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Voices from the Engraver

May 10 - August 1, 2017

Experience the creative process, the technical skill and the sheer artistry that underlies every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes from concept to final product. Reproductions of original art, printing plates, tools, rare stamps, and money—lots of money—are waiting for you in this fun, informative and enriching look into the beauty and intricacy of Canadian stamps and bank notes.

Produced in partnership from the Canadian Museum of History and the Bank of Canada Museum.

Don A. Stuart: Designer, Craftsman: 50 Years of Creative Excellence

May 20 - September 4, 2017

Exhibit Opening: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m.

Donald A. Stuart was awarded Canada's highest honour in October of 2002,  the Order of Canada (C.M.). This rare and highly prized award was made in recognition of his illustrious career as a craftsman, educator and lifelong supporter of artists and crafts people in Canada and around the world. 

At the investiture, his citation read "his effect on Canada's arts and crafts industry has been profound and lasting" 

"Our Canada" Bayside Artists

Friday May 19, 2017 - Friday, 14 July 2017

We are proud to present "Our Canada", an exhibition to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by the Bayside Artists. The Maple Leaf Mosaic consisting of 16 paintings all of which depict different events in Canada's 150 years since Confederation. This magnificent piece is anchored by two red panels either side with written descriptions of these events resulting in an overall impression of the Canadian Flag.  The exhibition is enhanced with vibrant works by the artist and are in keeping with the show's theme "Our Canada".


Simcoe County and the War of 1812

A travelling exhibit from the Simcoe County Museum, funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage 1812 Commemoration Fund.

The Barn Raising Project

Huronia Branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild in collaboration with the Simcoe County Museum. This travelling exhibit offered in collaboration with the Huronia Branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild commemorates our rural roots. Featuring barns, this colourful display of fibre art wall hangings is handcrafted using traditional rug hooking techniques.

Don’t forget to pick up the soft-covered exhibit book at the Simcoe County Museum Gift Shop for only $10.  To order a copy please call 705-728-3721 or email

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