#InstagramTakeover now available as Digital Exhibit
Throughout September and October 2016, artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward of hotspurstudio.com were given control of our Instagram account. Over the two months they shared a series of 24 images that were inspired by the history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital and the changing landscape of the Lakeshore Grounds. We're pleased to announce that the full collection with the accompanying text is now available on our website: http://www.lakeshoregrounds.ca/online-exhibitions
Our First Book Reading!
Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for our first Book Reading at the end of October. Author Dolores Brandon shared her personal reminiscences of her family's struggles with mental illness in the 1950s and 1960s. Brandon's book, The Root is Bitter, The Root is Sweet: In the Shadow of Madness, weaves together poetry, prose, and family photographs to share her deeply personal account.
Save the Dates
January is going to be busy!
January 2017 marks the launch of our first exhibit in our new interpretive space AND the official launch of the new Student Welcome and Resource Centre! We will bring you all the details as they become available.
Our first exhibit will feature the history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital
Extended hours will be offered beginning in January 2017