Jim Anderson: Artist, Archivist & Advocate Exhibition
Open Daily from Oct. 1st until Dec. 22nd, 2017
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Event Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Host: Stratford Perth Museum
Contact: 519 393-5311
Jim Anderson was an outspoken, and at times controversial, supporter of preserving Stratford and Perth County’s heritage and culture. This new exhibit explores his roots as an artist, his dedication towards local history as an archivist and his passion for preservation as a heritage advocate. Infamous for his hunger strike atop the Perth County Courthouse, in protest of a pending dissolution of the historical board, Anderson was instrumental in the founding of Heritage Stratford— established specifically to preserve Stratford’s significant architecture such as City Hall and the Gordon Block.
In 1972 Anderson was hired to process the first collections that would eventually form the Stratford-Perth Archives, the second oldest county archives in Ontario. In 1981 he was officially appointed as Archivist-Administrator for Stratford and Perth County. He was instrumental in preserving the Fryfogel Inn, established the Brocksden School Museum, and would later become the first interim curator for the Stratford Perth Museum. Many significant objects from his own personal estate are now in the museum’s “Jim Anderson Collection”.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: $7/A, $6/ST/SR, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)
Location: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34, Stratford
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