At age eight, a young Justin Bieber demonstrates his drumming skills on the streets of Stratford in this Beacon Herald file photo from July 2002. This photo, along with many others, will be on display at the Stratford Perth Museum as part of its Bieber exhibit, opening on Feb. 18. (File photo/The Beacon Herald/Postmedia Network)


STRATFORD, Ont. — Mementoes from Justin Bieber’s formative years as an aspiring Canadian singer will go on display next month at a museum exhibit in his hometown of Stratford, Ont.

“Steps to Stardom” — a reference to the young singer’s busking shows on the steps outside the local Avon Theatre — will open at the Stratford Perth Museum in February.

Organizers worked with Bieber’s grandparents, Diane and Bruce Dale, to curate a selection of items that illustrate his childhood days and rise to international fame.

Among the pieces set for display are Bieber’s Grammy Award, microphones, a hockey bag, and personal letters.


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David Friend, The Canadian Press