Historical Comparisons

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist Last night was a hard one in our home. Our eldest had been struggling with missing her friends, tired of only seeing them through a screen, and she finally broke down in tears as she struggled with the emotional toil of the stay at home guidelines. Through her tears, she wasContinue reading “Historical Comparisons”

COVID-19 and Material Culture

By Melissa Cole, Curator Social distancing, trying to slow the spread of COVID-19.  This shift has meant more time is spent online, reading the news, connecting with friends, family, and, for many of us, working.  I have noticed this effect of being plugged in more than usual, slight head aches and just all-around digital drain.Continue reading “COVID-19 and Material Culture”

Shopping in the Time of COVID

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator April 7 was the first time I went to the grocery store since companies began to enforce social distancing measures. I was nervous. My anxiety always peaks if I don’t know where to go, especially in a new situation. For a week or two, I have heard of storesContinue reading “Shopping in the Time of COVID”

Archiving Trauma

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist Trauma- a deeply distressing or disturbing experience COVID-19 is a traumatic experience that is affecting the world.  For many here in Ontario, I suspect it was the decision by the provincial government to close all public school for two additional weeks after March Break that saw many of us starting toContinue reading “Archiving Trauma”

Jill’s COVID Diary – April 8, 2020

I remember at the start of February lamenting that it would be my last Monday working from home. Knowing that the upcoming weeks were going to be extremely busy, I relished in the quiet of getting Museum work done in the comfort of my home. Now, let’s fast-forward two months. What are some of theContinue reading “Jill’s COVID Diary – April 8, 2020”