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COVID-19 Collection

Help build Oakville Museum’s COVID-19 Collection

At a time when our community is separated from one another, the Oakville Museum is reaching out to our residents to share their stories as we build a new collection, one which will document the ...


From Workwear to Everywhere: The Story of Denim

Oakville Museum’s eagerly-anticipated denim exhibit “From Workwear to Everywhere” launched Tuesday, July 19, 2019 evening at Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre.

Denim, a fabric with a history – share yours with us

The Oakville Museum would like to borrow your well worn clothing for a new temporary exhibit.  From Work Wear to Everywhere: The Story of Denim show will be in the main gallery at the Queen Elizabeth ...

Celebrate Paris with the Oakville Museum: A French Connection

“Paris is always a good idea”, said Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 movie, Sabrina. Ah, but springtime in Paris! Equating springtime in the City of Light with extreme bliss is somewhat of a cliché.

Emancipation Day

Oakville’s Emancipation Day Celebration

Oakville residents are invited to celebrate a significant achievement in Canadian history at the annual Emancipation Day Family Event on the grounds of Erchless Estate on Monday, August 6 starting at 1 p.m.

Display of art and fashion

Art meets Fashion at Oakville Museum

What do Pierre Trudeau, Elizabeth Taylor and The Beatles have in common? They are all featured in Oakville’s newest Art and Fashion exhibition that will take visitors on a 250-year journey through the world of ...

Wedding Dress Exhibit 2015

Oakville Museum is always Fashionable with 1000’s Costumes

The costumes and textiles in the Oakville Museum Collection are rare survivors that have made it into the twenty-first century and have the potential to tell a variety of stories which give life to our ...

Historical Wedding Gowns

Crème de la Crème: Oakville Museum’s extravagant Bridal Fashions

This summer, the Oakville Museum unveils over 150 years of charming wedding fashions in a new exhibition entitled: Crème de la Crème. Drawing from the Oakville Museum’s extensive costume collection, this exhibition explores how bridal ...

Colour Coded displays of Clothing, Jewelry & China in Red

Oakville Museum presents: Colour-Coded

Your local museum holds and shares the treasures identifying our community’s past!  Colour-Coded offers a kaleidoscopic look into the Oakville Museum’s rich and diverse permanent collection ranging from paintings to sculpture, costume to decorative arts.  The objects ...

Military Uniforms: For Remembrance

For several years, the Oakville Museum has hosted an exhibition around Remembrance Day entitled Shadows of War: Not So Long Ago in the 20th Century.  The exhibit was first created in 1999, right at the turn ...

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