About Our Auction
These works of art have all been donated and are up for auction to help raise funds to create murals at The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. A mix of artists, mediums and subject matter are up for grabs! Funds raised will help the Museum to complete 10 mural panels that will be installed on the building in the summer of 2015. These murals are being produced by members of "Arts Carleton Place", and will depict the various uses of the building's history as the Town Hall, a Lock-Up, a School, and now as the local Museum.
About Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society
Since 1979, the Historical Society has worked to preserve and promote the heritage of the communities of Carleton Place and Beckwith Township. The Society operates the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, which houses a large collection of local artifacts, photographs and archival documents.
The Museum's building was erected in 1872 as the Carleton Place Town Hall. It was renovated in 1879 to house the Victoria School, a primary school which served the community until 1969. The Museum is undertaking the "opening up" of 10 sealed up windows on the outside of the building by hiring local artists to create mural panels to fill these spaces.