Brockville Museum "History Talks"
Designed as 45 minute*, stand-alone interpretive programs, the Brockville Museum is pleased to offer our "history talks". These illustrated talks are available to groups of any age or size. Some include hands-on activities and all are designed to generate discussion. A wide variety of interesting topics are available all focusing on our local history and the people and events that were involved.
Programs are not only available on-site at the Brockville Museum, but are also available to service clubs, tour groups, and seniors’ homes at locations convenient to them.
Included is a list of our most popular programs. Programs on other topics of general interest are possible as we are always looking for new ideas!
*Programs can be shortened (or lengthened) to best fit your itinerary
Booking a Program:
Off-Site: To arrange for a guest speaker at your next meeting or event, contact the Interpretation & Public Program Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org We will require a small table for the projector as well as a screen. The rest of the equipment we will provide.
On-Site: Programming is available for groups visiting the museum as part of a tour or other outing. Presentations are held in either the Carriage Hall or Classroom at the Brockville Museum. For more information on group rates and services for in-coming tour groups click here.
Program Themes Available:
Specific to Brockville:
- Brockville Architecture (how downtown Brockville has changed over the years)
- Brockville's Automotive Industry
- Brockville's Confectioneries
- Brockville’s Crimes & Criminals
- Brockville's Dairy History
- Brockville Hotels
- Brockville's Waterfront (looking at the changes, stories & history surrounding Brockville's waterfront)
- Churches of Brockville
- The Country Fair (a look at the importance of local fall fairs)
- Creating a Legacy - The Smart Plant (social history of the James Smart Plant)
- ?Dance Halls - Dancing the Nights Away
- Downtown Christmas
- Millionaires of Brockville
- Ogle Gowan & The Orange Lodge
- Painting Brockville (discover how Brockville became an artistic hot spot in the 1900s)
- Phillip's Cables
- Photography in Brockville- Capturing Brockville
- Royal Visits (looking at the many royal visits to Brockville)
- Shopping Downtown Brockville
- Brockville's Social Clubs
- Tales and Fables - The Story of Mother Barnes
- Brockville's Waterfront
- War on the Homefront - Brockville During the War
- Women of Brockville (historic local women who made a mark on the city)
- All-Natural Department Store (a look at how early pioneers used native plants and remedies)
- Sugaring Time (maple syrup history and production)