Current Exhibitions

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Main Gallery Exhibit:  

All Aboard Exhibit

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc is pleased to announce the opening of All Aboard - an exhibition in partnership with the Komoka Railway Museum. 

Come learn about local rail history, the impact of the railway on Canada, and reminisce about summer days riding Sleepy Hollow. 

All Aboard will be on display at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc from March 12, 2020 until May 23rd, 2020, with an opening reception the evening of March 12th at 6:30 pm. Admission to our community museum is always free! 

 

Permanent Features

Sir Arthur Currie Memorial

On Monday, August 4, 2014 the community unveiled a life-size bronze statue of Strathroy native General Sir Arthur Currie, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project - a volunteer committee that successfully raised about $130,000 for the project over four years.

The memorial, consisting of an inscribed granite base and a life-size bronze figure of Currie sculpted by renowned Canadian artist Adrienne Alison, was placed in front of Museum Strathroy-Caradoc next to the cenotaph memorial on Frank St. in Strathroy. 
Community

Community Corner

The Community Corner program allows members of the community to put their personal collections on display in the museum. Have an amazing collection you think the public needs to see? Contact the museum to arrange your own Community Corner display!

 

Art

Museum Strathroy-Cardoc regularly features work by local artists.  For more information, or to book a show at The Art Space, please contact us.

Interested in displaying your art at the museum? Print off the ARTIST SUBMISSION FORM (pdf 120 KB) and submit to the museum office! We look forward to seeing your works of art! 

Digital Exhibits

Virtual War Memorial

We encourage you to learn the stories behind the names that are inscribed on the cenotaph memorials located within our community.

Museum volunteer John Sargeant has worked with staff to put together a comprehensive profile of each name listed, using resources from the museum collection, local history resources at the library, online sources and the collections available through Library & Archives Canada. We also acknowledge the assistance of folks from all over the world who photographed grave markers.

Visitors can access this information by visiting the following pages for profiles on each soldier. We will remember them.

Strathroy Cenotaph 

Mount Brydges Cenotaph

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes: Famous Canadians from Strathroy-Caradoc

Featuring a past resident of Strathroy-Caradoc every month, Strathroy-Caradoc's Hometown Heroes were displayed from March 2014 to February 2015. Click on the links below to find out more information about our previously displayed exhibit Hometown Heroes. 

Sydenham Discovery
The Museum has drawn from its permanent collection and from museums around Southwestern Ontario to create an ambitious online exhibition in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Virtual Museums of Canada program.

The result of this project is an engaging virtual exhibition on the history of the Sydenham River watershed, entitled SydenhamDiscovery.

We invite you to take an exciting journey through one of Ontario's most charming and biologically diverse regions. Explore the aquatic life and geography of the Sydenham, and get to know the people who came to its forests and built its villages.

Visitors can also experience the life of an early European settler through the educational and interactive "Great Upper Canada Adventure" game component.

Travelling Exhibit

Currie Travelling Exhibit

Now accepting bookings!

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc has developed a travelling exhibition that highlights the extraordinary life and military career of Strathroy-area native Sir Arthur Currie. This exhibit was made possible with support from the Museum Assistant Program via the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Drawing from sources and materials relevant to his early life in rural Strathroy, Ontario, the exhibit considers the influence of his youth on his remarkable rise through the ranks from a militia gunner before the First World War, to become the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The exhibit traces the humble roots of Canada's greatest military commander and celebrates his achievements and legacy as a source of national pride.

Topics Covered:

  • The Life and Legacy of Arthur Currie
  • Early Life in Napperton, Ontario
  • Businessman & Gentleman Solider
  • The Great War for Civilization
  • Currie the Tactician
  • Currie & His Troops
  • Postwar Life
  • Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie

Components:

  • 6 display cases
  • 8 pop-up interpretive banners
  • 3 life-size cut out figures
  • 1 education kit

Space Required: About 1,000 square feet.

Booking Period and Fees

  • 8-week minimum booking
  • $800 plus shipping

$80 for each additional week 

 

 Sir Arthur Currie Educational Resources

 

The Life and Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie

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