Gananoque – The Arthur Child Heritage Museum in Gananoque is opening for the 2018 season this Saturday, April 28th.
There are new exhibits including this year’s main feature: Migrations!
The 1000 Islands are a migratory axis that has served as a transit way since the recession of the glaciers. This year the exhibit will highlight how immigration enriches our society through cultural exchange and innovation, how this region is a cultural mosaic and how it’s reflected in our community. The museum will also be showcasing the first Ontario display outside of Toronto of Reflections: Images of Chinese Canadian Women in Canada.
2018 Migrations Exhibit will feature:
- Trunk Display – an invitation to community members to bring an example of the suitcase or trunk and contents, that was brought to Ontario when immigrating, with a personal story to go along with it
- Traveling Exhibits on Loan – “Inspiration-Innovation-Ingenuity: Celebrating the Stories of Chinese Canadian Women” and “Many Rivers to Cross”
- Interactive Display – Wall map encouraging visitors to say where they’re from and where they live now, and why they moved to the location.
- In-house Displays – featuring historical and current figures in the community that ‘came from away’, and the contributions they made to the community
- Children’s Gallery – displays on the migration of insects, fauna, flora and people, with information on the reasons for relocation
The Arthur Child Heritage Museum is located on the mighty St. Lawrence River, in the heart of Gananoque, Ontario. Gananoque is a beautiful, historic town – also known as the “Gateway to the Thousand Islands – and is rich in culture, attractions, natural scenery, and is part of the UNESCO designated Frontenac Arch Biosphere. The story of the area begins with the geological formation of the region, First Nations settlement, European exploration, war and the growth of industry and tourism, with it’s story still continuing today.
The museum will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
For more information please visit: http://www.1000islandsheritagemuseum.com