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Dundas and Kaga: 50 Years of Friendship | Opens August 3
In 1968, Dundas and Kaga Japan, became the first twinning of eastern and western communities. It has since become the longest lasting exchange programme in the world. Started after World War II, this grass roots programme began as an exchange of letters between Dundas Mayor Leslie Couldry, Dr. Hannah Newcombe, and Kaga Mayor Higashino. Their aim was not only to allow students to experience a different culture, but also to promote cross-cultural understanding and world peace.
Since that first exchange over 40 years ago, the two communities have continued to build and strengthen their ties one student at a time. The exhibit will highlight the relationship between
the two communities and display the beautiful collection of Hina-matsuri dolls recently donated to the Museum.
Do you have a story to tell or a collection to share with the public? If so, you should consider becoming a Community Curator!
Our collections management team will bring out the curator in you! Individuals, classes, families, and organizations are all welcome to participate. We will help you present your treasures in a professional manner and publicize your exhibit, so you can invite your friends and family. The Dundas Museum & Archives is your community museum and we want you to be a part of the action!
Contact Curator & General Manager Kevin Puddister at 905.627.7412 or email from the contact page for more information.