Gas station exhibit in Blenheim looking for contributions

Chatham-Kent-Museum 2014The Chatham-Kent Museum is in search of objects and information to help develop a new exhibit on Blenheim gas stations.

For the past four years, the Chatham-Kent Museum has partnered with the Blenheim Heritage House to bring exhibits on Blenheim-area history to the Resource Centre run by the Historical Society of Blenheim & District. Our new exhibit, scheduled to open on June 21, will highlight the research and collection of Stan Uher but we need your help to complete the search. If you have images of Blenheim that include gas stations or ephemera from these stations, the Chatham-Kent Museum wants to hear from you! “The community has always come through for us in the past and with such strong community pride in Blenheim, there are sure to be photos and related artifacts out there; we’d really appreciate hearing about them,” says Chatham-Kent Museum Curator, Stephanie Saunders.

The Blenheim Heritage House and Historical Society of Blenheim & District Resource Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. The current exhibit at the house, “Glimpse Glass,” showcasing the glass fruit sealers and milk bottles from the collection of Robert Dulong will remain on display until May 24.

For more information or to participate in this exhibit, please contact the Chatham-Kent Museum curator by email or by phone at 519-360-1998.