Oakville Museum: Open

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Friday, July 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
Erchless

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The Oakville Museum will be open this Canada Day 2016.

Art and Fashion

May 27, 2016 to June 18, 2017 at Erchless Estate

Through history, fashion design tracked and echoed trends in art. The developing aesthetics of artistic styles can be followed in the progression of fashion design. Discover how each garment on display has a particular relationship to the art of its time.

The Art of the Hat

Now open at Erchless Estate

Hats from the Speir’s collection and the Museum’s permanent collection showcase the beauty, workmanship and history of millinery as both a craft and form of expression. This exhibit offers an exciting view into the fashionable lives of Ontario women in the twentieth century.

Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History

Permanent Exhibit at Erchless Estate

Artifacts, pictures, text and a documentary video tell the stories of many of the African-American families who settled in Oakville and were important to the development of our community. Visitors will discover the story of Branson Johnson, a freeborn African-American, who arrived in Oakville with his family in 1855. His Certificate of Freedom from a Maryland court and the pocket watch in which it was hidden for many years are featured. Passed down from one generation to the next, the certificate shows how subsequent generations defined and preserved evidence of freedom.

 

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom

Permanent Exhibit at Erchless Estate

In this exciting and moving multi-media presentation, the ghost of Deborah Brown tells the true story of her heroic flight from a life of slavery in Maryland to her new life of freedom in 19th-century Toronto.

The exhibit was created by Parks Canada in partnership with the Ontario Black History Society and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Presentation available in French and English.

 

 

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