Come explore Custom House, the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre’s historic home, and experience some special drop-in programs as part of Doors Open Hamilton 2018.
Come and learn about the role of WAHC, Canada’s only national workers’ history museum and art gallery, in celebrating and honouring the role of the labour and social movements and advocating for a fair and just society. View our permanent exhibits on workers’ history in Hamilton, and Ontario.
Interactive activities for children will include animation of the operational knitting machine and a workers’ history button making station. In addition, come and experience our Worker’s City app at an interactive station in the main gallery. This app and website, launched in 2016, presents the rich working and industrial past of Hamiltonians in all its breadth – at home, in the workplace, in the community. workerscity.ca/
Also join us for two program offerings over the weekend:
Saturday, May 5th | 10:30 am – Noon
— Walking tour of Jamesville/Central neighbourhood labour and social history with Rob Kristofferson, Associate Professor of Social/Environmental Justice and History at Wilfred Laurier University
Sunday, May 6th | 1:30 – 3 pm
— Tour of WAHC/Custom House with Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
For more information on Doors Open and other sites across Hamilton, visit the Doors Open Ontario website. doorsopenontario.on.ca/hamilton
For more information about this program, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or [email protected]