Museum London presents “A Ripple Effect: Canadians and Fresh Water”. This exhibition examines the story of Canadian’s relationship with fresh water and ways in which we have used fresh water for domestic and industrial pursuits.
Canada has 7% of worldwide fresh water supply, and as Londoners we have some of that right at out doorstep. Many enjoy water for recreational purposes. From boating and swimming to skating and curling to picnicking and nature study. The ripple effect looks at the Canadian fresh water history with a variety of artifacts and images as well as by examining the Thames, Speed and Eramosa rivers.
Historical artifacts include a hand-operated water pump, mussel shells used in the button-making industry, a huge sprinkler, paintings of early industrial sites such as saw and grist mills, swimsuits, skates, and curling equipment.
Along with large historical aspect, the exhibition also includes a variety of activities for families to participate in such as fishing for common fish in the area.
A Ripple Effect is now open for the public to view and participate in until August 14th and opening reception is February 5th, 8pm.