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Recreated art piece original by Thor Hansen. The recreated piece with Canadian Geese in flight is our Donor Recognition WallThor Hansen – An outstanding figure in Canadian design.

Thor Hansen was an accomplished artist, with a special interest in line and colour. He found the Canadian environment an exciting source of ideas for design, and tried to show Canadian craftsmen how to develop designs to illustrate Canada’s plants and animals, history, lakes and rivers, mountains and plains.

In May 1948, Mr. Hansen spoke to the newly-formed Simcoe County Arts and Crafts Association (SCACA) on “Canada in Design”. In an attempt to keep heritage crafts alive, the idea of holding a quilt, rug and craft fair in the County was introduced. Mr. Hansen offered to draw patterns for quilts and rugs for SCACA to show members how to create original Canadian designs.

These designs and patterns lend themselves perfectly to being manipulated into a variety of mediums. It seemed fitting to create the Simcoe County Museum's donor wall by adapting a design created by Thor Hansen. Using Canada Geese in Flight as the primary pattern, only a few alterations were made to create the design for the donor wall.

The donor wall is proudly displayed in the Museum's main entrance, and honours the contributors to the 2006 Museum Expansion Initiative.​

List of Donors



9th New York Co. A (Tim Warnica)9th New York Co. A (Tim Warnica)
Agricultural Hall of FameAgricultural Hall of Fame
Ainley and AssociatesAinley and Associates
Aitken, MarkAitken, Mark
Allenwood Women's InstituteAllenwood Women's Institute
Allied Medical InstrumentsAllied Medical Instruments
American Civil War Historical Re-enactment SocietyAmerican Civil War Historical Re-enactment Society
Anderson Chiropractic GroupAnderson Chiropractic Group
Andrew Thompson & AssociatesAndrew Thompson & Associates
Atlas Block Co. LimitedAtlas Block Co. Limited
Avening Women's InstituteAvening Women's Institute
Averell, DerekAverell, Derek
Averell, GregorAverell, Gregor
Averell, HowardAverell, Howard
Bank of Nova ScotiaBank of Nova Scotia
Barrie Art ClubBarrie Art Club
Barrie Equipment SalesBarrie Equipment Sales
Barrie Historical AssociationBarrie Historical Association
Barrie Hydro DistributionBarrie Hydro Distribution
Barrie Kempenfelt Probus ClubBarrie Kempenfelt Probus Club
Barrie Rotary ClubBarrie Rotary Club
Barrie Welding & Machine LimitedBarrie Welding & Machine Limited
Basics Office ProductsBasics Office Products
Bath, ChristieBath, Christie
Beachcombers ProbusBeachcombers Probus
Bell Community Affairs (Tom Blake)Bell Community Affairs (Tom Blake)
Bell, DonBell, Don
Bender, IanBender, Ian
Blush, KenBlush, Ken
Boigon, IrvingBoigon, Irving
Bond Head Women's InstituteBond Head Women's Institute
Bonnington HouseBonnington House
Bookalam, SharonBookalam, Sharon
Boyko, JaneBoyko, Jane
Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History AssociationBradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association
Brown, LesleyBrown, Lesley
C. Maloney Air Conditioning and RefrigerationC. Maloney Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Cains' Corners Women's InstituteCains' Corners Women's Institute
Calvert, JaniceCalvert, Janice
Canadian Institute of ForestryCanadian Institute of Forestry
Case, William & LouiseCase, William & Louise
Casino RamaCasino Rama
Central United Church 50+ GroupCentral United Church 50+ Group
Chalmers, Elaine (The Cozy Nook)Chalmers, Elaine (The Cozy Nook)
Chambers, JuneChambers, June
Champlain Division Girl GuidesChamplain Division Girl Guides
Channen, PaulChannen, Paul
Channen, RuthChannen, Ruth
Chelsea ChocolatesChelsea Chocolates