Sunday, November 1, 2015

Behind The Scenes Sunday: George Henry Backus Exhibit

Even though the museum is closed, Catie and I are still busy behind the scenes preparing for future events and programs.  One special event is on November 7 & 8 at the Dutton-Dunwich Community Centre called Military Heroes Past & Present.  We invite you to attend to see our exhibit and many others (more information below).  
Backus-Page House Museum has recently acquired artefacts and archival documents from the life and service of Trooper George Henry Backus, also known as Gordon Gilbert of Wallacetown.  These were donated by his foster sister, Ruth (Gilbert) Bedford and along with 2 other items in our collection received from Gord Campbell in 2007, make up the basis for our research and display.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the creative process of putting together our mini exhibit for the Military Heroes weekend.  

Military Heroes Past & Present - Honouring Veterans from all conflicts and our enlisted men and women of today.

November 7  11am - 7pm
November 8  1 - 4pm
Dutton-Dunwich Community Centre
Family Friendly and FREE!
For more information please contact Jenny Phillips at 519-762-2862
followed by a ceremonial planting of tulips Nov. 8, 2015, at about 4:15pm in front of the Fire Hall. 

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