Highlands museum celebrates Canada connections

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This month has seen Newtonmore’s Macpherson Museum open for the 2019 season, featuring an exciting new exhibition.

Macphersons in Canada tells the unique story of the impact members of one clan have had over Canada’s vast landscapes and history, covering all 10 provinces and three territories during the past 150 years.

Illustrated through a series of vignettes of individual clansmen and women, the exhibition charts colourful tales of the past and present.

Macphersons over the years have made their mark in Canada in many walks of life, including nursing, politics, religion, medicine, engineering, military, policing, catering, teaching, sport, journalism, farming and more.

The name features in many place-names, including lakes, hills, brooks, rocks, ponds, creeks, towns, streets, schools, buildings, islands and so on. This is a particular feature of the exhibition.

The exhibition is to be officially opened by a representative of the High Commission of Canada in the UK, most likely the Honorary Consul for Canada in Scotland, on Canada Day, Monday July 1.

The maple leaf flag will be hoisted on the flagpole in the front garden of the museum for the occasion. The museum trustees are keen to invite to attend the opening any Canadians or descendants of Canadians living locally. All those interested should contact museum curator Ruis Alcorn on museum@clan-macpherson.org

Entry to the four-star rated museum and Macphersons in Canada exhibition is free.