TORONTO - The end of the summer means it's back to school for the city's pupils and students, and the Main Street Museum pays homage to Toronto City Schools.
New window displays feature pictures of former city schools, according to Carolyn Walker, president of the Historical Society of Toronto.
"Most people don't realize that the current high school building is actually the third Toronto High School," said Walker. "Inside the museum are lots of yearbooks, Toronto High School mirrors, sports programs and other interesting memorabilia for museum visitors to peruse."
Also on display in the museum are the 10 items up for Chinese auction over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4, Walker said. The items include a Jefferson County-featured arrowhead collection, a piece of American china, and several signed books including a copy of Walter Kestner's "Era of Elegance," Wayne Cole's "Ghost Rails III" and Gordon Grafton's "Lost Children of the Ohio Valley."
Tickets are available at the museum, and $5 buys five tickets, which will buy chances on five items of the buyer's choice, Walker said.
"Winning tickets will be drawn on Labor Day weekend," said Walker, adding all proceeds benefit museum projects.
"The second-annual museum calendar will be available for purchase Labor Day weekend," said Walker. "It includes many vintage photographs of Toronto's early years. This calendar makes a wonderful Christmas gift for current and former Toronto residents."
Walker added there only are a limited number of calendars available.
The Main Street Museum, 210 Main St., is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3-4. Admission to the museum is free.