Celebrating Canada Museum Exhibit
Start date: 1 June, 2017
End date: 30 September, 2017
A museum exhibit that will present the history of confederation, reflect on how Canada and the local region celebrated this anniversary in 1967, and explores themes of patriotism, nationalism and identity.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between
London Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast
Nature of the Project Reach
The exhibit will act as the focal point for educational programming and community public programming. By partnering with multiple community groups and organizations, including youth, we seek to build a more invested and engaged community. Strathroy-Caradoc has a sizeable Dutch and Portuguese population, as well as German, Polish, Hungarian and Aboriginal identity populations, and the museum seeks to engage these and other groups that reflect Canada’s cultural diversity, through this project.
The goal of the exhibit is to create a deeper understanding of the region’s and the country’s history, and the people, places and events that have shaped our community. In doing so, we also hope to inspire a feeling of pride and identity within the Strathroy-Caradoc community.
The museum welcomes volunteers to assist with research and exhibit development, as well as associated programming.