Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1-4 pm; tea at 2 pm; dancing at 3 pm.
In connection with its current exhibit Relive Expo67 the Elgin County Museum will
host a National Day, similar to those held for participating countries at Expo67.
Community groups representing Germany, England and Colombia will share their treasures
The German Canadian Club of Aylmer - Saxonia Hall will share their Transylvanian
culture at the museum by performing traditional German folk dances in costume. Visitors
will also enjoy a traditional British high tea with tea and light snacks.
Other cultural groups have loaned collections of artifacts from various countries
representing traditional art, textiles, music and national symbols.
The museum's exhibit illustrates the area's Centennial celebrations from 1967 with
images of local pageants, performances, projects and events from that year. School
kids could help plant a tree, perform in the school pageant and visit Expo67 with
the class. Over 50 million people visited the world's fair in Montreal where pavilions
from 60 nations joined others from industry and community organizations. This part
of the exhibition is composed of over 80 photographs along with a series of short
films, created by Juan Bello at Triana Media, that capture the colour and excitement
of the fair.
One highlight is a twenty-minute documentary that follows the Central Elgin Collegiate
Institute band on their way to perform at Expo. Period footage, shot by one of the
members, provides instant access into a whole world of architectural design, massive
sculptures and innovative people moving, involving everything from monorails to
Join us for music, dancing and have a cup of tea!