Collingwood Museum launches new line of apparel celebrating local history

March 8, 2021
Women's Work T-Shirts

On this International Women’s Day, the Collingwood Museum is pleased to announce the launch of a new line of vintage-inspired apparel celebrating local history. The first design in the series honours the local women who donned welding helmets at the Collingwood Shipyards during World War II.

These women worked long hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., six days per week. Frequently, they returned to work after dinner and continued until midnight with no overtime pay. To protect themselves from toxic fumes, they were required to drink a pint of milk each day. They were instrumental in the Shipyards’ wartime production of more than 30 ships and endured the hardships of life in the ‘Yard.

The historic photograph that has been incorporated into the “This is Women’s Work” design is held in the Collingwood Museum’s impressive photograph collection. Shirts may be purchased over the phone for curbside pick-up starting on Monday, March 8, or may be purchased in-person by appointment during regular business hours. T-shirts are available for $29.95 plus HST and ¾ baseball t-shirts for $34.95 plus HST.

Please call staff for sizing details and all other inquiries.

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About Collingwood

The Town of Collingwood is a progressive community located in the heart of a four-season recreation area on the southern shore of Georgian Bay. The area is well known for its many natural amenities and its rich heritage. Collingwood is a destination for tourism and many business, sporting and cultural events Collingwood acts as gateway to the South Georgian Bay region, with stunning landscapes that encourage an active lifestyle, and inspire the local arts and culture community. Downtown Collingwood might just surprise you with 30 plus restaurants, 60 plus boutique shops, spas for relaxing, live music for grooving…all in the only downtown core recognized in Canada’s Registrar of Historic Places! More recently, the harbourfront area is emerging as an extension to the downtown district. Plans for expanding the amenities and events in the harbourfront area promise to make this a much more prominent tourism destination.


For more information, contact:

Supervisor, Museum
Melissa Shaw
T. 705-445-4811 Ext. 7222 

Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Christa Carter
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274