May is Museum Month
Do you know what the largest artifact is at the Peel Heritage Complex?
BRAMPTON, ON (April 30, 2010) – The Peel Heritage Complex celebrates Museum Month with a photo quiz at www.peelheritagecomplex.org. Everyone who answers correctly receives an invitation to attend a reopening event at the renovated museum, archives and art gallery in fall 2011.
“Our website has some terrific resources for people who want to learn more about Peel’s history, art and culture,” commented Josie Premzell, Supervisor of Development and Visitor Services, Peel Heritage Complex. “There are online collections of our toys and tools, photos of the 1948 Brampton flood, videos about our Permanent Collection and Peel’s history – and so much more.”
The largest artifacts at the Peel Heritage Complex are its buildings. Visit the Spaces: Heritage section at www.peelheritagecomplex.org for photos and histories about the four buildings that make up the Peel Heritage Complex in downtown Brampton – the Peel County Jail, the Peel County Courthouse, the Registry Office, and the Peel County office building. Together, these structures represent more than 140 years of history and architectural design.
Museums across Ontario will feature hundreds of exciting events and exhibits throughout May in celebration of Museum Month. Peel Heritage Complex members receive free or reduced admission fees at many Ontario art galleries and museums.
The Peel Heritage Complex is making history. A $10 million restoration and construction project commenced in March 2010 to enhance the land and buildings that hold the Region of Peel’s museum, archives and art gallery. The Peel Heritage Complex will be temporarily closed until fall 2011 due to construction.
The Peel Heritage Complex collects, preserves and displays art, artifacts and archival documents significant to Peel’s culture and heritage. Operated by the Region of Peel, the Peel Heritage Complex is located at 9 Wellington St., E. in Brampton. Visit www.peelheritagecomplex.org for more information.