New exhibit celebrates ‘Small City PRIDE’

ABOYNE – Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) has collaborated with Minto Pleasure to create Our Small City PRIDE: A Celebration of 2SLGBTQI+ Tales and Historical past.

Our Small City PRIDE is on show within the Archives and contains pictures and tales from the Minto Pleasure Committee highlighting dozens of Wellington County residents from the 2SLGBTQI+ group.

The show invitations guests to study extra about Wellington County’s pleasure historical past and add their very own story to the Revelation Rainbow – a vibrant, empowering, generally unhappy, and infrequently humourous assortment of anecdotes.

“The Minto Pleasure Committee could be very grateful for the chance to showcase our group and our story,” says Rosie Krul, treasurer/communications coordinator for the Minto Pleasure Committee. 

Voices amplified

“Minto Pleasure is a comparatively new group, however the historical past of Pleasure will not be, and it deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated. We’re honoured to have our voices amplified, and to be concerned on this challenge by serving to amplify the voices of others.”

Our Small City PRIDE is offered in partnership with Minto Pleasure, a bunch working to encourage inclusion and enhance visibility of the LGBTQ+ group within the City of Minto, whereas selling schooling on the variety of gender, intercourse, and sexual identification.

“I’m grateful to be a part of this challenge,” says Amy Dunlop, assistant curator.

“It’s a pleasure to work collaboratively with the Minto Pleasure Committee to proceed so as to add variety and inclusion to our collections and the tales we share at WCMA,” she added.

Our Small City PRIDE can be on show from Could 27, all through Pleasure Month, and past till Feb. 4. 

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is positioned on Wellington Street 18 between Fergus and Elora.