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museum month1Have you visited the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre lately? You should plan a visit during the month of May, which is Museum Month. With two new exhibits opening, and programs for all ages, it’s a great time to explore! The BCM&CC is a place that provides an abundance of interactive stories told through exhibits and programs, a place for social gatherings, and a community and cultural hub.

The galleries are filled with interactive and engaging exhibits that tell the story of Bruce County, along with temporary exhibitions and art shows. “Open Doorways” is an art installation that explores mental health through the art of storytelling and visual imagery. Opening on May 6, this exhibit was created by Melissa Comyn, Mother, Registered Nurse and Artist, and her husband John, who has a passion for photography. Throughout the exhibition, individuals share their mental health journeys through the photography lens and written word. Visitors may gain a better perspective of how someone may feel and learn more about the mental health system and the resources available to help individuals along their journey. “Open Doorways” is proudly presented by Community Foundation Grey Bruce and Saugeen Shores Community fun, this exhibition will be open from May 6 until June 2.museum month2

On May 10, join wine expert Lynda Fletcher as she leads an evening of fine wines and food pairings provided by Walker Catering. This event is a sell-out each year; don’t be disappointed call today to get your tickets. The 11th Annual Wine Tasting is proudly presented by Christy Kelly of IG Wealth Management.

Springtime is about getting outside and what better way with our “Eco Explorers” program, which engages children aged 7 to 12 in learning about the environment through activities about a variety of environment topics ranging from animals to recycling, waterways to soil, and everything in between. This year MacGregor Point Provincial Park staff are joining the program on May 4 to explore the first signs of spring outdoors. Then on May 31, which is also a PA Day, there is a full-day bus trip to Clinton Conversation Area where participants will get up close with the wildlife and ecosystems of this area with the help of Ausauble Bayfield Conservation staff. The “Eco Explorers” program is proudly presented by Ontario Power Generation.

Everyone loves a celebration, bring your whole family to experience the “Kids Celebrate!” exhibit that is opening May 16. Children especially enjoy festivities and will love this interactive exhibit featuring twelve special occasions across the four seasons including seasonal and cultural celebrations. With hands-on activities, visitors will appreciate the decoration, foods, music, and games that make each holiday special. This exhibit celebrates the traditions of diverse cultures and shared connections we have in Canada. “Kids Celebrate!” is a travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History and is proudly presented by Ontario Power Generation and 101.7 The One.

With so many diverse exhibits, programs and events happening during the month of May, let them spark an interest in you about your home and unlock a sense of curiosity for culture and art with your whole family. The BCM&CC is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on exhibits, programs and events visit www.brucemuseum.ca.

source: media release, Bruce County Museum

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