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Exhibitions

Each year we offer guests a look at artifacts that are not ordinarily on display in our heritage buildings. If you think you've seen all there is to see at the museum village, come back and check out our exhibits in the modest Temporary Gallery space off of the Gift Shop! Season Pass holders get an exclusive opportunity to "meet the specialist" just before each exhibit opens. If you don't have a pass, consider buying one this year.

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

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

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

For more information on If these Walls Could Talk: Through the Eyes of Our Oddfellows Hall, contact Ellen Tayles, Conservator at 905.683.8401 ext. 3717, or etayles@pickering.ca.

Admission is included in the entrance fee to the museum village. For more information visit pickering.ca/museum or call 905.683.8401.

A Family Story: The Ashael Scott Box

Following the 1837 Rebellion, thousands of men were imprisoned across Upper Canada, to await trial as traitors. Rebellion boxes were carved by these prisoners as mementoes for wives, mothers, and daughters by the prisoners at the Toronto Gaol only. This box, bearing the words "Liberty" on one end, and "Equal Rights" on the other end was made by Asahel Scott of Pickering for his 5-year old daughter, and is the highlight of this rebellion-themed exhibit.

The exhibit will run September 3 to December 4, 2016.

For more information on A Family Story: The Ashael Scott Box, contact Ellen Tayles, Conservator at 905.683.8401 ext. 3717, or etayles@pickering.ca.

Admission is included in the entrance fee to the museum village. For more information visit pickering.ca/museum or call 905.683.8401.