New exhibit at Fulford Place explores life during Edwardian period
This spring, the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to explore the lives of self-made millionaire and Senator George T. Fulford I (1852-1905) and his family and staff as explored in Pieces of Me, a new exhibit opening on Thursday, April 27 at Fulford Place.
Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Confederation and reflections on Canadian identity, Pieces of Me uses the Fulford Place collection to show how our identities are reflected in the objects we leave behind.
Pieces of Me will bring to life the stories of George, Mary and Dorothy Fulford, as well as members of their household staff, Emily Moody (housekeeper), Julian Malette (ship captain) and John (Suzuki) Rayburn (chef). Learn about self-made millionaire George Fulford’s love of adventure through his travel mementos, or discover Captain Malette’s character through his daily journal entries. Each artifact on display will give visitors insight into the personalities and experiences of those who lived and worked inside Brockville’s historic mansion.
Pieces of Me was created by Jasmine Proteau and Victoria Byers, students in the Master of Museum Studies program in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto.
Date: Thursday, April 27 to September 4, 2017
Hours: By appointment (April 27 to May 19)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (May 20 to September 4)
Location: Fulford Place, 287 King Street East, Brockville Ontario
Fulford Place – a National Historic Site – is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage.