Treasures exhibit opens at museum

Curator’s Choice: Treasures from Local Museums, Archives and Art Galleries opens at the Guelph Civic Museum on April 9.

The opening reception will be held on April 8 from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

This exhibit will feat­ure a treasure found in each of the collections of local muse­ums, art galleries, archives, and historical societies in the City of Guelph, County of Welling­ton, and Region of Waterloo.

Over 32 heritage organiza­tions are participating and all are members of the Waterloo-Wellington Museums and Gal­leries Network or the Well­ington County Local History Network. Those groups meet regularly to share resources and ideas.

Some of the treasures included will be the farmers smock belonging to F.W. Stone, a drafting set used to design the West Montrose covered bridge, a typewriter used by Canada’s first blind Newspaper editor, Rixon Rafter, of Arthur, a Munro mechanical table top hockey game, a metal fire buck­et used from 1850-1930 from Wilmot Fire Brigade, a handmade bass by Robert Jack­son of West Luther township, and an etching by Homer Watson, titled Pioneer Mill.

The exhibit will be an interesting mix of objects, art and archival material represent­ing the diverse collections found in Waterloo-Wellington.

The exhibit continues at the Guelph Civic Museum until Sept. 27. Guelph Civic Museum is located at 6 Dublin Street South.

Admission is $4 for adults, and $3 for seniors, students, and children, and families pay $10. 

Contact Guelph Museums at 519-836-1221, extension 2774 for more information or visit guelph.­ca/museum.