150 Years of Artifacts (Culture Club 55+)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 3:30pm

Cost: $5.00

Get the inside scoop on local art and history. Relax and enjoy one-of-a-kind gatherings with cultural experts and learn more about the exhibitions and collections. Each session offers light refreshments and time to meet others. Tailored to ages 55+, but we don’t check ID!

Cost: $5 per session / 8 sessions for $30 (save $10)

September 14
Amber Lloydlangston, Museum London Curator of Regional History 

Sesquicentennial has become the word of the year! Start Culture Club this season with a discussion of the Canada and London: 150 Years of Growing Together exhibition. Enjoy Museum London’s display of artifacts and images that illustrate the way in which London and the wider region grew with the country over those years.  See some of the artifacts that weren’t included in the exhibition.


More Events!

October 12
Remembering Our First World War Vets 
Paul Culliton, Manager, Woodland Cemetery

Discover the Woodlands Great War Walking Tour which commemorates Londoners who died in the First World War and are memorialized on family lots at the cemetery. The Walking Tour consists of a 25-minute video and a visual living history presentation, involving living historians dressed in WWI uniforms and clothing.


November 9  
When Canada Welcomed the World at Expo 67
Juan Andrés Bello, Filmmaker 

Learn about the making of 1967: Canada Welcomes the World from the director himself. This documentary project focused on the national pavilions of the sixty countries that participated in Montreal's 1967 World Exhibition [Expo 67].  What did those countries showcase at Expo 67? For its production, Juan and his team conducted extensive research and were able to digitize hundreds of unpublished images.


December 14 
The Unforgettable Life of Dr. Oronhyatekha 
Michelle Hamilton, Public Historian

Learn the larger than life story of Dr. Oronhyatekha 1841-1907: London’s first Indigenous physician and outspoken native rights advocate. A man of two cultures in an era where his only choices were to be a trailblazer or get left by the wayside. Dr. Oronhyatekha (“Burning Sky”) rose to prominence in medicine, sports, politics, fraternalism, and business. He counted among his friends some of the most powerful people of the day, including John A. Macdonald and Theodore Roosevelt.


January 11 
Unpacking Design: A history of product branding       
Jesse Gibb, Graphic Designer

Have you ever bought something you didn’t intend to buy?  Hear local designer Jesse Gibb talk about the role and history of branding in product packaging. 


February 8  
The History of Women in Canadian Art 
Kirsty Robertson, Western University Visual Arts Professor

This talk will follow a history of women in the arts: their voices, views, identities, and current discussions around art and gender.


March 8 
Inside the World of Art Restoration 
Wendy Crawford, Fine Art Conservator, Art Conservation Services Inc.

Peer into the fascinating world of art conservation and learn about current restoration projects underway at Museum London. Wendy will share her experience conserving fine art, frames, works on paper and sculpture.


April 12 
Our History with Addiction  |
Dr. Ken Kirkwood, Western University School of Health Studies 

Coffee was banned as a stimulant, chocolate thought sacred, alcohol medicinal, and now Canada is decriminalizing marijuana. Hear Dr. Kirkwood discuss a social history of addiction for a deeper consideration of the themes in our exhibition “Guilty Pleasures.” 


Tuesday to Sunday: 
12:00 noon to 5:00 pm 

12:00 noon to 9:00 pm 

Closed Monday


November 2017


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