Journey back to Victorian times with the Cabbagetown Regent Park Community Museum at the 2011 Cabbagetown Festival
The Museum will be fundraising with an invitation to men, women and kids to dress up and take photos with their own cameras, while donning a variety of Victorian costumes and accessories staged in front of Victorian scenery. Come and stop by the Museum’s tent and booth at Carlton and Sumach St. from 10 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing information about current and upcoming Museum developments! www.crpmuseum.com
The museum is excited to announce some of their upcoming partnerships with a variety of local institutions and organizations.
The museum is currently working with the 48th Highlanders of Canada Regiment, researching stories of Cabbagetown and Regent Park youth who served in various wars. Items being researched include unpublished photos of Cabbagetown boys returning from the Boer War in 1902; entire families of fathers and sons who signed up for WWI; and other stories from recent Canadian Forces operations. The 48th Highlanders are making available their records to the museum and graciously allowing for the loan of complete uniforms and artifacts. A future exhibition of the collected uniforms and pictures will help tell their story.
Photographs of the Cabbagetown - Regent Park area
Ten photographs of the Cabbagetown - Regent Park area, which were transferred recently from the Parliament Street Branch Local History Collection to the Toronto Reference Library, are now posted on Flicker. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021516@N06/sets/72157627132033327/
The museum has also partnered with Toronto Police Services and 51 Division to provide an exhibition to be displayed in the lobby of 51 Division on the history of the police in this area as told through individual stories. This exhibit will be open to neighbourhood residents and general visitors and will also be highlighted on local and out-of-area school tours.
Themes include the Cop on the Beat; Women in the Service; and the Aboriginal Peacekeeping Unit. A highlight of the exhibition will be a display about Toronto’s very own “Sherlock Holmes”: Maureen Jenning’s famous eccentric detective, William Murdoch. The novels have since been turned into a Canadian television drama for Citytv with the third season airing in June 2010 and the fourth season filming in the same year.
See our Exhibitions section for a full list of upcoming, current and past exhibitions.