Great summer events at the Museum

Justin Bieber: Friends and Early Mentors

With special Guest Speaker Nathan McKay!

A long-time friend of Justin Bieber, Nathan has also been an occasional concert promoter, Justin’s babysitter, mentor, archivist, and musical colleague. Nathan lived on Kapelli Circle next to Justin and his mother Pattie for six years, and attended church with them. He produced and promoted four concerts for Justin before 2008. Join us for an evening with Nathan as he discusses his friendship and mentorship with Justin.



Friday, July 20th, 2018
Exhibit viewing: 5pm to 7pm
Talk begins: 7pm
Tickets: $15 (HST included)

For more information, contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at 519-393-5315 or by

Shine On - Inaugural car rally
and show and shine August 11

Rotary Club of Stratford/Stratford Perth Museum team up to present first Dave Blackburn Memorial Car rally and Show and Shine

The Dave Blackburn Memorial Car Rally & Show, “Shine On”, will feature classic cars, live entertainment, food trucks and a beer garden ... and lots of fun!
The Saturday Aug. 11, fundraiser (rain date Aug. 12) has been organized by the Rotary Club of Stratford and the Stratford Perth Museum. It’s a public event, open to everyone of all ages.

It’s also a tribute to the late Dave Blackburn who died in 2013. He was a devoted Rotarian, antique car lover and former branch manager at the TD Bank on Downie Street in Stratford.
The Rotary Club and the Stratford Perth Museum had been toying with the idea of a car rally and show and shine event for the past few years. The two organizations, who have partnered on a number of initiatives in the past, decided to join forces.

The event is a perfect fit for the Museum - it includes an historical element and concludes on the Museum grounds. That’s also where a lot of cool cars will be on display. The theme of the rally this year is “The Big Three” - North American cars built before 1975 - but all cars are welcome to take part. The same goes for the Show & Shine. Registrants can be in the Car Rally, or just the Show & Shine, or both.

Rally drivers will get started at Avon Public School on Huntingdon Street beginning at 10 a.m. and embark on an historical three-hour tour of Perth County (no gravel roads, we promise) that concludes at the museum.

The Show & Shine starts at the Museum at 3 p.m., which is when the public will be admitted. Spectator parking will be available on an adjacent property and will be clearly marked.
There will also be a beer tent and food trucks on site – and a fun family atmosphere. Awards for the rally and the show will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by The New Boys beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Registration for the rally is $75, which includes a box lunch for two and entry into the Show & Shine event. Registration for the show and shine is free. Admission to the museum grounds is $10 (children 12 and under free.)

For more info and to register go to, call John at 519-393-5312 or email

"Never Say Never" Outdoor Film Screening at the Stratford Perth Museum, July 27th, 2018

The Stratford Perth Museum is doing Drive-In, picnic style!

Bring your own blanket or lawn chair, because at 8pm on the evening of Friday July 27th,  we'll be showing Never Say Never, a documentary detailing Justin Bieber's rise to fame, the first of two special outdoor screenings this summer as part of Movies Under the Stars on the lawn of the Stratford Perth Museum.

Tickets are only $15 and include entry to the Steps to Stardom exhibit between the hours of 6 and 9 pm before the film begins just after sunset.



Friday, July 27th, 2018
Grounds open 8pm
Exhibit viewing: 6pm to 9pm
Film begins just after sunset
Tickets: $15 (HST included)

Tickets are available through Queen of the Square website, follow this link: Tickets

4275 Huron Street and there is parking available on-site.

Concessions will be available, cash-only. Rain Date set for Saturday July 28th.

Sneak Peek: On August 12th, the museum will be presenting "Rocky Horror Picture Show". More info coming!


Flavours of Perth BBQ and Corn Roast 2018

At the Sebringville Community Centre, Monday August 20th,  4 to 7pm

Our annul fundraiser- smoked pork chops, fresh corn on the cob cooked by our steam engine, local pie for desert. Family friendly.

Tickets available on our website (press the ticket link!) and at the museum, or call 519-

Adults $20, Children $15


For more information give us a call at the Museum, 519-393-5311