Events

Museum opens for 2018 Season

Join us for the opening of the 2018 season of the Arthur Child Heritage Museum in the 1000 Islands! Come explore our new exhibits including this year’s main feature: “Migrations“, funded in part by the Multicultural Community Capacity Grant! We appreciate this support from the Government of Ontario.

The 1000 Islands are a migratory axis that has served as a transit way since the recession of the glaciers. This year our exhibit will highlight how immigration enriches our society through cultural exchange and innovation. The children’s room will feature Monarch Butterflies and Bobolinks. We will also be showcasing Reflections: Images of Chinese Canadian Women in Canada, a travelling exhibition from the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario. It is the first presentation of this exhibit in Ontario.

2018 Migrations Exhibit will also 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 – “The Working Lives of Chinese Canadian Women, 1923-1967” 

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