November 26th, 2019
November 26th, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fall Lecture Series - History through the Cigar Boxes of H. E. Cooke & Co.

Sim Salata presents elements of Grey County’s history through research into the lithography artwork applied to, and embossed in, cigar boxes created by Owen Sound’s Harold E. Cooke, whose products were sold across Canada beginning in the late 1800s. Brand-name cigars such as "Toothpick,” "Peace Maker,” “Headlight” and "C.P.R. Liners" reflect events in history, and advances in technology in the context of Canada as a part of the British Empire. Enjoy viewing historical and contemporary photographs from museum and archival sources throughout the presentation.

Sim Salata has been Collections Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives since 2008. Prior to coming to Grey Roots she was the Director/Curator at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, and the Curator of Penetanguishene Centennial Museum. In her present role, she preserves, conserves, secures and insures over 15,000 artefacts which tell the stories of the people of Grey County. She works closely with the Engagement and Education Department to ensure that the County’s artefacts are era-appropriate to each building in Moreston Heritage Village, and are the best examples to support the focus of each exhibit mounted at Grey Roots.

This presentation is part of our Fall Lecture Series taking place on Tuesday afternoons in November in our Theatre. Talks take place at 1:00 p.m. and are repeated at 2:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments following each talk. Free with admission. Members free as always.

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