keepsake!

This workshop will be led by Mike Pomeroy, our Print Shop Coordinator. You will learn the basics of letterpress printing, including a brief introduction to the history of printing, knowledge and techniques of printing processes, how to hand-set type, inking the form, and printing using an authentic period printing press. This workshop is intended for those interested in furthering their Letterpress Printing experience.

  • No previous letterpress experience is required. All workshop materials and tools are included.
    Aprons and gloves will be supplied as needed, but please wear old clothes, as ink may not wash out. Close-toed shoes are required.

For more information or to register, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at 519-393-5315 or email

About Mike Pomeroy:
Mike Pomeroy creates traditional letterpress art. Together with Marlene Pomeroy, he works in their Stratford Artists’ Studio known as Binding Impressions. Mike has learned his craft from formal workshop training and working relationships with some of the most respected letterpress printers in Canada and the USA. He has restored several antique printing presses, including his 1895 Iron Hand press, and is currently restoring the letterpress equipment and print shop at the Stratford Perth Museum.

March Break Camp 2017!

-March 13th to 17th, 9am to 4:30pm
-Drop off 8:45am to 9am, pick up 4:30pm to 4:45pm (please contact Kayla Droog for alternate arrangements)
-Open to ages 5 to 12 (will be divided into age-appropriate groups)
-Daily cost – $35 per child
-Cost for full week – $160 per child

Have fun while keeping your mind and body active this March Break. With five days packed full of crafts, games, experiments, and indoor and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone at the Stratford Perth Museum. Explore activities relating to winter, nature, and history. Weather permitting, we will be snowshoeing on the museum’s trails, and skating on the museum’s rink.

Over the course of the week we will be hosting special guests from the community for activities ranging from printing on a traditional letterpress to learning about fire safety and equipment.

We will be ending our March Break camp with a pizza party on Friday, March 17th.

To Bring:
-warm outdoor clothing
-indoor clothing that can get a bit messy or dirty
-peanut and nut free lunches, beverages and snacks
-an active imagination!

For more information or to register, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at 519-393-5315 or by
Download the registration form here: March Break Registration Form 2017
The form can be submitted by or dropped off at the museum.

Special thanks to the Ellice Optimist Club and Domino’s Pizza for sponsoring March Break Camp 2017! 


Fashioning History: Clothing & Society – NEW SESSION SPRING 2017

A Lecture Series by Joseph Hisey


Join us for an insightful, informative series that looks at the effect of textiles and clothing on the development of western society.

Beginning in the late medieval period, lecturer Joseph Hisey will lead us through a 500-year survey of the socio-economic and political aspects of cloth and its expression through personal identity and dress. His presentations are enlightening, revealing and witty.

Sunday Afternoons 1:30—3:30
March 5 to April 30 (no session on April 16, Easter weekend)

$10 per session
$70 for the full series of 8 sessions
(HST not included)
Includes admission to the Museum and all exhibits

To register, contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education & Public Programs by  or call 519-393-5315.

Seating is limited to 45.

Weekly Lectures:

Week 1:  It’s a Small World: Commerce & Dress in the Middle Ages
March 5

Week 2: Stuff & Nonsense: Conspicuous Consumption during the Renaissance
March 12

Week 3: Fashion Rules: Authority and Dress
March 19

Week 4: Through the Looking Glass: The Importance of Being Female
March 26

Week 5:  Fashion Victims: A Revolution in Fashion Politics & Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
April 2

Week 6: Victorian Industrialism, the Nouveau Riche & the Birth of Couture
April 9 

Week 7:  Simply Shocking: The Roaring Twenties & Those Bright Young Things
April 23

Week 8: Aftermath: Youth & the Next Generation
April 30

For more information about the session topics, check out the Fashioning History-Course Outline.

About Joseph Hisey:

Joseph pic2Joseph Hisey has lectured on fashion and design at Sheridan Institute of Design and Technology, and at Fanshawe College. He is a member of the advisory board of the Fashion History Museum, Past Chair of the Costume Society of Ontario and a regular contributor to their publication, “Costume Journal”. He organizes tours on fashion and textiles, including “behind the scenes” tours to some of England’s great museums, and is a serious collector of vintage and antique clothing.


Innkeepers’ Dinner

April 22 is the date and Knox Church is the venue for this, our 15th annual Innkeepers’ Dinner – the signature fundraiser for the Stratford Perth Museum.

Great Perth County food, wonderful entertainment and an exciting auction that includes both silent and live items. We are limited to 180 tickets and this event sells out every year!

Tickets are still $120 and that includes dinner and a tax receipt for $100.

To get your tickets on line follow this link — tickets

You can also purchase tickets at the Stratford Perth Museum or call us at 519-393-5311