At the Museum:
Visit 'Values of a Utopian Society' today!
Local artists and community members have submitted works of art for our spring gift shop exhibit! The art pieces reflect the four virtues of the Children of Peace: Faith, Love, Hope and Charity.
Each piece is unique and shares a story about the Sharon Temple and the Children of Peace from the perspective of the artist. Thank you to all who participated in our first ever crowdsourced art exhibit!
Road to Rebellion has arrived!
Opened in June 2020, the Road to Rebellion exhibit at the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum highlights the role of the Children of Peace, the Community of Sharon and the Sharon Temple during the Rebellion of 1837 in their quest for equality, democracy and responsible government.
Curated by David Lichty, Master of Museum Studies (University of Toronto)
In the Community:
Sharon Temple's Road to Rebellion is here! The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our Online Exhibit through the Digital Museum of Canada (DMC)'s Community Stories Stream. Click here to view the interactive exhibit in English and French.
Developed by Katlyn Jones, Museum and Virtual Experience Manager
Each season, the East Gwillimbury Public Library graciously allows us to use their display cases to showcase some of the museum's unique artifacts and archival documents. This provides our seasonal employees with an opportunity to create their own exhibits - from initial concept through story-boarding to installation.
Our current exhibit that is being hosted at the Holland Landing Library is titled 'The Evolution of Play'. This exhibit was developed by our Collections Assistant, Mary Watson. It explores the industrial revolution had on childhood, toys, and play. It features toys from the early 19th century such as a teddy bear, a wind-up snake, and Magic Dots!
Stay tuned for updates on our next mini-exhibit!