Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 30, 2015 10:00 ET

Commemorating Local History and Heritage in Stratford

Government of Canada supports the Stratford Perth Museum Association

STRATFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $36,165 in funding to the Stratford Perth Museum to support two projects. A total of $8,365 is being provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund for upgrades to the Museum, which will allow it to improve its capacity to host travelling exhibitions. The Museum is also receiving $27,800 through the World War Commemorations Community Fund to create a new long-term exhibit for its Perth Regiment Gallery.

Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament (Perth-Wellington), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Canada Cultural Spaces funding will support the purchase and installation of security cameras, as well as audiovisual equipment to create a programming space in the Museum's exhibition area.
  • The improved exhibition space will allow the Museum to host travelling exhibitions, such as the one currently on loan from Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
  • Activities supported by the World War Commemorations Community Fund include creating a new museum exhibit, as well as an online version of the exhibit, that will draw on the Museum's collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts relating to the Perth Regiment.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support cultural spaces like the Stratford Perth Museum that preserve and showcase our country's important cultural and historical artifacts."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"We are pleased to provide funding to the Stratford Perth Museum, an important local institution that celebrates the rich military and cultural heritage of our community. This funding will ensure that the Museum will continue to tell the stories of the people who lived in and built our region."

-Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament, (Perth-Wellington)

"When we were awarded the Anne Frank House exhibit, we committed to two significant improvements. One was that the Museum have complete coverage by security cameras; two, that we create a theatre space where the Anne Frank documentary that accompanies the exhibit can be shown and where we can present our speakers' series. The World War commemoration project will enable the Museum to develop a far more robust Perth Regiment exhibit. What's most exciting will be the creation of a digital collection of stories from people who were part of the Perth Regiment or benefitted so greatly from their efforts. The funding provided by the Government of Canada will help to further transform the Stratford Perth Museum."

-John Kastner, General Manager, Stratford Perth Museum

Associated Links

Stratford Perth Museum

World War Commemorations Community Fund

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

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    Canadian Heritage
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