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WORTH REPEATING: Special exhibit highlights female trailblazers

Installation created by Waterloo Region Museum and professors from University of Waterloo opens at Joseph Brant Museum Feb. 7

Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867 will be on view at Joseph Brant Museum from Feb. 7 to May 27, 2023. 

This travelling exhibit explores how women have transformed Canadian politics, work and everyday life. The exhibit also examines work that still needs to be done in the 21st century with respect to women’s rights, different experiences based on race, class and ethnicity, and the experiences of the “everyday” woman.

“This is a powerful exhibition and we're excited to be able to offer it to our community. It's an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the challenges faced by women both historically and today." said Curator Chris Selman. 

“What has it meant to be a woman in Canada throughout its 150-year history? Trailblazing highlights the experiences of women — mothers, sisters, daughters, partners and friends — from all walks of Canadian life,” said Adèle Hempel, former Manager/Curator of the Region of Waterloo Museums.

The exhibit was created by the Waterloo Region Museum in collaboration with women’s history professors from the University of Waterloo. Input from various groups from across Canada also influenced the design and content of the exhibit. This project is funded by the Region of Waterloo, in part by the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Joseph Brant Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867 is included with the price of regular admission. For more information, please visit:

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