For Immediate Release
February 6, 2001
David Somers, Curator
Peel Heritage Complex
905-791-4055, Ext. 2112
A HUNDRED YEARS AT THE TABLE IN PEEL
(Brampton) - Exploring past and present eating, dining and cooking traditions in Peel is the focus of the new exhibition at the Peel Heritage Complex. A Hundred Years at the Table in Peel 1850-1950 is a collection of artifacts, photographs, dishes, place settings and other historical and modern items related to food and its preparation and service.
The exhibit opened Feb. 1, 2001, and will run until Jan. 4, 2002.
"How our predecessors cooked food, set their tables and serve their meals are interesting and fascinating subjects," said David Somers, Curator. "Our newest exhibit takes a close look at many traditions associated with food over the hundred-year time span in Peel including the origin of food items and description of special meals."
In addition, the collection focuses on different cultural communities and individuals that make up today's Region of Peel. A special part of the exhibit called Tables of Peel features contemporary photographs and items provided by the residents of Peel.
All residents are invited to be part of the Tables of Peel by sending their photograph(s) of a special meal or a table setting with a description of the food, occasion or dishes. The photograph(s) can be of food only or include people at the table as well. Send your items to Peel Heritage Complex, 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON L6W 1Y1. All photographs will be scanned and returned to the owners. Please include a return envelope.
Peel Heritage Complex is open to the public Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weekends: noon to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings: 6 to 9 p.m. The admission fees are $2.50 for adults; $1.50 for seniors; $1 for students; and $7 for families.
The Peel Heritage Complex is made up of the Region of Peel Museum, the Art Gallery of Peel and Region of Peel Archives. Together they collect, preserve and display a wide variety of materials related to Peel's heritage.
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