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Pump House Steam Museum issues open call for shocking and zany objects

January 16, 2017 -

The Pump House Steam Museum wants your interesting, zany and unusual objects for its Kingston: Believe It or Not exhibit.

As part of the city's Sesquicentennial celebrations, the museum wants to tell the story of the last 150 years in Kingston through it most amazing objects.

The City of Kingston is digging far into the vaults of the Kingston museums to search out the strangest objects with the best stories. But the Pump House Steam Museum has room for some very special community pieces to join its already (almost) unbelievable collection.

Get in on the action! Have an object that is not instantly recognizable or has an interesting story that connects to Kingston in some way and is dated between 1867 and 2017? Take a picture of it, write the story that goes with it and email them to phsmuseum@CityofKingston.ca. The funnier the object, the more surprising the topic it touches on, or the more shocking it back story, the better it is for the exhibit. 

Not all objects that are submitted will make it into the exhibit.  If your object is chosen, you will be acknowledged in the exhibit for the short-term loan of your object. 

For more on the City and community Sesquicentennial celebrations, see www.CityofKingston.ca/Kingston150.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.