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‘Remarkable Women of Smiths Falls’ to be showcased throughout the town this March

The Remarkable Women of Smiths Falls exhibit will take place throughout the town over the month of March. – Town of Smiths Falls photo

Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum is set to launch the Remarkable Women of Smiths Falls travelling exhibit on March 1, 2024.

This exhibit, previously hosted in July 2022, highlighted the contributions of 28 women from the Smiths Falls community. In 2023, the museum expanded the exhibit to include eight more women, taking the stories into local businesses across downtown Smiths Falls. The locations are listed in full below.

This year, in collaboration with the Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association, the museum will display panels from the exhibit in various public locations throughout the town for the duration of March, in commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8. Select panels will also be featured at the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club’s International Women’s Day Bonspiel event on March 8.

All women featured in the exhibit were nominated by the public for their notable contributions to the community, whether through their work, service, or involvement in Smiths Falls.

“The Town of Smiths Falls has thrived over the years thanks to the immense contribution of the women in our community,” said Councillor Jay Brennan. “I am delighted that Heritage House Museum has given the community a platform to recognize, honour and celebrate the Remarkable Women of Smiths Falls”.

The Museum plans to reopen and accept nominations for the Remarkable Women of Smiths Falls Exhibit in October 2024, coinciding with Canadian Women’s History Month. For further information, inquiries can be directed to Megan McIlvenna at the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum via phone at 613-283-6311 or email at mmcilvenna@smithsfalls.ca.

LOCATIONS OF PANELS

  • The Craft Witch
  • The Cozy Cottage Gift Shop
  • Yarns Aplenty
  • Curated Finds
  • Beautiful Full Figure Boutique
  • Salon Aurora
  • Blue Door Spa
  • Special Greetings
  • Bone Appetit Pet Company
  • The Vault
  • Modern Thymes Health & Bulk Foods
  • Royal LePage Advantage Brokerage
  • Fresh Ink Studios
  • C’est Tout Bakery and Bistro
  • Michele’s Doorway to Splendor
  • The Lighthouse Café
  • Smiths Falls Public Library
  • Uplifted Medical Spa
  • Gather Wellness
  • Dawn’s Closet
  • Great Waterway Hearing
  • RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd.

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