March 2 – May 31
The Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) selected 12 remarkable individuals from the hundreds of Canadians that have acted as a voice for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and advocated for equal rights and freedoms. This exhibition celebrates the lives and work of these 12 individuals. Although known acts of injustice experienced by Canada’s 2SLGBTQIA+ people go as far as the 1600s, there is much to be unearthed and shared. CCGSD’s goal is to showcase these struggles, protests and injustice that have happened within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Canada and add these missing chapters into our history. Proudly presented by Bruce Power
Earth’s Climate in the Balance
New Permanent Exhibit Digital Resource
Opened March 2
The Earth has experienced 4.6 Billion years of climate change. But what is climate? How has it changed in the past? What are the scientific facts behind global warming? Are we in the midst of the sixth greatest extinction in the history of life? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this newly digitized and enhanced exhibit resource which examines the big picture on climate change with an informative and approachable treatment of some of our most pressing and current concerns. Proudly presented by Ontario Power Generation
Museum in a Box
Tired of finding new activities for the kids? Look no further-we have you covered with Museum in a Box! Travel through the Museum’s exhibits from the comfort of your own home with these hands-on activity kits, challenges, and videos! Check out brucemuseum.ca for monthly themes and order a subscription for the year – supplies are limited!
Annual Subscriptions available until April 1, One box per month all year (excluding September) for a total of 10 boxes.
Proudly presented by Bruce Power
March 11, March 25, April 8, May 13, May 27 and June 10
10AM- 11 AM
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to bring your favourite preschooler to this fun program designed especially for them! Play, bond and learn through fun activities based on the Museum’s exhibits. Come to all the sessions or choose from your child’s favourite activities. This is a great way to get out of the house and meet other families with munchkins! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Recommended ages to participate are 18 months to 4 years, but all are welcome.
*dates subject to change, please see www.brucemuseum.ca for monthly themes.
Virtual Adventure Talks
10:30AM – 11:30 AM
Traveling near and far, these explorers have been on trips of a lifetime and are excited to share their journey, stories, and photographs with you. Please join us in this three-part series to learn about some of the world’s most wonderful places. Individual and series tickets available. Please see brucemuseum.ca for more details.
All Kinds of Loyalists
Monday March 8 (Zoom Webinar)
During the American Revolutionary War, approximately 35% of the population of the Thirteen Colonies were loyal to King George lll of Great Britain. Was your ancestor one of them? If your ancestor sided with the British, he/she was branded Tory and faced expulsion from the newly formed United States of America at the conclusion of the war. Join the Bruce County Genealogical Society as speaker Kathryn Lake Hogan, the past Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, shares tips and strategies for researching your Loyalist ancestor. To register please email the Bruce County Genealogical Society: BCGSwebinars@gmail.com
10 AM – 12 PM.
Back by popular demand, it’s an EGG-citing morning at the Museum! Join us for Easter egg hunting in the exhibits, egg decorating, activities, and crafts. This program is designed for ages 4-8.
Pre-payment and pre-registration required.
Photographs & Photography at the Archives: A virtual presentation with live Q&A
April 6, 2PM, Facebook Live
Explore the history of photography within BCM&CC’s archival collection during Archives Awareness Week! From cyanotypes, tintypes, and cabinet cards to 35mm and sheet negatives, you’ll witness the evolution of photography and learn how the Archives preserves and makes accessible fascinating images from across Bruce County. A live Q&A will follow the recorded presentation on Facebook Live. The presentation will be available to view on YouTube afterwards. Proudly presented by the Bruce County Historical Society
Research in Eastern Europe
Monday April 12 (Zoom Webinar)
Join the Bruce County Genealogical Society as they present speaker John Kaminski, former director of the Township of Bruce Historical Society and editor of the book “Glammis Then and Now”. Currently working on his own genealogy, centered in eastern Europe, John is a webmaster for German Galician Descendants which deals with the province of Galicia in the former Austrian-Hungarian Empire, where his ancestors come from. topics will include keepers of vital statistic records, locations of genealogical records, village name changes and border changes, Family Search resources, and much, much more. Even if you don’t have ancestors in Eastern Europe, his talk will help you learn about how to use familysearch.org to research in different areas in the world.
To register please email the Bruce County Genealogical Society: BCGSwebinars@gmail.com
Spring Break Family Fun Days
10 AM-12 PM & 1 PM-4:30 PM
We have you covered this Spring Break, so there will be no excuse for boredom! Bring the family out to explore our exhibits and participate in different daily activities. The week will feature presentations, pre-portioned crafts, and activities, along with daily movies on the big screen! Please note that space is limited in the theatre for presentations, tickets will be handed out first come, first served. Visit brucemuseum.ca for the full schedule. If required, this program will be hosted virtually.
Members Free General Admission applies
Proudly presented by Judy Rich Barrister & Solicitor and Southampton Rotary
Spring Break KidZone Discovery Day Camp
Children are invited to explore, create, and have fun at the Museum! It’s a week of games, arts and crafts, experiments, special guests, time in the exhibits and fun outdoors. Register early to avoid disappointment! This program is designed for ages 5-12.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
Proudly presented by Bruce Power