Museum Week

FREE Educational Outreach Program

May 11-15, 2020

In celebration of Museum Week and International Museum Day, the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol is hitting the road to bring the Museum to YOU in your Huron County classroom for FREE!

Choose from two interactive, hands-on 35 minute sessions that explore how archival resources and historic objects can bring local stories from the past to life.

Unlocking History

Recommended for grades 7-12
Access primary sources to unlock the past & the fascinating, tragic and strange stories of inmates from the Huron Historic Gaol (active 1841-1972), Huron County’s first municipal building and only designated National Historic Site. Students will be invited to match the historic crime to the real sentence, and access archival resources to creatively interpret the past in their own words.

Mystery Artifact

Recommended for grades 3-6
Investigate mystery artifacts from the Huron County Museum. Try to determine what the objects are with hands-on investigations, and learn their real uses, stories and connections to the past. Explore the Huron County Museum’s wide and diverse collection of objects, and guess what in the world those objects could be!

To book a FREE Museum Week visit for your Huron County class:

Please email museum@huroncounty.ca with the program you have selected and your preferred date(s) and time(s) between May 11-15. Include a teacher’s contact information, grade level and the number of students in your class. Availability is limited, and programs will be delivered on a first-come, first-serve basis & according to the geography of participating schools. One program per class. Coordination between colleagues at a single school is appreciated.

Can’t book May 11-15? Outreach programs from the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol are available by request pending staff availability. Rates are a $75.00 program fee for schools in Huron County, or a program fee plus mileage for schools outside of the county of Huron.

More about Museum Week:
museum-week.org
More about International Museum Day:
icom.museum/en/activities/events/international-museum-day