The year 2017 is Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, and the Municipality of South Dundas has marked the occasion with a new display on the first floor of the South Dundas Municipal Centre.
The display shows a glimpse into the life of South Dundas in the mid-to-late 1800s, around the time of Confederation. Items from the South Dundas archives on display include:
- Historical Atlas of S.D. & G. from 1879
- Agreement between the Williamsburgh Township Agricultural Society and the Township of Williamsburg from 1893
- Images from South Dundas
The display also features donated items. The Morrisburg Leader, which itself has served South Dundas for over 150 years, has lent a special 125th anniversary souvenir edition newspaper that features photos and articles from the late 1800s.
The SDG County Library has also lent two books that showcase the history of Canada.
“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.”
Art Hanging Program
The start of the new year marks the beginning of a new Art Hanging Program.
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
- Elsie Gallinger
Art can be found on the walls of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the South Dundas Municipal Centre. Full biographies for the artists are attached.