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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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Harry Potter and Itinerant Entertainment in Dundas

On May 21st 1858, there appeared in the Dundas True Banner and Wentworth Chronicle, an advertisement. This advertisement would be exciting for readers — especially young readers — today. Why? It announced that Harry Potter was coming to Dundas! And Harry Potter was a magician, known as the original American Wizard! The ad reported that Harry Potter would entertain audiences at the Town Hall the next night. Modern readers would be surprised — and delighted — to read of...

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Parallel Destinies Speaker Series

The Dundas Museum and Archives invites you to join us this summer for the Parallel Destinies Speaker Series and celebrate our artistic heritage.

The Parallel Destinies Speaker Series will explore the lives and careers of the two great Canadian landscape artists Homer Watson (1855-1936) and Carl Ahrens (1862-1936). These insightful and entertaining talks will highlight the similarities and differences, to make their work known, understood and appreciated.

There are three events sch...

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