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Murder Mystery Returns to the Dundas Museum!
You’re invited to a party to “die” for! Join us on Thursday, October 26th for Mayhem at the Museum: 77th Fiasco! Wine and cheese will be served with a side of mystery. Can you uncover the murderer lurking in the shadows? Tickets are $30.00 each or only $25.00 for Friends of the Museum. Call us at 905.627.7412 or e-mail email@example.com to book your tickets.
Grand Opening Date Change: Seeing and Feeling Reflections by Rick McKenzie, Rob Robichaud, Rolph King
The Grand Opening of Seeing and Feeling Reflections by Rick McKenzie, Rob Robichaud, Rolph King has changed to Saturday, October 21 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The show will be on display in the Education Centre Gallery from October 7 until January 6.
Dundas Cactus Festival and Parade
The Dundas Museum & Archives will once again be attending the Cactus Festival. This year our booth will be located in Memorial Square. Come say hi! The booth will feature an exhibit on the festival as well as the Museum’s history, and gift shop items will be for sale.
On Thursday, we will be showing off the newest addition to our colletion, a 1961 Thibault Pumper Fire Engine in the Cactus Festival Parade.
Three Artists for Jade Now Open
Three Artists for Jade is now open! The art show features several beautiful pieces, with all proceeds going towards health care treatments for a 3 year old girl named Jade. Come out to support this wonderful cause. Below is a description, submitted by her family:
Our beautiful little three year-old has a happy smile for all. The hard thing is that Jade was born with a very rare, spontaneous, genetic mutation called Aicardi Syndrome that only affects girls. This syndrome is marked by agenisis of the corpus callosum (partially formed only) and many seizures on a daily basis. These factors – especially the seizures – cause developmental delay in varying degrees. As a result, speaking and walking are major issues in her development. The medications that help to control, but not yet eliminate, her seizures are expensive. So too are the therapies that could help control the seizures and help to overcome the delay in walking. The therapies (acupuncture and a specialized physio-therapy called Move to Learn) are becoming prohibitive without financial help. That is why this Art for Jade fundraiser is so important and we thank you for your support.
Historic Bertram's 1904 Punching & Shearing Machine at the Museum!
On Monday, June 26th, a historic punching & shearing machine was installed at the corner of Park St. W & Albert St., in front of the Dundas Museum & Archives. It was made in Dundas by John Bertram & Sons Co. in 1904.
The machine was sold to Goldie McCulloch Co., now Babcocks & Wilcox Canada in Cambridge. It was used until the 1980’s, when it was relocated to Southworks Mall. The owner of the property donated the machine to the Museum.
Goldie McCulloch Co. originally made water wheels, flax mills, tannery machines, and boilers. The punching & shearing machine was used in their factory to cut metal pieces in order to build these products.