“The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied” exhibit lands at Guelph Civic Museum

Guelph, ON:  As part of April’s Fourth Fridays activities, Guelph Civic Museum invites you to attend the opening of “The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied”, on Friday, April 26 at 7 pm. The evening will feature talks by Patrick Keenan, an amateur aviation historian and Al Shelley, who was head security guard at the company where some of the Avro Arrow parts were scrapped.

 Decades have passed since the development and destruction of the Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine yet the Canadian public is still haunted by the “ultimate might-have-been.” This one-of-a-kind exhibition features actual artifacts from the Avro Arrow and Iroquois Engine project. The Arrow and Iroquois Engine projects represent a significant accomplishment and chapter in Canadian history. The exhibit investigates the beginnings of the Arrow and follows its testing and development, and ultimate cancellation. Museum visitors can decide for themselves why the Arrow was cancelled and if that decision was justified.

“The Avro Arrow:  A Dream Denied” a travelling exhibit from the West Parry Sound District Museum, runs at Guelph Civic Museum until July 28. Museum hours are extended from 5 to 9 pm on April 26. Admission is free for this Fourth Fridays event.

Posted by Dawn Owen on April 18, 2013