How would you describe Anne Frank?

Throughout the summer, we have been collecting visitor responses to this question. Here are the top answers, with larger size representing more frequent responses. WordItOut-word-cloud-1143928

Anne Frank House exhibit extended through Oct. 18

anne frank house logo betterThe Stratford Perth Museum and the Anne Frank House have agreed to extend the exhibit, Anne Frank: A History for Today, through Sunday Oct. 18. The very well-attended exhibit, presented in conjunction with the Anne Frank House and the Stratford Festival, was scheduled to close Oct. 12. “It’s amazing to see the scale the project took on at the Stratford Perth Museum,” said Julie Couture, Canadian co-ordinator of the Anne Frank House. “All the wonderful docents took so many visitors from all ages through the intimate life of this little girl. So many people connected to this story through their own history made this project really special.” The exhibit opened June 6 and has attracted over 10,000 visitors to the Museum. “For those who haven’t had the chance to learn more about Anne Frank, we are happy to be able to extend this exhibition at the Stratford Perth Museum until October 18th,” added Couture. “We’re very proud and humbled to have been able to present this exhibit,” said John Kastner, Stratford Perth Museum general manager. “It’s an important and incredibly powerful exhibit and it will be a long time, if ever, before this exhibit returns to this area. That’s why we are so pleased to have been able to arrange an extension.” l The Museum has extended its summer hours and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including Sundays and Thanksgiving while the Anne Frank House exhibit is on display. On Oct. 19 the museum reverts to its winter hours – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays and holidays Tickets can be purchased in advance at stratfordperthmuseum.ca or at the door Admission to the Museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $15 for a family (plus HST) The Anne Frank exhibit is augmented by 17 artifacts from the Montreal Memorial Holocaust Centre The Stratford Festival’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank closes Oct. 10  For more information: Contact John Kastner, General Manager, Stratford Perth Museum johnkastner@stratfordperthmuseum.ca or 519-393-5311

Getting a charge at the Museum

Bob and Darlene James of Dundas, Ontario not only enjoyed their visit to the Stratford Perth Museum this morning — but they were able to charge up their electric smart car at the same time.  Thanks to Ideal Supply the Museum now has an electric car charging station.car charging

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