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Key Milestones

The following are key events in Peel Region that have shaped the history of PAMA from 1968 to the present day.

Date

Event

1968

The Peel County Historical Society opens the Museum and Archives in the former Registry Office at 7 Wellington Street

1977

Region of Peel creates the Archives program located in the Museum

1978

City of Brampton designates the JailRegistry Office and Courthouse under the Ontario Heritage Act. Archives moves into the basement of the former County building known as 50 Main Street South

1980

Museum and Art Gallery move to the old Courthouse

1983

Region of Peel takes over operation of the Museum and Art Gallery

1984

Renovation of the former Peel County Jail begins

1986

Peel Heritage Complex opens its doors at 9 Wellington Street in October

1992

Start of work on the Courthouse, funded partially by the Ministry of Culture and Communications

1996

Completion of major restoration of the Peel County Courthouse

Creation of first dedicated 'hands-on' space within the Museum

2004

Art Gallery features 'Painted in Peel' - works of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries

2005

Upgrades to Museum and Gallery spaces

2006

Archives Reading Room reopens as the Wm. Perkins Bull Reading Room

2007

Ontario Heritage Trust plaque dedicated to Wm. Perkins Bull in September

2009

Complex receives 10 million dollars from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund in June

2010

Groundbreaking ceremony for project in June

2012

Unveiling of the new PAMA name and logo

Completion of Phase 1 and handover of the new Art Gallery in May

2013All space in PAMA have reopened.