Upcoming Events at the DMA

Family Day is just around the corner on Monday, February 20th, and there is LOTS happening at the Dundas Museum and Archives. Including a BRAND NEW iPad Scavenger Hunt Adventure, games, crafts, English Country Dancing and more.

We say farewell to Hemlines: The Fashion (R)Evolution on February 20. But opening on March 18 is Rebels and Reformers: Dundas on the Road to Responsible Government. This exhibit highlights the role Dundas and Dundasians played in the years leading up to respons...

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Happy Holidays from the Dundas Museum and Archives (and holiday hours)

The Board of Directors and staff of the Dundas Museum and Archives wish all our Friends, supporters, and visitors the very best of the season and in 2017. We look forward to seeing you for more entertaining and informative exhibitions and programs.

The Museum will be closed from December 27 to December 30 for staff to enjoy the holiday with their families and friends.

We will be open December 24 from 1 to 4pm and December 31 from 1 to 4pm.

We resume our regular hours on T...

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Preservation of and access to Dundas’ historical records made easier thanks to a grant from the Government of Canada

The Dundas Museum & Archives is the grateful recipient of $14,972.00 from the Government of Canada through the Documentary Heritage Community Partnership program administered by Library and Archives Canada.

This new funding will allow the Museum to continue to provide access to highly used records while preserving the originals. The Museum has already purchased a ScanPro 3000 digital microfilm scanner with funds from the grant. “This is a game changer for us,” says the Museum...

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Celebrating 60 Years!

The Dundas Museum and Archives is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. On April 21, 1956 Lt-Gov Louis O. Breithaupt presided over the ceremonial opening of the Museum doors.  Since then, the Museum and the people who have worked and volunteered over the years contributed to building a collection of great significance to the history, not only of Dundas, but of Ontario and Canada.

The DMA is a special place, with an incredibly rich and special collection.

An anniversary is...

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Victorian Fashion and its Influence on Modern Fashion

Happy #FashionFriday! Today I thought I would change things up for #fashionfriday and write a blog post about Victorian fashion its influence on modern fashion. Over the years we have seen many styles and trends come and go, from shoulder pads to Miami vice suits, and acid wash jeans. Many of these trends have been altered throughout the years but certain trends have always come back in fashion. Our latest exhibition, Silhouettes in Time, made me curious about how many  modern fashion tre...

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