Charge your electric car at Stratford Perth Museum

What’s new car charger -- bestat the Stratford Perth Museum? How about an electric car charger! Thanks to an initiative, as well as a generous donation from Listowel-based company Ideal Supply, motorists with electric cars are now able to charge their vehicles at the Stratford Perth Museum. The charger is free to use. “Rural areas in general – and that area of Perth county in particular – is underserviced for access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations,” said Tim MacDonald, president and CEO of Ideal Supply. “Installing one at the Stratford Perth Museum seemed like a great way to draw attention and traffic to this incredible facility – while supporting local owners of electric vehicles and visitors to the Museum. By collaborating with Leviton and Culliton we were able to make it happen.” Leviton is the maker of the electric car charger and Culliton did the installation. The Museum is happy to be joining the electric car-charging network. “From the Museum’s perspective it is very much in keeping with our environmentally aware approach,” said John Kastner, general manager at the Stratford Perth Museum. The Museum is located just west of Stratford at 4275 Huron Road (Highway 8, Line 34). The parking spot closest to the road is outfitted with the electric car charger.

Sold out crowd hears Holocaust survivor Claire Baum

Holocaust survivor Claire Baum, who survived the darkest days in Rotterdam’s history, spoke of her life experiences to a sold out audience at the Stratford Perth Museum July 23.. Ms. Baum’s presentation was the third in our Anne Frank House Speakers Series, following Julie Couture from the Anne Frank House and Stratford family historian Tine Bueclaire baumchler. There are three Speakers Series events remaining this summer. Len Rudner, an expert on Jewish relations and security issues, August 5 Sara Farb, who plays Anne in the Stratford Festival production of The Diary of Anne Frank, August 16 Jason Schwartz, author and photographer – The Ghosts That Haunt Us / Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, September 24  The Anne Frank House Speakers Series is generously supported by Bradshaws. Click here to purchase tickets Purchase Speakers Series tickets