The Unforgettable Life of Dr. Oronhyatekha (Culture Club 55+)

Thursday, December 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)

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.


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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: 
11:00 am to 5:00 pm 

11:00 am to 9:00 pm 

Closed Monday


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