Kincardine residents are invited to explore the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre free of charge on Aug. 12.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all Kincardine residents and ratepayers will receive free admission as part of the first of two Kincardine Community Days.
Currently on display are the museum’s summer exhibits Teens: Creative Minds and Escarpment Roots: The Land, The People, The Story. Both run until Sept. 4.
Teens: Creative Minds explores the brains of young people, while shining a light on their creative drive by showcasing the work of 11 teenagers from across Canada who have taken the path of innovation with the aim of changing the world.
Presented in partnership with the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists, Escarpment Roots: The Land, The People, The Story is a juried show celebrating art inspired by the Niagara Escarpment with all forms of painting, photography, mixed media wall art, and 3D art.
Among the many permanent exhibits, visitors can view a hands-on model train display featuring realistic dioramas of Mildmay, Walkerton, Paisley, Port Elgin, and Southampton, as well as take part in a virtual experience aboard a replica of a War of 1812 battleship simulating travel through a storm.
Visitors of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre can take part in a virtual experience aboard a replica of a War of 1812 battleship simulating travel through a storm. Supplied photo jpg, KC, apsmc
The Anishnaabwe Endaat Gallery is also on permanent display. Created in collaboration with Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, the exhibit examines the past and future of local Anishnaabwe peoples.
In the museum’s backyard, visitors can explore the one-room schoolhouse and look out over Fairy Lake. The range light from the Stoke’s Bay lighthouse and a potash kettle are also on display.
Residents who are interested in attending are asked to register at brucemuseum.ca or show proof of residency at time of entry.
Kincardine Community Days are in recognition of the Municipality of Kincardine’s support of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre’s plans to expand its archives.
A second Kincardine Community Day is scheduled for Oct. 21.
Located in Southampton, the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre offers adult and children’s programming and special events, and is the home of the Bruce County archives and research room.