The Stratford Perth Museum, looking forward to its first full summer since in three years, is very proud to announce its lineup of exhibits for the summer of 2022.
Anne Frank: A History for Today
The Stratford Perth Museum is the only Canadian venue to host this exhibit in 2022. On loan from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the exhibit brings Anne’s story to the attention of visitors and encourages them to reflect on the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination and the importance of freedom, equal rights and democracy.
“The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam is happy to work in close collaboration for the second time with the Stratford Perth Museum in presenting one of our exhibitions travelling in Canada,” said Julie Couture, project coordinator for the Anne Frank House.
“The exhibit Anne Frank, A History for Today is on display in this beautiful and active museum to welcome visitors and students to engage in a discussion on how relevant her story is to us today,” added Couture. “What can we learn and what strength can we gain from the story of this young girl caught up by discrimination and war?”
There are two ways to experience this exhibit – general admission or a guided tour with a docent. General admission tickets are available online or at the door while guided tours can be booked by calling the museum @ 519-393-5315. There are also guided tours every Saturady and Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Anne Frank exhibit is in place until Oct. 31.
The Anne Frank House exhibit is supported by Bradshaws
Who Was Tom Patterson?
Originally scheduled for 2020 to coincide with the opening of the Stratford Festival Theatre named in his honour, the museum is presenting – Who Was Tom Patterson?
The easy answer to the question is that he was the founder of the Stratford Festival but that falls well short of giving him his due. He was a relentless salesman who convinced politicians, directors, actors, volunteers, construction companies and the business community that the Festival was a critical venture.
The exhibit at the museum tells the story of how a vision of bringing world-class theatre to a small southern Ontario city was embraced by the community and how his tireless and decades-long passion helped set the foundation for today’s Stratford Festival.
“The Stratford Perth Museum enriches both our community and the visitor experience here,” says Anita Gaffney, Executive Director of the Stratford Festival.
“We are delighted to partner with the museum again this year as we celebrate Festival founder, Tom Patterson, and the theatre that honours his central role in the vibrancy of our city.”
The exhibit was created in conjuction with the Stratford Festival Archives, the Stratford-Perth Archives and Tom’s family and includes many personal items.
Stratford Festival exhibit
Also new for this year is our replica of the Festival’s famous thrust stage designed by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. The stage, created for the museum by the Off The Wall Stratford Artists Alliance is not only a great addition to our Stratford Festival exhibit it’s also a great selfie spot! Yes, you too can be Hamlet! Alas poor Yorick …
The Stratford Festival exhibits are supported by Tim and Alexandria MacDonald
Justin Bieber – Steps to Stardom
The Justin Bieber exhibit, which tells the story of the Stratford native’s rise to the top of the music world, continues to be incredibly popular and has brought a whole new demographic to the musuem.
The exhibit has been augmented with new items courtesy of Justin and his family that cover the spectrum. Recent additions include his school basketball jersey from the Northwestern Huskies, his 2021 MTV award for Peaches and items from Justin and Hailey’s wedding.
And the Bieber exhibit also has its own selfie spot – you can sit next to Justin on the front steps of the Avon Theatre.
The Justin Bieber exhibit is supported by Hyde Construction
Tickets to the Stratford Perth Museum can be purchased online via our website – stratfordperthmuseum.ca – under the
Buy Tickets tab. Tickets can always be purchased at the door.
For information contact: General Manager John Kastnerjohnkastner@stratfordperthmuseum.ca, 519-393-5312