In 2017 the Oakville Museum will feature a selection of exciting 150-themed exhibits and installations.
HOME and Native Land: Being Canadian
February 17, 2017 to January 2018
A story of 150 voices! Artifacts, photographs and interviews of current Oakville residents, 150 voices tell our story! Representing different cultures and traditions from around the world, woven together to showcase Oakville’s vibrant community and its Canadian identity.
With Glowing Hearts: Celebrating 1967
How was the Centennial celebrated 50 years ago in Oakville? A fun and energetic recapturing of the atmosphere and spirit of the 1967 celebration featuring oversized photographs, 1967 paraphernalia, decade dolls, etc.
From Far and Wide: Tales from a Suitcase
July 1, 2017 to September 16, 2018
Using the museum’s suitcase and costume collection, as well as archival documentation, we will tell stories of immigration from over 150 years as a collective history of becoming Canadian.
Stand on Guard: Sport in Canada
September 2017 to September 2018
An amazing look into the history of some well-known sports that Canadians enjoy that have been influenced by a number of factors including our four seasons and our geographic and social diversity. Learn the cultural origins and some cool facts about hockey, basketball, lacrosse, rugby, karate and cricket among other sports and Canada's role in their development.
The Tale of a Town – Canada is a site-specific theatre and media project being developed in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada documenting the stories of Canadians from all walks of life.
As the final stage of this project, the Tale of a Town of Oakville was presented as a stage performance piece at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on September 15, 2017.
In June 2016, the project's Storymobile (a.k.a. recording booth on wheels) gathered over 100 stories from Oakville local heroes, community stakeholders, neighbourhood residents and independent business owners. In February 2017, the Town of Oakville, in partnership with Fixt Point Productions, hosted an interactive exhibit at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre that showcased a selection of the stories collected. In June 2017, the exhibit travelled to various community centres in Oakville.
The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project commemorates Canada’s 150th Anniversary by bringing together 150 communities and thousands of participants to create community murals that visually reflect the history and culture of Canada. Once complete, the community murals will be virtually connected to form one gigantic mural mosaic with a railway theme that connects the country from coast to coast.
Our mural is composed of 750 tiles, each measuring four inches square and painted by Oakville residents. The official unveiling of Oakville's 150 Anniversary community mural took place on February 16, 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). Oakville’s community mural is now on exhibit at River Oaks Community Centre.