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Brockville Museum

Public Programs

The Brockville Museum offers a variety of programs geared to an adult audience throughout the year.  These include workshops, lectures and seminars on a range of topics.

We know you can't visit us right now, so we're bringing our programming to you... virtually!

The Brockville Museum has been working on various online initiatives including our online database, YouTube Channel, and even a Digital Museum.  But over the last week our team has developed a plan for new virtual programming that we hope responds to the demands of these unique and isolating times in a fun and connected way.

Here's what's coming up with links on how you can participate:

Museum from Home - For Kids!: Mondays @ noon on the Facebook Event Page

Each week we'll post a new project for kids to do at home. Each project will highlight our collection and the role of museums and will invite you to share your creation with us and the community!

Museum from Home - for Adults: Wednesdays @ noon on our Facebook Event Page

Each week (while social distancing last, and we're able), we'll post a new challenge. These lighthearted challenges will explore our collection and invite interaction.

"Museum 10 Most": Join us on Instagram March 23-April 3 for our top ten "mosts"

Ever wonder what is the oldest object in our collection, or what about the largest? Well wonder no more! For every day of the week for the next 10 days we'll be posting a “most” from our collection.

Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward: We'll open this much anticipated exhibit virtually on March 31st! (Details will be posted across our social platforms)

Virtual Exhibits: Check out our virtual exhibits online, anytime
Behind-the-scenes and Video Tours: Check out our YouTube Channel for dynamic video content about the museum and our exhibits, new content being added during social distancing

Should social distancing be prolonged, our team is also working on webinar tools that will allow us to deliver some of your favorite programming, like Talk & Tea, remotely.

If there's a topic that interests you, or another way that we can help while we all practice social distancing, let us know:  We're all in this together.

Talk & Tea: Second Thursday of each month:

Enjoy a cup of tea and a treat and learn about Brockville's fascinating social in industrial history in a relaxed and social environment.  Treats are kindly provided by our sponsor The Sweet Life Cafe located at 7 King St. W in downtown Brockville!  The 2nd Thursday of every month! 2 p.m. in the Carriage Hall.  Admission $5 (only $3 for museum members).

Click here for PDF Upcoming Talk and Tea Topics

Caring for your Family Treasures Workshop Series (postponed):   

Hands-on, educational workshops for adults interesting in preserving their heirlooms for future generations!

April 1:  Books and Paper
May 6:  Photos
June 3:  Textiles

Participate in the 3-part series, or just one. Only $25 for the entire series or $10/workshop. First Wednesday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.! 

Heritage Skills Workshops 2020 - Decades Edition: 

The Museum's Heritage Skills Workshops are hands-on learning experiences that allow participants to explore largely forgotten skills and techniques in an informal setting, with museum educator Peggy Hause. 

You will have a chance to explore various pioneer skills that were once common place but that have now virtually disappeared in our modern world.

These workshops will run the last Wednesday of the month, September thru November from 1 – 3 p.m. Purchase the entire series of three for only $40 per person or $15 per person for single programs. The cost includes all supplies and participants will be able to take home the results of their class. Advance registration is required. Please contact Peggy Hause or (613) 342 4397 x 6225 to register.

Annual Adult Lecture Series: February and first week of March 2021

Explore unique topics related to canadian history and culture featuring recognized guest speakers from across Ontario. 

See the February 2020 schedule to see the quality lectures the museum offers 

Haunted Histories Walking Tour - New for Summer 2020 

Join our guides for a unique 90-minute walking tour through Brockville’s past featuring local lore, spooky tales, and some of Brockville’s most interesting history. $10/person advance ticket purchase recommended.