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The PAMA archives reading room has a wall that features rotating shows about the Region's history, as shown through documents and photographs from the collection. Shows are free with admission as well as free to archives researchers.

The archives is open daily from Tuesday through Friday. Exhibits may be viewed on request on the weekend or Mondays, please ask the Access Peel desk for assistance.


FREE "MESSAGES & MEDIA" TALK, ON THURSDAY, MAY 4

On now

Messages & Media: Two centuries of correspondence in Peel, September 20, 2016 - May 2017

Explore this new mini-exhibit in the Archives reading room at PAMA. Messages & Media: Two centuries of correspondence in Peel explores how written communication has been shaped by changing technology.

Historical documents and artifacts will be on display, and include:

  • 19th century "cross-written" letters and wax seals 
  • Elaborate greeting cards and letterhead
  • Telegrams and telegraphic equipment

Learn about how people exchanged messages, from the days of the early post office to the rise of telecommunications. The exhibit will include fascinating communications-related artifacts on loan from the City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services, and the Dundas Museum & Archives.

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