Education Programs




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  • Introduction

     

    School Programs

     

    Come and enhance your students’ educational experience with our unique programs and activities.

    As your students explore the museum with our knowledgeable guides, they will be immersed in the fascinating story of the individuals and families, the conflicts and enterprises that shaped the history of the Missisquoi County over the past 200 years.

    There are many programs available to choose from and all of our programming is developed in accordance with Quebec’s curriculum guidelines. Every activity or program can be adapted according to the age group or the amount of time available. We are always happy to work with teachers to create or to customize a program specifically for their classroom.

     

     

    Discovering the Museum program

     

    At the Museum, you will have the opportunity to visit our historical sites, the collective jewels that are the Cornell Museum, Hodge’s General Store and the famous Walbridge Barn. Each of these buildings houses specific collections which depict the way of life of the first settlers of the region and their descendants and which reveal their history and stories.

    In addition, protected heritage cemeteries are found nearby. They represent a concrete and unique learning experience as the students get a chance to interpret history written in stone.

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    Click here to see our detailed program activities Discovering the Museum

     

    Reserve your program

    Clientele:  Elementary to Secondary I
    Dates: June, September and October
    Duration: 150 minutes
    Maximum number: 30
    Cost: $5 per student

    For more information please contact Pamela Realffe at 450 248-3153 or info@missisquoimuseum.ca

    After making your reservation, you will receive confirmation by email. Please acknowledge the receipt to confirm the time of your visit and the number of participants.

    To ensure the visit goes smoothly, set aside enough time for the cloakroom, snacks and washroom breaks.

    Lastly, plan to have one accompanying adult for every 15 students. He or she will be admitted free of charge.

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    Changes or cancellations

    Unless you notify us of changes 48 hours before the date of your activity, you will be charged for the number of participants indicated in your reservation.

    Method of payment

    On the day of the activity, the person responsible for the group is asked to proceed to the admissions desk to settle the payment. The total amount may be paid by invoice or on site by cash, credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the Missisquoi Museum.

     

    Museum in a Box

     

    As the Museum is only open during the summer season, we take advantage of the quieter time to offer visits to classrooms or targeted groups to promote our collection outside its walls.

     

     

    Our animators travel to schools and offer a presentation of about 90 minutes where objects from our collection are exhibited followed by different workshops according to the needs and interests of students and teachers. We have photography studio workshops, calligraphy writing, etc. Our goal is to introduce the lifestyle of the people of our region in the last century and to introduce young people to the riches of our Museum’s collection.

    The program is developed with the teachers according to the interests and level of each class. Our archives also contain many treasures for photographs or period documents that can be used for specific activities.

     

     

    To live the museum experience at school is to let history take its place in the community. The Museum in a Box is a program rich in activities that allows students to understand the reality of the settlers and compare this reality with the contemporary era. The aim is to introduce, through our classroom workshops, the social, cultural and agricultural history of the region in the daily life of the first settlers.

    Take a look at the different activities proposed in our education program. Museum in a Box

     

    Reserve your program

    Clientele: Elementary to Secondary I
    Dates: Year-round
    Duration: 90 +/- minutes
    Maximum number: 30
    Cost: The cost is $200 to $300 depending on the number of classes participating.

    For more information please contact Pamela Realffe at 450 248-3153 or info@missisquoimuseum.ca

     

    Seniors Program

     

     

    As the Museum is only open during the summer season, we take advantage of quieter times to offer visits in seniors’ residences or to community groups to introduce our collection outside of our walls. The Missisquoi Historical Society has developed a program to bring part of our collection into seniors’ residences in order to make our heritage more accessible to a wider audience.

    Our presentations last about 90 minutes where our volunteers bring artefacts into the homes and engage the residents in discussions about the different uses of the objects and their personal experiences with them. Our aim is to present our Museum and, at the same time, to offer an activity to seniors where they can share their experiences and reminisce about memories from their childhood.

    Click here to see our detailed program activities Seniors Program

     

     

    Reserve your program

     

    The cost for these presentations is $150.00 for a residence less than 30 kilometres from Stanbridge East, Quebec. For residences situated farther than this, a modest fee will be added to cover the cost of transportation for our volunteers.

    If you are interested in these activities, please contact Pamela Realffe at 450 248-3153 or at info@missisquoimuseum.ca

     

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