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How Brockville Celebrated the Centennial

Brockville Museum curator holds up memorabilia from the new exhibit How Brockville Celebrated the Centennial

How Brockville Celebrated the Centennial – a new exhibit at the Brockville Museum

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, the Brockville Museum’s newest exhibit, “How Brockville Celebrated the Centennial” will be open on Tuesday, January 3rd. This colourful exhibit takes a light-hearted look at how Brockville and its citizens celebrated Canada’s 100th birthday.

Like every other community across the country, Brockville celebrated the Centennial with pageantry and projects.  The year consisted of parades, beauty pageants, numerous community projects, and many other events.  It was a time of celebration – both of the past and of the future. It was a time of growth and optimism not only in Brockville but across the country.

Within the exhibit there will be a memory wall for people to post their own reminiscences, film footage illustrating local events, “1867” costumes to try on as well as numerous photos and artifacts.

This exhibit will appeal to residents and non-residents alike!  For those from Brockville you are guaranteed to recognize someone you know, for those from other parts of the country it will be a reminder of the events that happened in your own community in what was a stellar year in Canada’s history.

The Brockville Museum is open Monday to Friday from 10 am – 5 pm; admission is by donation. For further information please visit our website at www.brockvillemuseum.com.