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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • WHAT'S YOUR TYPE exhibition at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate
    WHAT'S YOUR TYPE exhibition at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

Oakville Museum Exhibit: WHAT'S YOUR TYPE? Textiles and Typewriters


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy St

Oakville, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


This exhibit pairs typewriters and sewing machines produced between 1875 and 1975. They form part of the Oakville Museum's permanent collection and were donated to the Museum in the vast majority, by women. Interestingly, both devices have been predominantly associated with women throughout history. The pairing of the instruments provokes questions about the status of work tools used by women and how the devices may help tell the stories of the women who owned and used them. Interesting facts about the technological advances, societal roles and design history of the tools as material objects emerge.

Exhibit hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Accessibility: This exhibit is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible.



Town of Oakville

The Town of Oakville is located on Treaty 14 and 22 lands, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Since the 1800s, it has become one of the most coveted areas to live and work in Ontario with 225,000 residents calling Oakville home. The town offers all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre with first-rate facilities and amenities, while also maintaining its small-town feel.

This event is part of a hub:

Oakville Museum/Southeast Hub

Town of Oakville Oakville, ON

Enjoy magnificent views and beautiful buildings, grounds and gardens at Erchless Estate. The Oakville Museum offers guided tours of the Chisholm family home, changing exhibitions, special events and programs that tell the fascinating storie...