Oakville Restored Carshed Celebrating Grand Opening

By Gene Pereira

Published on April 26, 2022 at 11:27 am

Local residents can celebrate the newly restored Oakville Museum Coach House at the official grand opening on May 14. OAKVILLE CITY IMAGE

Oakville’s rich history has a recently restored home.

Local residents are invited to come celebrate the city’s history at the official grand opening of the newly refurbished Oakville Museum on Saturday, May 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Located at 8 Navy Street, visitors to the city’s newest venue for museum and community programming and learn about its fascinating history.

The opening will also include a horse and carriage photo shoot, Edwardian family games, treats, live entertainment and the new exhibition Hardware issue on the grounds of Erchless Estate.

Official speeches begin at 1 p.m.

“Oakville is rich in history, and I look forward to celebrating with the community the newly restored Oakville Museum Coachhouse,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “The space is a great addition to our museum and community programming sites.”

Built in 1899, this heritage monument originally housed the horses, carriages and gardener’s house of Erchless Estate. It has played many roles over the years, including most recent use as a warehouse for the Oakville Museum.

Construction of the restoration project began in March 2021.

The space has been improved and restored, including the Gardner Cottage, to create a multi-purpose venue that has protected the archaeological and cultural heritage significance of the coachhouse and surrounding grounds.

For more information, visit the Shed Restoration Project page on oakville.ca.

Visitors are reminded to continue to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines to protect themselves and others, including getting vaccinated, staying home if sick, and washing or sanitizing your hands frequently.

Halton Region Public Health strongly recommends that local residents continue to wear high-quality masks in indoor settings where physical distancing may be a challenge.

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