Historical exhibit, guided tours to be offered at Carleton Place Town Hall in 2017

Posted on: December 22, 2016

By Jane Hobson

In 2017 Carleton Place Town Hall will celebrate its 120th anniversary, and at the Dec. 20 council meeting council gave approval for a month-long celebration to take place.

In November, the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum will install an exhibit about the construction and history of the building in the main hall. Residents and visitors to Carleton Place will be able to take guided tours of Town Hall to commemorate the event.

“The Town Hall is a landmark building so we thought it would be nice to have some information on display about who built it and the history of the building,” said Jennifer Irwin, manager of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. “We’re hoping to take people into the back areas of the building that they don’t usually see.”

Irwin said the exhibit and tours will most likely tie in with the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

“History is important wherever you live because people want a sense of why that community exists and why people settled there,” Irwin said. “It creates a sense of place.”

This event will not interfere with Christmas decorations or regular flow of traffic from the Town Hall.