Over 60 visitors took in the exhibits on display in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room for the “Doors Open” event on September 18. Following the theme of “Made in Waterloo Region,” the Department’s exhibit highlighted the history of some of the manufacturing companies in the region that have closed their doors for good.
Visitors learned more about these companies and browsed books on display that were researched using the Library’s archives and rare books. The event was also a unique opportunity for visitors to connect and chat with Special Collections’ staff.
“Many visitors listed this location as their favourite of the day and expressed appreciation for the opportunity to visit and learn more about our collections,” says Anita Streicher, an Archivist in Special Collections. “This was the first year that the Library has participated in Doors Open and we were pleased with the event’s success.”
If you missed the onsite exhibit, you can still enjoy the Department’s virtual exhibit created for the event which features image slideshows and background information on the highlighted companies.
For more information, contact:
Archivist, Special Collections