News release: March 3, 2021
Celebrate International Women’s Day with PAMA this March!
Brampton, ON. (March 3, 2021) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is excited to celebrate International Women’s Day with a new virtual exhibition about inspiring women, launching in mid-March and an accompanying Tuesday Trivia Challenge on March 23.
Inspiring Stories of Women in the PAMA Collections (Launching mid-March)
Inspiring women are found in all three of the PAMA collections from the Art Gallery, Museum and Archives. Some of the names are familiar, like Anne of Green Gables’ author Lucy Maud Montgomery, a regular visitor to Brampton. But many of their stories have faded from the public’s memory. We hope to change that.
Whether an artist, a postal worker, an entrepreneur, or a United Nations diplomat, each woman has shaped our community. Here is a list of the women who will be featured in the March exhibit:
- Sarah Gill – Postal worker
- Lillian Gordon – Educator
- Ruth Houck – UN Delegate
- Dr. Emily Irvine – Physician
- Annie May Johnston – Quilter
- Daphne Lingwood – Entrepreneur
- Marion Long – Artist
- Lucy Maud Montgomery – Author
- Sarama Mukherjee – Educator
- Tanya Mullings – Singer
- Matsubara Naoko – Artist
- Mitsuko Shirley Teramoto – Educator
- Mary Evelyn Wrinch – Artist
This is just the beginning. There are many stories to share, and this exhibition will grow over time.
March Tuesday Trivia: Wondrous Women (Tuesday March 23, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Complete monthly trivia challenges covering a variety of topics and see if you can get the highest score. Visit the calendar event or check our social media for the link on March 23 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Follow the link, enter a name and let the game begin.
PAMA @ Home Activities
Check out the new family fun activities this March, ready for download! Take in all the wonderful winter fun that this season has left and make some colourful creations.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
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