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Past Exhibits


Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017

Elgin County’s museums celebrate Canada 150 using the theme of transportation. Moving people and goods around and across our county took many forms in the years leading up to 1867 and after. Pick up an Elgin County 150 passport and visit all the participating sites.    Pictured above: Italian freighter San Sebastiono of Trieste at Port Stanley, 1959                         Times-Journal Collection, Elgin County...

Monday, April 10, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017

  In 2011 The Huronia Branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild put out a call to rug hookers across Canada for works celebrating the barn. The result was 68 entries of which 40 were selected for a travelling exhibition.    Each artist selected a barn building with special significance to them, many choose the barn on the farm where they live; others hooked barns fondly remembered from childhood or mythical barns, dreamed of but never built. Still others were selected...
udy Currah and Keith Caughell, c. 1973 Canadian Ice Dancing Champions

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017

Travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History Interpretive panels illustrate the story of skating in Canada. The show includes artifacts from other winter sports as well as photos and costume from local skating clubs. Try your hand at traditional table top hockey.  (Photo): Judy Currah and Keith Caughell, c. 1973 Canadian Ice Dancing Champions    
Rodney 91st Battalion

Friday, January 1, 2016 to Friday, December 30, 2016

Artifacts and photographs from the battle front and the home front; highlights include the departure of the 91st Battalion (Elgin’s Own) for England, and a Wall of Remembrance for the men who  didn’t come home.
Apple Parer

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Friday, December 23, 2016

A tour through the museum’s collection of labour-saving, time-saving and just plain inventive machines and contraptions of the 19th century. Highlighted  by a new interactive piece from London artist Ron Milton.
Pressed Glass Goblet

Monday, May 2, 2016 to Saturday, September 3, 2016

A large selection of late 19th and early 20th century pressed glass on loan from a number of private and public collections. Organized by Glasfax, an association of Canadian glass collectors. 
World War One Sketch of a truck

Monday, February 1, 2016 to Thursday, September 1, 2016

An exhibition of over 30 original sketches of people and places near the Canadian lines during WWI by H.W. Cooper whose work appeared in Macleans Magazine and other publications before the war.   Macleans published a number of his sketches and letters in 1918 in a series of articles which are reproduced in the exhibit. Also included are a number of paintings by Ross Osgoode an artist from St. Thomas who served in the war and produced  views of a number of landmarks as he saw them...
General Currie

Monday, May 2, 2016 to Saturday, July 30, 2016

Meet Canada’s foremost WWI general, and native of Strathroy. Follow the experience of the Canadian troops as they grow in number and ability, eventually to be led by a Canadian and to fight as a unit.  Exhibit includes photographs and WWI artifacts. 
Monarch Butterfly

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Thursday, December 24, 2015

Follow the Monarch on its flight from the shores of Lake Erie to Mexico through the colourful and detailed photography of Francisco Gutierrez, naturalist and ultra-light aircraft pilot. Also featured is a selection of work by several prominent Elgin County nature photographers and artists. From the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum  
Historical Undergarments

Monday, May 11, 2015 to Saturday, August 29, 2015

Undergarments have been worn since the dawn of fashion to protect outer clothing from perspiration and soiling, while providing warmth, modesty and support for the body. However, undergarments have also been used to pad and bind the figure into exaggerated fashionable silhouettes. This exhibition is a visual journey through the sensational corsets, crinolines, bustles, and bras that have been used to idealize the female form since the 18th century. Organized and circulated by the Fashion...