In May, take in a museum or two

(Canscene) — The following release from the Ontario Museum Association is a fitting reminder of the cultural riches museums offer throughout Ontario:For the seventh season, the Ontario Museum Association expands on the concept of International Museum Day – May 18 – by declaring the entire month of May to be May is Museum Month. Throughout the province, the public can experience hundreds of hands-on activities and workshops, lectures, concerts and free events. For a complete listing of all May is Museum Month activities, discounts, e-coupons and photo album, visit the website at www.museumsontario.com or call 1-800-ONTARIO.

Ontario’s 600-plus museums, historic sites and art galleries cover a fascinating range of subjects and collections, ranging from agriculture to medicine, shoes to cheese, broadcasting to mining, sports to science and many, many more. All of them, in their unique ways, tell the stories of the people who built this province: our heroes (at the Billy Bishop Heritage Museum in Owen Sound and the Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site [NHS] in Gravenhurst), inventors (at the Banting NHS in London and the Bell Homestead NHS in Brantford), pioneers (at living heritage museums like the Black Creek, Fanshawe and Doon Heritage Crossroads pioneer villages), industrialists (at Sir Harry Oakes Chateau in Kirkland Lake) and First Nations forebears (at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and Joseph Brant Museum in Burlington).

This May, discover this province’s unusual collections and learn from experts. Satisfy your curiosity. Let yourself be moved, surprised and delighted. And prepare to have a whole lot of fun with friends and family!
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