Canada 150 display on first floor of S. Dundas Municipal Centre; local art featured on second and third floors

The new historical display at the South Dundas Municipal Centre.

MORRISBURG — The year 2017 is Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, and the Municipality of South Dundas has marked the occasion with a new historical display on the first floor of the Municipal Centre in Morrisburg.

Offering a glimpse into the life of South Dundas in the mid-to-late 1800s — around the time of Confederation — the display includes drawn from the municipality’s archives: an Historical Atlas of S.D. & G. from 1879; an agreement between the Williamsburgh Township Agricultural Society and the Township of Williamsburg from 1893; and assorted images from South Dundas.

The SDG County Library has provided two books that showcase the history of Canada, and The Morrisburg Leader has similarly lent a copy of its 125th anniversary edition — with photos and articles from the late 1800s — for the display.

“The Canada 150 display provides a snapshot into our region 150 years ago,” said Katherine Wells, Communications & Tourism Coordinator. “This is just the first municipal initiative in celebrating Canada’s 150 Anniversary.”

Meanwhile, the South Dundas Municipal Centre’s second and third floors have been decked out with displays of locally produced art.

The ‘Art Hanging Program’ started this year, offering Dundas County residents a space to showcase their work on the expansive walls of the

 

The South Dundas Art Hanging Program provides residents of Dundas County with a space to showcase their art. Artists participating in the 2017 display period are: Karen Fischer; Stacey Pangourelias; Zoe Wolfreys; and Elsie Gallinger.

Short biographies of the artists are provided in the document below supplied by the municipality.


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