Unsettling the Thames, A GUIDED OUTDOOR TOUR presented by: MUSEUM LONDON

Date: August 29th, 10:30 am - August 29th, 12:00am

Venue: Museum London's front lawn, 421 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario

Location: London

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Guided outdoor tours reveal the city’s history and art

London, Ontario – Put on your walking shoes and join a knowledgeable tour guide on unique outdoor excursions that give you an in-depth understanding London and its origins.

The seven tours offered take groups through various downtown streets to discover unfamiliar monuments, public art and along trails uncovering the city’s history.

The free tours run on Saturdays throughout the summer from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon beginning July 18. Participants meet on the Museum’s front lawn. Walks proceed weather permitting.

Full schedule

Murals, July 18
Walk through the downtown streets and learn more about the murals that have been commissioned to adorn exterior walls of shops and restaurants, as well as those inside public buildings.

The River Walk, July 25
Explore the founding of London, learn about historic events such as the Great Flood, and discover nature, in this interactive walking tour around the Thames River.

From Castles to Cottages, August 1
This tour expounds on the architectural transformation of historical buildings in the downtown as a reflection of growing industry, during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Monuments and Memorials, August 8
This tour takes enthusiasts through the downtown core and into Victoria Park, where many statues and plaques have been erected to commemorate historical events.

Public Art, August 15
On this walk you will visit a selection of sculptures throughout the downtown core, and learn more about the artists who designed them and the organizations that commissioned them.

Forest City Modern, August 22
Hikers will learn about prominent local architects, their visionary clients, and the mid-century modern buildings in downtown London that characterized a sophisticated new post-war perspective.

Unsettling the Thames, August 29
Focusing on the lives of workers, this tour features stories about early settlement on the Forks of the Thames, from just prior to European contact through the nineteenth century.

There’s more at the Museum. Located at the Fork of the Thames in downtown London, Ontario, Museum London is where our community discovers exceptional art, rich history, and new possibilities. For more than 70 years, Museum London has preserved, interpreted and shared the story of London and Londoners through the exhibition of art and artifacts and the presentation of public programs. Museum London is home to 45,000+ regional historical artifacts detailing a fascinating record of London’s economic achievements, and our citizens’ accomplishments. Our art collection has more than 5,000 regional and Canadian works.If You Go:
What: Outdoor walking tours
Where: Museum London’s front lawn, 421 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario
When: Saturdays, July 18 to August 29, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Cost: Free
More info: museumlondon.ca/exhibitions:120

Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Closed MondayAdmission is by donation421 Ridout Street North | London, ON | N6A 5H4

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