Summer Fun at the Museum!
The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is beginning the next stage in the redevelopment of their permanent exhibitions. Work in the current First Nations gallery begins on Monday, August 24. During this scheduled work, the gallery will be closed to the public until the newly curated exhibition “Anishnaabwe Endaat – Where we live (and lived)” and the renaming for the “Anishnaabwe Gallery” is unveiled in November.
The new exhibition showcases Anishnaabwe culture in a broader environmental and cultural context, specifically the impacts that changing climate and landscape have had on a range of cultural expressions, including subsistence pursuits, material culture, settlement and the evolution into today’s culture.
During renovations, of the main floor gallery space, the Museum is still in full swing with an array of programs, exciting exhibits and a fully stocked gift shop for you to enjoy during these final weeks of summer.
Take time to journey through Bruce County’s history through pioneer times to present day with many stories of the area’s first settlers, marine heritage and now rail history. Earlier this summer “Riding the Rails” officially opened displaying the rail history in Bruce County with functioning model trains; join the Bruce County Museum Railway team on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to see the train in action.
Hop aboard HMS General Hunter to learn all about this 1812 battleship and the long marine heritage in the County, including an opportunity to defeat the enemy through interactive game stations. The special feature exhibit for this summer, “Animal Gibberish, Subtitled for Humans” is here through Labour Day weekend. Drop in to learn all about what animals are actually saying when you explore the various interactive stations using all five of your senses.
Join us for a variety of programs this summer with Speaking of Wildlife, First Nations Cultural Demonstrations, Special Guest Wednesdays, Women’s Institute Fridays, Lego Fridays, Saturday Afternoon at the Movies and Take a Walk on the Wild Side. This summer of fun is proudly presented by Bruce Power, Society of United Professionals and Travelodge Port Elgin.