Exhibit: "How Brockville Celebrated the Centennial"
Start date: 3 January, 2017
End date: 22 December, 2017
Like communities across the country, Brockville celebrated Canada's 100th birthday with pageantry and projects. There were beauty pageants and parades alongside the construction of new arenas and parks. It was a time of celebration, a celebration of the past and of the future, in Brockville and across the country. This exhibit will showcase Brockville's community-building Centennial Projects and share the stories of the people involved.
Nature of the Project Reach
Brockville's citizenry are being encouraged to share their stories of how they celebrated Canada's Centennial year in Brockville, these stories will be showcased in an exhibit featuring photographs from the local newspaper, Recorder & Times, from 1967. The Brockville Museum is open year-round, and admission is by donation, making the exhibit accessible to all. About 40% of our annual visitation is by local citizens (who will be encouraged to share their own stories in the exhibit), while tourists will gain an appreciation of the people who make up our community.
This exhibit will provide a snapshot of life in Brockville 50 years ago and inspire community pride by looking at the centennial projects that helped build and shape our community.