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Seeing Our Country through the Eyes of Map - Makers.
Capture a glimpse of how early European explorers understood their new place in the world through the maps they left behind in Dr. Stephan Landis’ lecutre, Seeing Our Country through the Eyes of Map – Makers. The lecture will be on Thursday, June 8th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Dundas Museum & Archives.
Dr. Landis will be speaking about the fantastic maps in the current exhibit in our Education Centre, Telling Our Story Through Antique Maps: A Short Visual History. The exhibit will be available until June 19th.
Made in Dundas Pins & Magnets
Missed your chance to get a Made in Dundas 2017 pin or magnet? For a LIMITED TIME, each featured at the Made in Dundas Community Festival will be available in the DMA gift shop! Come down for a day at the Museum and pick up yours today.
History of Canada Colouring Books in the Gift Shop!
Upcoming Event: Shaw Festival Tour & Show
Join us on a fabulous coach bus to explore the lives featured in our latest exhibition, Rebels and Reformers: Dundas on the Road to Responsible Government.
Starting with a jaunt to the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum, and concluding with the spectacular production of 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt at the Shaw Festival Courthouse Theatre, this is a can’t miss event!
Tickets are $100 for Friends of the Museum or $110 for Non-Members. Tickets are available for purchase until April 28th, but seats are limited!
1837: The Farmers’ Revolt: Shaw Festival Courthouse Theatre
A handful of immigrant farmers have been struggling for years to turn Upper Canada’s forests into farmland; now they are told that their land has been dished out to government cronies. With William Lyon Mackenzie as their leader, a band of desperate men and women march down Toronto’s Yonge Street.
First seen in 1973, this modern Canadian classic uses a vaudevillian combination of words and music to tell the story of an uprising that paved the way for nationhood.
Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum
The restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie reveals 500 years of printing technology, amid the authentic ambiance of a period print shop.
Rarest in the museum’s collection is the Louis Roy Press, oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world! A hands-on experience is encouraged with a working linotype and 8 operating heritage presses.
Pre-school Kids Drop-in Program Resumes This Thursday!
We are excited to announce that beginning this Thursday, April 6th the pre-school kids drop-in program will take place in the education centre!
Join us for kids activities, crafts, games, and fun in our Education Centre, pre-school ages welcome. You can pop in between 10:00 and 11:30am and stay as little or as long as you like.
This is a free program, but donations are welcome!