Hamilton museum offering free activity kits to celebrate city’s 175th anniversary

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Published June 9, 2021 at 9:01 am

For one day only, a popular Hamilton museum is giving away swag to commemorate the city’s 175th anniversary.

On Wednesday (June 9), the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, located at 900 Woodward Ave.,  is giving away 175 activity kits containing art booklets, crafts and Hamilton-branded swag.

Residents can pick up the kits curbside from 10 to 4 p.m. free of charge. There is a limit of one kit per family while supplies last. COVID-19 protocols are in place so residents are asked to wear a mask.

June 9, 2021, marks the 175th anniversary of Hamilton’s founding as a city.

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“Beginning long before that official occasion, the land where Hamilton now stands has witnessed many stories,” the City’s website said.

“Whether about belonging and settlement, triumph and tragedy or human and industrial history, these memories are woven into the fabric of the city’s people and places. Hamilton 175 will explore these stories working in partnership with the 175 Advisory Group and Hamilton’s diverse communities.”

In addition to special programming, the details of which are yet to be determined, the City of Hamilton is working on a website to share some of these stories and pictures of the city’s past.

For more on the history of Hamilton, visit the Hamilton Civic Museums YouTube channel where there are dozens of videos posted that tell the various tales of our city’s past.

To keep up to date with Hamilton 175 programming, follow #HamOnt175 on social media.

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