The DCMA is frequently represented by staff and volunteers at events and locations throughout the community, and beyond. From offsite artifact displays at Theatre Orangeville, libraries, trade shows and farmers’ markets; to providing interesting speakers and topics for community celebrations and commemorations; to judging antiques at local and area fall fairs; the DCMA is “out there” and often in your neighbourhood! Come check us out, and take the opportunity to ask questions and pick-up the latest information from us.
St. Paul's Anglican Church 100th Anniversary
312 Owen Sound St. Shelburne
Tuesday, June 4, 7pm
DCMA Curator Wayne Townsend will be the guest speaker at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Shelburne. Celebrate the church’s 100th Anniversary. Lively stories of the church building and some of its more interesting founders and members. For more details www.stpauls-shelburne.ca
Orangeville’s 150th Birthday Bash!
Saturday, July 6
Activities will highlight Orangeville’s history, heritage, arts and culture. Visit Dufferin County Courthouse to see a display from the Dufferin County Museum & Archives featuring artifacts from 150 years of Orangeville history. The celebration will include local performers on stage outside the Town Hall, horse and wagon/buggy heritage tours, heritage walking tours, storytelling at the library, a juried art show and much more. Complete list of sesquicentennial events can be found at www.orangeville150.ca
Melancthon Township’s 160th Anniversary Celebration
Horning’s Mills Hall Breakfast Gathering - corner of Main Street and River Street
Sunday, August 18, 9am - 11am
For more details www.melancthontownship.ca
Mono’s Big Day Out
Downtown Mono Centre
Saturday, September 7, 11am-4pm
A community celebration featuring a Mono heritage display, a Mono farmers’ market, fabulous Mono musicians and artists, and great food by Mono chefs, plus all kinds of fun activities for kids, including a return of the Kids’ Art Show. Find updates at Facebook.com/MonosBigDayOut
Dufferin Town and Country Farm Tour
Farm locations in Dufferin
Saturday, September 28, 9am-4pm
This annual self-guided driving tour will have stops at working farms in Dufferin. The host farms offer a glimpse of the diversity of agriculture within Dufferin County. Take the opportunity to talk directly with farmers, see agriculture production in action, participate in farm related activities, and buy local produce. Passports will be available for pick up on the day of the tour. For more details, www.DufferinFarmTour.com Cost: There is no admission charged but donations to the local food banks are requested.
Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild Show- The Magic of Cloth Act V ~ Five Times a Charm
Orangeville Fairgrounds, 247090 5 Sideroad, Mono
Saturday, October, 19, 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 20, 10am-4pm
Join the Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild and supporters of the DCMA for a charming good time featuring more than 300 quilted items created by group members. In addition to a DCMA display, enjoy a tea room for your refreshment, Merchants’ Mall to re-stock your quilting supplies, a Members Boutique with handmade gifts, a Quilt Raffle and Mini Quilt Draw. Get your quilt appraised by Judy Lyons, take the Northcott and Student quilting challenge to demonstrate your creativity. Free parking & fully accessible. For more details www.dufferinpiecemakers.org Cost: $6.00
Town of Orangeville Incorporation Party!
Town Hall, 87 Broadway, Downtown Orangeville
Sunday, December 22
The December wrap-up Incorporation Party will offer live music and birthday cake, to celebrate the Town's actual birthday. The celebration will take place at the Town Hall. The DCMA will exhibit some of the towns earliest documents. Complete list of sesquicentennial events at www.orangeville150.ca