Museums aren’t on the list of essential services that can remain open to the public, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still offering opportunities for you and your family to learn more about our history. Although we miss these enriching attractions, we can’t help but be inspired by their strong programs that are keeping them connecting to their communities. Here are some of the great, adapted programs that a few of Brantford’s museums are offering right now:
Bell Homestead National Historic Site | 94 Tutela Heights Rd. | 519-756-6220
Let the Bell Homestead help with your online at-home learning with their new "At Home with Dr. Bell" program! Each week, Education Co-ordinator, Sarah Hamilton, will present a hands-on video activity from one of the museum’s curriculum-based education programs for you to do with your children. Included with the videos will be templates and instructions you can print off. Each video will focus on a different theme related to the amazing discoveries and inventions made by Alexander Graham Bell.
Join Bell Homestead’s Facebook Group to stay in touch.
Brant Museum & Archives | 57 Charlotte St. | 519-752-2483
With an enormous collection of area artifacts, the Brant Historical Society (which operates the Brant Museum & Archives and Myrtleville House Museum) is sharing these objects and fun facts nearly every day online. Every Tuesday and Thursday they are posting a photograph of an object in their collection and asking visitors to guess what it is. Some of their past publications are uploaded to their website for you to read from home, too.
Follow the Brant Historical Society on Facebook to stay updated and learn more.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant | 20 Ava Rd. | 519-756-5932
From updating about Gallery staff’s favourite works in the permanent collection, to sharing what local artists are creating at home during these trying times, to Instagram art quizzes, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is certainly staying creative. Although in-person isn’t an option at this time, their social media pages are a great place to start to feel inspired to create.
Follow Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant on Facebook and Instagram to stay in touch.