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Our history, our drama, our comedy, our daily lives. Please join us for a two-day event featuring spoken word and musical presentations at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives.

September 18, 2013 | | Autumn 2013 | Back Issues

For 20 years, Dufferin County Museum & Archives, Theatre Orangeville and In The Hills have been presenting and preserving the stories that shape our lives and our community.

Please come and  join all three for a fabulous weekend of celebration at the museum during Headwaters Arts Festival to salute two decades of collaboration and innovation, and to forge into the future. The two-day event features spoken word and musical presentations by very special and talented friends of the museum, the theatre and the magazine:

Saturday October 5th
10am Opening of Event with museum curator Wayne Townsend, theatre artistic director David Nairn, and magazine publisher/editor Signe Ball
10:30am Artifact display/discussion with Wayne Townsend
11am Cancelled due to illness – Ken Weber, best-selling author and Historic Hills columnist and puzzle meister for In The Hills talks about “Twenty years of historical smiles and wonder.”
11:30am Theatre Orangeville’s “Founders / Keepers” – a play about the founding of Orangeville, written in honour of the town’s sesquicentennial
1pm Lily Frost, the celebrated singer/songwriter who NOW called “mesmerizing” performs favourites from among her eight albums.
1:30pm Artifact display/discussion with Sarah Robinson
1:45pm Anniversary Cupcakes!
2pm Cathy Elliott, the First Nations singer, actor, and musical theatre composer and director performs songs from the stage.
2:30pm TOYS, a reunion performance by some of the original members of Theatre Orangeville’s amazing youth choir.
3pm Dan Needles, the Wingfield playwright and In The Hills columnist presents his reflections on life in Dufferin County.
3:30pm Artifact display /discussion with Steve Brown

Sunday October 6th
10am Opening of Event with museum curator Wayne Townsend, theatre artistic director David Nairn, and magazine publisher/editor Signe Ball
10:30am Artifact display/discussion with Wayne Townsend
11am Sarah Robinson, the champion step dancer kicks up her heels.
1pm Will Devonshire, the superb Orton-based composer and songwriter performs classical guitar.
1:30pm Artifact display/discussion
2:00pm Anniversary Cupcakes!
2:30pm Dinah Christie, the singer, comedienne, playwright and television host performs some her favourite songs.
3pm Artifact display/ discussion
4pm Candescence, the all-female a cappella quartet sings classic and contemporary favourites in a special concert in Historic Corbetton Church on the museum grounds.


  • A light lunch will be served both days.
  • Schedule is subject to change. For information, call the museum at 1-877-941-7787.
  • Admission is free for the weekend (though donations to the museum and theatre are always welcome).

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