Celebrate Museum Month this May


Warden Basil Clarke has proclaimed May as Museum Month, an opportunity to celebrate the vital role museums have in honouring our collective heritage, while offering a great way to discover the unique history of our region.

“Museums preserve and exhibit our cultural, artistic, historical and scientific history, helping to teach, inspire and connect communities. With so many things to see and do, this Museum Month is the perfect time for residents to visit the Simcoe County Museum and local museums across the region.”

Warden Basil Clarke

Founded in 1930, the Simcoe County Museum is home to more than 30,000 artifacts, along with 16 heritage and display buildings, and a host of exhibits, programs and activities, including:

  • Museum Mini Explorers – An interactive program with games and activities specially designed for toddlers and caregivers. Take a unique adventure and discover new parts of the museum with your little one each time you visit. Pre-registration is required. Runs until the last week of June
  • Wheels and Tracks – In partnership with the Historical Construction Equipment Association of Canada, this event brings antique construction equipment to life with working demonstrations of bulldozers, steam rollers, crushers, cranes and more! This event is scheduled for June 10 and 11 this year

For more information, follow, like, and share the Simcoe County Museum on Facebook (@simcoecountymuseum) and Twitter (@simcoecountyMUS).

About Museum Month

May is Museum Month is a program of the Ontario Museum Association and celebrated by Ontario’s 700+ museums, galleries, and heritage sites. It is an opportunity to celebrate the vital contributions of museums to the recovery and rebuilding of Ontario and to kick-off 2023’s summer tourism season. It also coincides with International Museum Day on May 18. 

About the Simcoe County Museum

Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year-round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at museum.simcoe.ca for further details. 

About the County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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