The Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol welcomes Speaking of Democracy travelling exhibit

May 19, 2022

Huron County, Ontario – The Huron County Museum is pleased to welcome Speaking of Democracy, a travelling exhibit from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, on display at the Museum until July 10, 2022.

Launched in 2019 as an art exhibit in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park, Speaking of Democracy was developed in response to the observation that both at home and abroad, many were starting to express concerns about the fragility of democracy and its foundational institutions.

“Drawing from diverse historical and geographical sources, this exhibition explores the roots of, threats to, and promise within democracy. It aims to provoke the viewer to do two things – one is to think and the other is to act,” said The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Speaking of Democracy is designed to engage Ontarians in conversation about these significant and timely issues. The exhibit invites visitors to consider: Are we taking democracy for granted? What is democracy all about? In these rapidly changing times, is it important to maintain and support democracy? Fully bilingual, the exhibit is composed of 28 quotes by historic and contemporary sources and individuals exploring these issues.

“The Museum is pleased to host this important opportunity for our communities and visitors to explore what democracy means in 2022,” said Senior Curator Elizabeth French-Gibson.

The exhibit is open to the public during regular Museum hours or operation and is included with regular admission to the Museum, free for Museum members, or free/by-donation with your Huron County Library card.

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For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)