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Canada 150 Multi-Faith Celebration Faith Communities Enriching Hamilton
November 15 – January 13
Initiated by the Association of Dundas Churches, and with the participation and involvement of a spectrum Community Curator of local Faith and spiritual communities, this community curator exhibit has been organized to mark the contribution of Faith to the character and culture of community life. The transformation of national and our local Dundas and Hamilton society is evident with the presentation of devotional and sacred artifacts from the Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Buddhist communities. The inclusion of Baha’i sacred texts marks a greater than a hundred-year history in Canada.
What emerges with the exhibit is the commonality amongst Faith traditions and spiritual practices; a belief in a greater power, a commitment to service to others, and a desire for peace and harmony. It also gives recognition and acknowledgement of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Nations, on whose traditional territory the events take place and within the “Dish with One Spoon” Treaty agreement. Reflective of European settlement from the time of confederation onwards, many to the artifacts presented in the exhibit relate to the Christian tradition, its sacraments, liturgy, rituals and conventions of worship. Sacred texts figure centrally in the exhibition in the representation of a breadth of Faiths. The inclusion of the recently discovered “time capsule” from the original Jewish Community Centre offers insight into aspects of community life from the mid-20th century, as well as the service to the broader community made by Jewish veterans.
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.