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On the Hunt for Artifacts!

Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

The Pickering Museum Village is currently seeking artifacts for display in a 2016 exhibit.

If These Walls Could Talk: Through the Eyes of Our Oddfellows Hall

In 2015, the Oddfellows Hall at the Pickering Museum Village underwent a large scale relocation and refurbishment project. Originally located on Altona Road, north of the 5th Concession in Whitevale, this building (built in 1869) was donated to the museum by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Cooper in 1966. In summer 2016, the museum will feature an exhibit focusing on the varied history of the building, as well as the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Lodge #155 who used it as their meeting hall for over 70 years.

The museum is currently seeking photographs, documents, regalia and other items relating to the history of this hall, and the Independent Order of Oddfellows in general, for inclusion in this exhibit. Please contact Ellen Tayles, Conservator at Pickering Museum Village for more information.

The exhibit will run June 4 to August 28, 2016.

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Ellen Tayles
Conservator l Culture & Recreation, Pickering Museum Village
905.420.4660 ext. 3717
1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739