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A Rochdale Pioneers’ Museum photo gallery

29 Oct

There is no substitute for actually seeing the Rochdale Pioneers’ Museum, but here are some photos to give you a glimpse of what is there:

Tanya Gracie, CCA’s International Year of Co-operatives manager, demonstrates what the original Rochdale co-op store looked like

Rochdale Mayor James Gartside was front and centre at today’s event

The colour of the upstairs exhibit cases is familiar…even though they were designed before the International Year of Co-operatives logo was announced

Kathy Bardswick, president & CEO of The Co-operators, was one of several Canadian co-operators who attended the museum re-launch

A panel on financial co-operatives pays tribute to Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins

Old meets new: this gizmo lets you record your own video messages about the museum

The learning loft features a big screen and lots of room for educational activities

Co-operators from around the world  held a moment of silence in tribute to the Rochdale Pioneers

Denyse Guy, CCA’s executive director (left) and your intrepid blogger in front of the museum

–Donna Balkan