Christmas Open House Report!

December 13, 2016

I’ve always loved Christmas events! So when I heard about the Welland Museum’s Annual Christmas Open House, I was excited. The Open House took place from 10am-4pm on Saturday, December 3rd. It featured many interesting activities; Cookie Decorating with Sweet Tooth Cookies, Christmas Arrangements with Vermeer’s Garden Center and Flower Shop, and an Edwardian Christmas
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New Gift Shop!

November 30, 2016

That’s right! The Welland Museum’s gift shop has been revamped! We have new items to choose from, many of them unique; you won’t come by these things very easily elsewhere! The staff and the board members at the museum have been working hard to make this happen, especially Lise Giroux, the current Bilingual Visitor Services
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Recently Acquired Items!

November 16, 2016

Here at the Welland Museum, we get quite a lot of donations. These donations can vary from jewelry to items belonging to a soldier. Previously, we had a series called “Alacia’s Weekly Favourite Artefacts”. I would choose an artefact in our collection with the help of the acting archivist, Katelynn Best. She would help me
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Why Museums are Moving Away from a Solely Heritage Focus.

October 29, 2016

Recently, I was discussing an interesting topic with fellow museum employees. We were talking about our recent events and a new exhibit arriving in the New Year. During this conversation, something was brought up and I couldn’t help but share it with all of you. Museums have always had a large focus on heritage more
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Museums: The Perfect Resources for Students!

October 22, 2016

Before I started working with the Welland Museum, I actually contacted the staff here for one of my high school research projects on curatorial studies and archaeology. I had thought “Why not speak to someone directly, someone in the area to make it more relevant to me!” It sure sounded better than going to look
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5 Interesting Facts About the Museum!

October 8, 2016

Fact #1: The Welland Museum has been around since 1977. Some people do not realize just how long Welland has had a museum! The museum has been a reality since 1977. It originated on September 9th, 1977. That means that the museum has been showcasing Welland and Pelham’s history for nearly 40 years! Originally, the
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Museums and Education.

September 24, 2016

If I have to be honest, I think museums are not being used to their full potential, at least not anymore. Having been a student since I could remember and only recently having graduated high school, I know that schools aren’t looking at museums as much for education purposes. Not because people don’t think museums
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Exciting News!

September 17, 2016

Let’s talk about the rest of the year, shall we? With autumn rolling in, school starting for people of all ages, and the holiday season only months away once again, what activities could people do for fun? Eventually going to beaches won’t be an option and taking a few summer vacation weeks may no longer
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Museums in Historic Buildings.

September 3, 2016

Normally, there are three types of establishments that museums inhabit, buildings that were built for the purpose of housing museums, buildings that were built for another purpose and eventually a museum started using it, or buildings that have historical significance that a museum is using. I have always been more intrigued by museums that are
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Museums are More Than Just History!

August 27, 2016

What is the fun in going to a museum? Should I go alone or bring my friends? Can a museum be a good place for a date? The answers to these questions is completely up to you and shouldn’t be something you have to ask anyone but yourself because as much as museums are objective
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