May is Museum Month and Norfolk County Heritage & Culture has events throughout the month to celebrate.
May is Museum Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of museums to their communities and to kick off 2022’s summer tourism season. With so many Ontarians taking ‘staycations’ this year, museums are a vital asset to hyperlocal tourism. As visitors are once again welcomed through our doors, museums can emphasize all the ways that the public can experience their collections and stories—from fully online to safe, in-person experiences.
- Norfolk Heritage & Culture’s first-ever virtual exhibit, “A Crafted Heritage: Cabinet Makers of Norfolk County”, has been launched on WHAM’s website.
- A new exhibit, “An Archival Exploration of Agricultural History” opens May 17 and runs to August 26, 2022, at the Norfolk County Archives in Simcoe.
- May 26 sees the opening of a new exhibit at the Port Dover Harbour Museum. “Freshwater Cowboys —Jeff Speed Photography” is an on-the-boat look at the commercial fishing industry.
- “The History of Norfolk County” is the latest episode of “Curated Past: The Stories of our Communities”. The episode is guest-hosted by Craig Baird of Canadian History Exh. It’s available on Spotify.
Registration for summer camps at the Delhi, Port Dover and Waterford museums opens May 18. Camps are offered both in-person and online and you can register via ENCORE. For more information visit: https://portdovermuseum.ca/programs/summer-camp/