View photos of the historic Alton Public School, Peel Region’s oldest elementary school built in 1875, at the end of the article.
Caledon Public Library celebrates the 20th annual Love Your Library Month and invites the Caledon community to a day full of celebrations at the historic Alton Public School. Help kick-off this important milestone on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm during Ontario Culture Days and the Headwaters Arts Festival.
Honouring art, culture and local history in the Caledon community, events throughout the day will include the launch of Artful Caledon. The vision for Artful Caledon is to offer innovative programming, creative spaces for display and to design a platform for local artists of all ages to promote their works both in person and online. This event will feature art exhibits, demonstrations and music by local artists of all ages and the unveiling of a virtual platform to promote their work.
Meet Read Local Caledon authors, including internationally acclaimed best-selling author Ken Weber with his recently published book, Ken Weber’s Historic Hills.
Celebrate the talents and creativity of all Click • Create • Celebrate contest participants, as awards for short story, poetry and photography are announced.
Peruse an exhibit celebrating Canada 150 courtesy of Heritage Caledon. The exhibit will feature some never before seen photos of buildings/structures in the Alton area that were built during the earliest period of settlement in the 1820’s up until 1867 and are still standing today. Meet members of The Caledon Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent, volunteer-run, charitable organization, which was established in 2006. CHF is dedicated to preserving the rich cultural and natural heritage of Caledon through education, conservation and action. They will also be selling copies of The Story of Caledon, Then and Now by local author Dale O’Hara.
Interactive activities for children will include a demonstration of 3D printing, Bumbling Bert’s Magic Show and Dance Party and an art exhibit by local school children. Check out the day’s agenda and visit the library’s website for further details.