Stratford Perth Museum is closed!

unnamed-fileFollowing direction from the Medical Officer of Health regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stratford Perth Museum is closed until further notice. Stay safe, stay healthy and we will see you soon.

Innkeepers moved to September

Because of the ongoing and developing Coronavirus pandemic, The Stratford Perth Museum is postponing our big fundraiser and celebration, The Innkeepers' Dinner.
Instead of April 4 it will now be September 19, still at The Arden Park Hotel, and still sponsored by Wightman.
If you have already bought tickets they will be honoured Sept. 19. If you can't make it that day and you would like a refund - no problem - just give us a call at 519-393-5311 and we will make that happen.
Thanks so much for your understanding and -- we'll see you in September!


New board elected at Stratford Perth Museum Annual General Meeting

The Stratford Perth Museum held its Annual General Meeting February 19 and among regular business, elected a new board of directors.

Jeff Orr, co-owner of Orr Insurance, is the new board chair.

The rest of the board  ...
George Jansen - secretary
Janice Richardson - Treasurer
Ann Bossers
Cynthia Carlson
Sandra McLaren
Dave Pullen
David Stones
Gail Tolley
Martin Ritsma - City of Stratford representative
Doug Kellum - County of Perth representative

To view the museum's Annual Report, click here

Next Strong Female Lead event is SOLD OUT!

Vera McNichol is the subject for the Stratford Perth Museum’s next Strong Female Lead event Tuesday, March 3. The Strong Female Lead series takes place the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Because of popular demand, the museum added a 7 p.m. “show” next Tuesday. Please know that both shows are Sold Out and if you did not get a ticket online or call into the museum to reserve a spot, we cannot guarantee you a seat or a spot next Tuesday. The museum apologizes for this but our space is limited and there are capacity restrictions. Also, given the number of people from the community involved in the presentation we are unable to add additional shows.

Hiring Summer Students!

Call for Summer Students!


We are hiring and currently accepting resumes for full-time summer student positions. 

We will be hiring full-time summer positions, 35 hours per week, between 8 and 16 weeks. Applicants must be eligible under the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works guidelines. 

Send your resumes to

The Stratford Perth Museum is a stimulating work environment with so many opportunities to grow, whether you are interested in behind-the-scenes historical sleuthing or love to engage with international and local visitors, engaging in the highest level of customer service.
This summer promises to be more dynamic than ever with the new Tom Patterson Exhibit, the Anne Frank Exhibit, the now world famous. Justin Bieber Exhibit and a summer camp.



Innkeepers’ Dinner Has a New Date and a New Venue!

The 18th annual Innkeepers’ Dinner, in support of the Stratford Perth Museum, is a sure sign of spring.  Mark Saturday April 4th on your calendar and plan to attend Perth County’s most fun fundraiser! The Innkeepers’ Dinner always includes a delicious locally-sourced meal in keeping with a Perth County Inn from the 19th century. In addition, there will be silent and live auctions, a gift card wall, a live band and lots of fun and frivolity. This year, the dinner shifts to the Best Western Arden Park Hotel in Stratford and in conjunction with the move, the museum will be curating a special pop-up exhibit. The Arden Park is on the site of the iconic Kroehler furniture factory and there will be a display of artifacts from the museum’s Kroehler collection at Innkeepers. The evening will end with dancing to live music by Corduroy Gordon! Doors open at 6pm and dinner is served at 7pm, Cash bar.  Innkeepers’ tickets are available now and the price is still just $120 and that includes  a charitable tax receipt for $100. How to get your tickets: 1. In person at Stratford Perth Museum – hours are 10am-4pm every day. 2. By phone at 519-393-5311 3. Online @ and click on the the “Buy Tickets” tab at the top of the home page above!

March Break Camp 2020: Museum Curators!

March Break Camp | Museum Curators
What does it take to put together an exhibition at the museum? Museum Curators will get a special 'behind the scenes' tour of our Collections Room. Working as a curatorial team, campers will develop an exhibition theme, choose artefacts, create personal  objects, write didactics and finally curate a group exhibition in the museum. Parents are invited on the final day for a celebration and tour of the Museum Curators hard work.

March Break Camp Details:
Date: March 16-20, 2020 
Time: 9am-4pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost:  $180 (Museum Members) , $200 (Non Members)


Museum’s new promotional video

Thanks to Craig Thompson and Ballinran Entertainment and former Stratford Festival videographer Jason Clarke, the Stratford Perth Museum now has its own promotional video. We also appreciate everyone who stood in including Tina Grasby and son Jackson, one of our employees – Quinlyn Ellis and a couple of American Beliebers, Kendall Evilcizer and Alyssa Willett.

Ag Wall of Fame announcement delayed

The nomination period for the Stratford Perth Museum Agriculture Wall of Fame is now closed.

Historically, the honourees would be announced at the Stratford Rotary Club's Rural-Urban Dinner in April. However, since that event is cancelled, this year the honourees will be named at the Federation of Agriculture Harvest Dinner in November.

The Agriculture Wall of Fame was put forth in order to honour those who have made significant contributions to agriculture in the County. Perth County residents, both living and deceased, are eligible.