Here's How Residents can get Involved With the Oakville Museums Newest Exhibit

The Oakville Museum is inviting people to get involved with an upcoming exhibit in a very unique way.

This new exhibit is called 'From Work Wear to Everywhere: The Story of Denim' and will be open from July 10 to Sept. 1, 2019, at the main gallery at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).

As the name suggests, the exhibit will feature pieces of denim and the story behind them. And you can share your denim story by donating your denim clothing.

Clothing can be dropped off at the on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, April 6 from noon to 3 p.m.

Note that all clothing items will be returned once the exhibit closes.

The purpose of the exhibit was highlighted in a recent Town of Oakville press release

"Denim is such a universal fabric," Carolyn Cross, curator of collections, Oakville Museum, said in the release.

"It can be found in just about any type of clothing. We want to tell the stories of people's denim from a number of angles, not just fashion, but also the environmental, social and political aspects of this hardworking fabric. It is going to be a fun exhibit and we are looking forward to borrowing an array of denim garments from Oakville residents."

For more information about the exhibit, or donating clothing, contact Cross at carolyn [dot] cross [at] oakville [dot] ca.

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