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Bruce County MuseumThis summer the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre marks 65 years of exploring the history of Bruce County, natural heritage, arts and culture.

Come join the celebration with a virtual journey through the County with fun activity pages that will be posted weekly at brucemuseum.ca, beginning July 1 followed by new pages each Tuesday through to the end of August. Each week features a different Bruce County municipality and interesting activity related to the history of that area. You are invited to print off the pages and enjoy the activities. In addition, follow the posts on Facebook to participate in weekly contests with a draw for two free Museum passes and a grand prize gift shop basket at the end of summer. Passes have no expiry, so you can visit us when BCM&CC reopens or at your convenience. If you are not a Facebook user, simply email your completed page to [email protected] to enter. Children can also earn a Beanstack Badge by completing five or more activities. To learn more and register for this program visit Bruce County Public Library.

bruce museumThe BCM&CC’s history dates to 1952, when the idea of a museum was suggested by Mrs. W.G. McKenzie of Lucknow. From her suggestion, the Bruce County Museum was born. A museum committee, strongly supported by the various branches of the Women’s Institute, and headed by Dr. J.F. Morton, consisted of people from all parts of Bruce County. The Committee worked hard to secure the former public school in Southampton. The original 1878 Southampton school became the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre opening on July 1, 1955. With overwhelming support from all over Bruce County, the new museum was flooded with donated articles; this strong support continues today. Over the years the Museum has seen many changes including the addition of the 1850 settler’s cabin, the 1875 log schoolhouse, the 1970s Krug Wing, and the 2005 expansion.

The BCM&CC is grateful to their members, volunteers, donors, sponsors, visitors, and supporters throughout the years and today.

source: media release, Bruce County Museum

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