Posted : December 3, 2020
Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.
The holidays are upon us, and with them come new attractions at the Museum of Dufferin. This state-of-the-art facility in the heart of rural Dufferin County is celebrated for its interactive exhibits and programs that bring local history to life. National celebrities like George Stromboulopoulos, Jim Cuddy and Michael Enright have been featured here for premium events, proving that a high-class country museum like MoD can stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of the ROM and the AGO. This Christmas, the staff at the Museum of Dufferin welcome you to their little corner of York Durham Headwaters for a fresh slate of exhibits and events to nourish the mind and the soul as we approach the wonderful winter season.
The Holiday Treasures annual craft show and sale is back. From December 1st to 12th, over fifty vendors, artists and makers will be displayed in the Main Gallery. Shop local, support local, and find something for that special someone on your list (or, for that matter, all of your special someones) as you mingle and browse beneath soaring ceilings and surrounded by history.
Now, that being said, mingling will be at a safe distance this year. To ensure physical distancing, tickets must be purchased in advance. Also, you can do your shopping online if you choose to remain at home. Local delivery and curbside pickup options are available.
The Holiday Treasures annual craft show and sale runs to December 12th, Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursdays until 7 p.m. To purchase your tickets, visit www.dufferinmuseum.com or call (519) 941-1114.
Before Your Eyes… A Changing Climate in Dufferin County
Launched on October 27th, this virtual exhibit challenges you to step into a world impacted by climate change. With 2019 being the hottest year on record—and also the year that Swedish teenaged climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time’s Person of the Year—our changing climate has a polarizing effect on our society. Some are intrigued. Some are fretful. Some do not believe at all.
The Museum of Dufferin has partnered with Climate Action in Dufferin to create a digital exhibition that explores the reality of climate change. The latest science is drawn on to examine extreme events like heat waves, flooding and drought, and to consider what climate change means for us here in Dufferin County. From local impacts to community solutions, discover how you can combat climate change and adapt to its arrival on our doorstep.
This virtual exhibit runs until February 21, 2021, and can be viewed here: Before Your Eyes… A Changing Climate in Dufferin County.
Amy Shackleton: Playing with Fire + Ice
Main Gallery (Feature Artist in Main Exhibition: True. Grit.)
From now until January 1, 2021, the Museum of Dufferin is pleased to showcase this inventive artist and her work. Inspired by her travels, Amy Shackleton explores the conflicting relationships between humanity and the environment through her art. Her characteristic blending of cities and nature create an image which invites introspection while depicting our uncertain future. In this series in particular, the artist exposes the present-day effects of climate change across our nation.
Fifteen million online viewers have been captivated by Shackleton’s unique painting process—using squeeze bottles and gravity to create her pieces. Liquid paint is dripped, poured and layered as the canvas is rotated to navigate. The juxtaposition of the calculated, controlled elements of human architecture and the spontaneous flow of the natural features in her work make Amy Shackleton an inspiring visionary that MoD is proud to share with visitors to the gallery.
Museum of Dufferin
936029 Airport Road, Mulmur
Story by Katherine Ryalen