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Addressing Our Namesake

The last two weeks have brought to the forefront the racism which still exists in our society and with it an opportunity to talk about some uncomfortable issues. Many of you have heard about Henry Dundas and his links to the slave trade in Britain and have asked us about it. Here’s some information. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, was a Scottish lawyer and politician who was first appointed to British cabinet in 1791 as Secretary of State for the Home Department. He favoured a “gradu...

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A message from the Board of Directors and Staff of the Dundas Museum

We have been watching, listening, and learning. In Canada we have a history that has too often erased the experiences of Black Canadians. There is much work to be done to uncover and tell these stories. At the Dundas Museum and Archives, we acknowledge that museums are not neutral and must actively engage in this process. To do this, we must collect, preserve and share the stories and lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and people of colour in our community. We...

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Live from the Dundas Museum: Virtual Tour of A Century Ago

Step back 100 years with Exhibitions Coordinator Austin Strutt on this virtual tour of our feature exhibition, A Century Ago: Dundas in the 1920s. It will be streamed via Facebook Live on June 12 at noon.

From the extravagant to the every day, the distinct aesthetic of 1920s along with their enthusiasm for modernization will be discussed.

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Dundas Museum Closure

The Dundas Museum has always been committed to the health and safety of our Friends, volunteers, visitors, and staff. In response to the developing situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dundas Museum will remain closed until further notice.

We are collecting stories of the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Dundas. Help us record this unique time in history with your experiences, photographs, and more. Tell us how you are coping in these extraordinary times.

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Dundas Museum Closure: March 16 to April 7

The Dundas Museum has always been committed to the health and safety of our Friends, volunteers, visitors, and staff. In response to the developing situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dundas Museum will be closing our doors effective from March 16 until April 7. During this time, we will be closely monitoring the situation and take all advice and precautions suggested by local health officials.

This closure will impact all rentals, camps, events, and viewings of our galleries...

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