Connecting with Classrooms and Communities All Year LongJuly 11, 2022
Thanks to your support, Canadians of all ages can learn about their shared history on site, online and in communities across the country.
The last two years have been challenging, but thanks to our donors and supporters, the Museums have been providing Canadians of all ages with a variety of ways to learn more about their history.
The Supply Line and History Box educational programs continue to travel across the country, reaching remote communities with unique, hands-on learning experiences that connect students with their families, their communities, and the world around them. As one teacher noted, “We are in such a remote location that your boxes are some of their only experiences with historical artifacts and museums. Please thank everyone who makes these possible; they make such a difference in our learning experiences.”
We are also supporting teachers with a new Teachers’ Club and through new virtual programs that have been offered free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our donors.
While we continue to present exhibitions on site, we are mindful that travelling to the Museum is not possible for everyone. That is why it is so important to enhance online content and bring history to life for all Canadians, no matter where they live.
The Museums each recently launched virtual tours featuring insights from historians and highlights of their exhibitions and collections. These tours ensure that Canadians can visit the Museums, even from the comfort of their own homes. To take a virtual tour, visit warmuseum.ca/museum-at-home and historymuseum.ca/museum-at-home.
With your help, we are also developing more live online events, such as virtual exhibition openings and webcasts, that connect Canadians in real time.
As a part of Black History Month, the Museum of History hosted two webcasts with noted Olympians Jennifer Abel and Perdita Felicien. An Evening With Perdita Felicien is available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Also in February, the War Museum hosted a highly successful Make Do and Mend workshop. Over 740 people from across Canada (and the world!) learned about wartime knitting techniques, while hearing about how average Canadians supported the war effort by knitting garments for the men and women serving in the Second World War.
As you can see, your support has enriched the lives of children across Canada through in-classroom and virtual educational programs. You have helped present moving exhibitions and meaningful experiences for on-site visitors and ensured that people across the country have access to new and enhanced online resources and virtual events. Thank you!