The Little Shop at the Dundas Museum, located in the Museum’s First Gallery, is filled with delightful mementos
and gift ideas which uniquely say ‘Dundas’. Drop by and enjoy!
Children will enjoy the reproduction toys and play things, from Jacob’s Ladders and Victorian paper dolls through to toy trains. Trains and Dundas go together! The tin tops, Tiddledy Winks, tin whistles, music boxes and old fashioned wooden block puzzle will bring fun to today’s child, just as they have in years past.
Post Cards and More!
Don't miss the post cards, unique with their images of old Dundas. There are note cards with beautiful photographs of objects from the collection as well as birthday cards, reproduced from some in our archives. Each has a charm of the past.
Books about Dundas
A book about local history is always a great gift idea.
A variety of titles are available, such as:
A reproduction of the 1896 publication
“This souvenir is issued in order to put on record in enduring form
some of the attractions of a historic Canadian town.”
These words are drawn from the preface of Picturesque Dundas, first published in 1896. The book’s pages captured community life as it unfolded that year in Dundas, Ontario.
Families look out from porches of their homes. Drivers, ready with horse and buggy, pose in front of business establishments. Choir members and sports teams focus earnestly on the camera. We understand that participation in the project was publicly advertised, with $3 charged for each photograph taken for inclusion. Facts and details of the town were added to the photos. The 2,500 volumes printed sold out.
The publication was reprinted by the Dundas Historical Society Museum in 1972. Modern day addresses were added to the original text, along with identification of group participants.
In this second reprinting (2005) modern day addresses have been updated. Page numbers, and an index, have been added. The remainder of the book’s contents, including the cover and style of binding, are reproductions of the original, “issued in order to put on record in enduring form some of the attractions of a historic Canadian town”.
$22 Friends of the Museum: $19.80
Healers and Healing in the Dundas Valley
Released in November of 2009, Healers and Healing in the Dundas Valley tells the story of the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors and practitioners of holistic medicine who have served the Dundas community over the years.
$25 Friends of the Museum: $22.50