Exhibitions

 

The Indigenous History of Prince Edward County (Permanent)

‌Macaulay Heritage Park

23 Church Street, Picton

The County's human history spans nearly 12,000 years. However, in the past our museums have focused almost solely on the last two centuries, and the story of white Loyalists, who arrived in Prince Edward County in the late 1700s, and their descendants. It is the duty of the County Museums to preserve the County’s history truthfully, and as completely as we can, and this permanent exhibit dedicated to the story of Prince Edward County’s Indigenous peoples provides an opportunity to collaborate with our neighbours at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and acquaint our visitors with an undertold story from this region's past, present, and future.

 

 

Many Rivers to Cross: The African Canadian Experience (On Loan) 

‌Macaulay Heritage Park

23 Church Street, Picton

This exhibit, on loan from the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario, examines the important place that people of African descent have occupied in Canada from the 17th century to the present. It addresses a range of subjects – migration, culture, the struggle for justice, and work – all in the context of the development, over the past 400 years, of a complex, vibrant community and supportive community life.



 

Flashback Fashion: Women's Fashion From 1840-1940 (Temporary)

Wellington Heritage Museum

290 Main Street, Wellington

This exhibit showcases the fleeting nature of ladies' fashion, through a display of dresses, shoes, hats and more.

The Victorian era (1837-1901) ushered in trend after trend women's fashion - changing sleeves and skirts, bodice shapes, waist heights, and hemlines. Entering the twentieth century, women began to experiement. Clothing was designed with comfort and movement in mind, and each decade brough a new signature style, often representative of the changing role of women in North American society. 


 

“Dutch Heritage in Prince Edward County” (Online)

View the Virtual Exhibit.