Reflections from almost five months on…

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement It’s been almost five month since Friday March 13, the day the OM made the decision to cancel March Break programs and, “out of an abundance of caution,” close the Museum to visitors. Little did we know that the Provincial State of Emergency which came into effect shortly afterwards wouldContinue reading “Reflections from almost five months on…”

A Community Member’s Reflections on COVID-19

By Linda Cory Bazowsky Winter/Spring 2020 It’s Here! We all knew COVID-19 was coming! The big question was “When?” Trailing close behind and of equal importance were the “Why,” the “Where,” and lastly, the “How.” Let’s start with the “When?” History has shown us that pandemics have occurred for as long as mankind has beenContinue reading “A Community Member’s Reflections on COVID-19”

Sonya Jones: COVID-19 Photo Journal

Thank you to our friend and community partner Sonya Jones, Curator of Collections at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, for her recent contribution to our COVID-19 project. She created a photo journal detailing how she has personally and professionally experienced the pandemic. Thank you Sonya for sharing your stories.

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”