Brockville – The Brockville Museum was presented with the 2019 Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Awards of Excellence in Exhibitions during the 2019 OMA Annual Conference held on Thursday, October 24th in Brantford.
The annual conference brings together over 300 museum professionals and stakeholders from across Ontario to learn, explore, network, and celebrate their accomplishments.
The Brockville Museum won the Award of Excellence in Exhibitions for their “Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville’s Cultural Stories” exhibit.
Curator/Director Natalie Wood and Interpretation & Public Program Coordinator Peggy Hause were on hand at the awards ceremony to receive the honour.
“Organized in a playful yet thoughtful manner, the Brockville Museum introduced its visitors to an alternative narrative to their town’s Loyalist history in Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville’s Cultural Stories, an interactive and family friendly exhibit.” said an OMA Press Release.
The release continues: “Unified under the theme of immigration, the interpretation plan included not only various waves of immigration from Loyalists to recent Syrian refugees, but appropriately started the story with the Indigenous communities who occupied the area before the arrival of Loyalist settlers.”
The Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville’s Cultural Stories examines the role immigration has played in Brockville’s development. I helps vistors to discover the stories of local newcomers all while exploring their own family’s journey to Brockville.
For more information on this exhibit and the rest of the museum please visit: http://www.brockvillemuseum.com/