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The History of the Toilet

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canal Centre will flush convention down the toilet with this new exhibit.

Sitting Pretty, a traveling exhibit produced by the Guelph Museums, lets visitors get a handle on toilet lore with an interactive quiz, the history of outhouses – complete with an audio program of outhouse stories, and sections about toilet paper, chamber pots, the flush toilet and the public washroom.

Highlights include a collection of chamberpots, one with a silencer, a reconstructed outhouse and an actual flushing toilet.

The Museum will also be displaying a selection of items relating to toilets, from its own collection.

Where: St. Catharines Museum, 1932 Welland Canals Pkwy, St. Catharines

Tel: 905.984.8880 or 1-800-305-5134

When: May 21 to Aug. 28, 2011

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