Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Photograph Exhibition at the Joseph Brant Museum - Witness : The Photographs of Frank Wright - this photo exhibition runs from Sept 18th until April 3rd, 2009

68 photographs of Burlington photographer Frank Wright are on exhibit. Taken during the 1950's and 1960's, they provide "slice-of-life moments" of a growing city. You will see photos of the old Brant Inn, the building of the Skyway Bridge and more.
for details visit Joseph Brant Museum website

Free lecture on The Art of Canada's War Memorials with Jane Irwin
Sunday, November 9, 1:30-3 pm

Jane is the archivist of the Burlington Historical Society and author of the recently published
Old Canadian Cemeteries: Places of Memory. Her talk will focus on the artists and artisans who created our war memorials and cenotaphs. Jane says their works were too often neglected, except on Remembrance Day, when they came into focus as sites for the placing of wreaths.
More recently, Canada’s war memorials have been recognized as significant works of art. For sculptors such as Walter Allward (who designed the famed Vimy War Memorial in France ), Florence Wyle, Elizabeth Wyn Wood, George Hill, and many others, monuments honouring the memory of the “boys” who died in the Great War were major commissions that brought their work to public view.
Call 905.632.7796 ext 307 to pre-register for this free event.

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