James Street North, the street that is contributing so much to Hamilton’s downtown “renaissance”, was historically the road that was most instrumental in Hamilton’s commercial, industrial, economic, social, and cultural growth after the city’s founding in 1816.
Join Bill Manson, Hamilton historian and AGH docent, and Tor Lukasik-Foss, AGH Director of Programs and Education, for an illustrated presentation of the ups and downs of the James North “saga”. The presentation will be followed by a stroll along James Street North to experience what it was and what it is becoming. Following the walk, participants will be free to enjoy the day’s early Supercrawl events, galleries, and food.
Participants will also receive free admission to view Vivian Maier: Street Photographer.
9:00 am: Registration and refreshments at the AGH
9:15 am: Illustrated presentation: James Street North — the Road that Built a City
10:15 am: Guided walk of James Street North with Bill and Tor. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera, do some street photography, and participate in the current AGH Living Room exhibition STREETWATCH
AGH Members: $20
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Michael Snow (Canadian b. 1929)
mixed media installation, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Birkenshaw, 1995