....celebrates this area's rich character and heritage through large-scale paintings on an ever-increasing number of our city's downtown walls, colourfully portraying a bygone era for the enjoyment of today's generation.
Our story unfolds as you walk through the streets of Pembroke. In 1613 Samuel de Champlain was the first European to visit the site which by the turn of the 20th century had grown into a vigorous logging community. In 1884 Pembroke became the first community in Canada to have commercial electric street lighting and an electrically lighted town hall. As the town grew, the landscapes and lifestyles changed--our murals are an illustrated record of these changing panoramas.
Since the first five murals were painted in 1990, Pembroke Heritage Murals has overseen the creation of more than thirty murals by both local and national artists. Their styles are as varied as the wealth of historical source material they've researched and been influenced by. During the summer, you are likely to see murals in progress and perhaps talk to the artists about their work.
The Heritage Mural Committee provides the City with an annual updated Mural Tour for Pembroke’s Visitor's Guidebook. As more people now have greater access to digital information a FREE downloadable Mp3 audio version has been created so you can enjoy your own personal guided tour of one of Canada's largest outdoor art galleries!
Title: Pembroke Farmers Market 1890-1940 [a three part mural] Artist: Shauna Torgerson, 2015
"A celebration of the pioneer and entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Pembroke since 1828". A 264 foot long mural beginning with Pembroke's Founder, Peter White 1794-1878, and ending with Pembroke's millennium baby and her Mom. 201 likenesses of people who lived in Pembroke over the decades in a parade style arrangement. Clothing and styles of transportation mark the passage of time.
* Package of 33 Pembroke Heritage Mural Postcards (Complete Set) * Pembroke's Swallows, Ltd Edition, signed and numbered by Neil Blackwell, award winning wildlife artist. * "Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing" Poster Print * T-shirts
STEPHAN BELL Austrian born, he studied art in Toronto and spent a number of years in illustrating and production positions before undertaking freelance assignments and opening his own studio. He has produced many commercial and advertising...
December 2nd, 2018December Public SkatingLumber Kings vs. Hawks The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Hawkesbury Hawks on December 2, 2018. The game...Christmas Market The Museum will be holding its 3rd annual Christmas Market this year on Sunday December 2nd 2018...Christmas Concert - Pembroke Community ChoirThe Pembroke Community Choir Presents: “Night of Silence” - beautiful Advent and...
December 5th, 2018December Public SkatingWin This Space Contest Win This Space is a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space...Algonquin College Speaker Series - Canada’s Hockey Town. How Pembroke Earned the Title!Learn how Pembroke earned its Hockey Town name! Presented by Jamie Bramburger, voice of the...
December 9th, 2018December Public SkatingWin This Space Contest Win This Space is a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space...Lumber Kings vs. GradsThe Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Navan Grads on December 9, 2018. The game will...Home for Christmas Renfrew County FiddlersThe Renfrew County Fiddlers Association presents Home for Christmas for Carefor Health &...Dobbs Family and Grey Gables Inn Festive Open HousesEnjoy treats, live music, free draws and more while you take a tour around the stunning Dobbs...Prelude to ChristmasZion Lutheran’s Prelude to Christmas. We would like to invite everyone to join us...
December 15th, 2018December Public SkatingWin This Space Contest Win This Space is a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space...Pembroke Symphony OrchestraPembroke Symphony Orchestra, Christmas Special! 2:00 p.m. Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 6...Christmas PartyJoin the Pembroke Public Library for our Christmas Party happening in the Children's Department...
December 16th, 2018December Public SkatingWin This Space Contest Win This Space is a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space...Lumber Kings vs. Canadians The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Carleton Place Canadians on December 17,...Christmas Dreams To End HungerTime: 2:00 pm Free will donations will be appreciated. This is supported by Global Affairs...