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.
Tom Thomson: His Life and Art
Many people associate artist Tom Thomson with the origins of The Group of Seven, and places such as Owen Sound, Georgian Bay, Algonquin Park and Toronto. But did you know that he was born right here in Claremont, Pickering Township in 1877?
This exhibit will commemorate the 140th anniversary of Tom Thomson's birth in Pickering and the 100th anniversary of his death, including an exploration of the Thomson family, the life and work of Tom Thomson and his mysterious death in 1917.
Exhibit will run June 1 to September 3, 2017. Admission is included in the entrance fee to the Museum.
For more information on Tom Thomson: His Life and Art, contact Ellen Tayles.
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 9 to September 30, 2017. Admission is included in the entrance fee to the museum village.
For more information on A Family Story: The Ashael Scott Box, contact Ellen Tayles.