Museum’s Spring Seminar Series Begins on March 16

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The St. Marys Museum is excited to present its spring 2023 seminar series! The Museum has planned three engaging evening presentations covering a variety of topics. 

On Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., Janis Fread and Museum staff Sophie Thorpe and Emily Taylor will discuss the history of theatre in St. Marys. From early European theatre traditions up to the St. Marys Community Players, theatre has played an important role in bringing our community together. 

On Thursday, April 20, Museum staff Amy Cubberley and Emily Taylor will present a seminar all about birds. The presentation will examine the Museum's display of stuffed birds in the 'Bird Room' and the history and care of such collections. The presentation will also cover topics such as the history of bird watching, notable local birds, and how to be a responsible bird watcher. 

On Thursday, May 18, a seminar on recent successful heritage renovations will be presented. Melissa Barton of Riverwalk Commons will discuss renovating 84 Water Street South. Gail Kenworthy-Foreman and Andy Foreman of Foreman Electric will present on their renovations of the McDonald house at 481 Water Street South. Erin and Ryan Leaman’s conversion of the Junction Station at 480 Glass Street from an abandoned railway station to the successful Broken Rail Brewing will also be shared.

The seminars are fundraisers for the Museum. The cost per person is $12 or $10 for Museum members. Space is limited and therefore pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 519-284-3556 or email

For media inquiries: 

Brett O'Reilly, Corporate Communications Manager
519-284-2340 ext., 432 |