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 to60 Years Poster 8.5 x 11 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 a time of celebration and we will have many opportunities to do just that throughout this year.

Our first commemoration is the exhibition 60 Years: Treasures from our Vault. This is a different kind of exhibit for us. We’ve asked some Museum and community friends to choose their favourite artifacts and archives from our collections. Their choices will surprise and delight you. This is an eclectic exhibition showcasing your community museum’s amazing collection!

There are many highlights: our stunning Chabanex tapestry;  a Norman Hartnell gown; a 1796 land grant; a keepsake book filled with locks of hair; a permanent wave machine; a home-made violin; the robes the Hon. Thomas Bain wore when he was Speaker of the House of Commons; First Nations archaeological artifacts; a piece of meteor. And more!

We are excited to share these treasures and their stories with you. Visit us soon.

60 Years: Treasures from our Vault will be on display until June 4.