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!

Preserving Pickering's Past

June 1 - September 2, 2019
Pickering Museum Village (PMV) Temporary Gallery

The Pickering Museum Village will be expanding rapidly over the next 5 years. The Conservation Building, opening September 2019 is the first of these expansions. An exploration of the design process and the conservation field will provide insight into behind the scenes museum work. This exhibit will demonstrate the importance of preservation of artifacts within the museum collection.

Admission is included in the entrance fee to the Museum. For more information, contact Ellen Tayles.

Something Old, Something New

June 10 - August 12, 2019
Pickering City Hall

In this exhibit, the Pickering Museum Village, in partnership with members of the Tamil community, explores the wedding customs of Pickering's Victorians set beside Hindu wedding customs. It explores themes surrounding the ceremony, clothing, food and gifts. The exhibit features artifacts and traditional items including ceremonial dress, jewellery, and photographs.

A Family Story: The Ashael Scott Box

September 2 - September 27, 2019
Pickering Museum Village (PMV) Temporary Gallery

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

Admission is included in the entrance fee to the museum village. For more information, contact Ellen Tayles.