Canaday Center

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the ward m. canaday center for special collections

Contact Us

Main Campus
Carlson Library 5th Floor

Phone:  419.530.4480

CanadayCenter@utoledo.edu

EVENTS

In addition to our exhibits, the Canaday Center hosts events in the exhibition area for the University of Toledo community, including book readings and signings, lectures, and meetings of university and local organizations.

The spring lineup of lectures regarding our current exhibit, House and Home: The Intersection of Domestic Architecture and Social History, 1870-1970, will kick off on March 29. See below for details:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Ligibel, director of the Historic Preservation Program at Eastern Michigan University, will talk about his 40 years in historic preservation and his work to save historic homes in Northwest Ohio.

Monday, April 10, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Author of Detroit Hustle: A Memoir or Love, Life, and Home, Amy Haimerl, will speak about her experience of restoring an historic home in Detroit. This event is in conjunction with National Library Week.

All lectures will take place in the Canaday Center, and are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 419.530.4480.

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A series of speakers have been scheduled to accompany our new exhibit, opening on October 19, 2016 and running until May 5, 2017.  See below for details.

Home Exhibit Poster

Our exhibit will officially open at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 with a talk by Dr. Amy Richter, Associate Professor of History, Clark University, and author of At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Additional lectures scheduled to accompany the exhibition throughout the fall include:

Wednesday, November 2, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Douglas Forsyth, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Bowling Green State University, will discuss housing architecture of the early 20th century Arts and Crafts Movement.

Wednesday, November 16, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Katerina Ruedi Ray, Professor and Director, School of Art, Bowling Green State University, will explore the housing architecture of the post-war, mid-century period.

All lectures will take place in the Canaday Center, and are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 419.530.4480.
 

Last Updated: 3/2/17