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Hi everyone!
I’m Michelle and I am doing my co-op placement here at the museum. So far I have had a very good experience and a lot of fun! I have finished going through all the photos (so far) and will be moving on to another project soon. As I was going through the photo collection I got to see all kinds of photos of Strathroy. I got to see pictures of all the old buildings and businesses. I also saw lots of clubs, organizations and just regular people.  

The Strathroy Armoury stood where the Museum and Library are today (Winston Pearson Collection)

I like this picture because of how significant it is to me working here. The Armory stood where the museum/library now is, so I’m working here every day where this building used to stand. Besides all that, I like the overall design and architecture of the building itself, it reminds me of a castle of some other sort of fortification.


Michelle has joined us from Strathroy District Collegiate Institute for her co-op placement (photo coming).   She will be helping with many activities in the Collections Storage building and in the Exhibit Gallery.

So far Michelle has inventoried most of the photographic collection (over 2000 images), and helped prepare for an exhibit on the HMCS Strathroy and this is only her second week. 
Her major project will be working with the Age Dispatch Negative Collection.  Recently the Museum acquired over 100 years of newspapers and 20 years of negatives.  (more on this in a future post).  Michelle will also be helping prepare for our next exhibit in the new year, “Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet”, a travelling exhibit from Guelph Museums.

In the coming weeks Michelle will add to the blog and tell world what she is up to.

If you would like to co-op or volunteer at the Museum see the last post.

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Museum Strathroy-Caradoc opened to the public in 1972. As a community museum we strive to preserve and tell the story of Strathroy-Caradoc, and inspire residents to explore and understand the community around them.

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