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Markham Museum reopens, offers summer camps

After being closed for more than two years due to COVID-19, the Markham Museum is reopening to the public and will be offering in-person summer camps. It will also be available for rentals to the public for weddings and other events.

“Museums play an important role in our communities, helping build a sense of collective belonging, while providing a way to learn and experience our history,” says Chris Rickett, Director, Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship, City of Markham. “Our team at the Markham Museum is looking forward to welcoming everyone back so that we can continue to build Markham stories together.”

Some of the Summer camp programs include Future Engineers, Superhero Science and Pottery Camp. Visit markham.ca/MuseumCamps to register for programs.

In advance of its reopening on May 4, the Museum has implemented health and safety measures that include touchless washroom facilities, increased sanitation stations in the galleries and in locations where there are hands-on activities, as well as regular sanitation of gallery interactives. In keeping with provincial guidelines on face masks, visitors aren’t required to wear a mask but following public health guidelines is strongly encouraged and anyone who wishes to wear a mask may continue to do so.

“Museum staff are excited to welcome visitors back,” says Museum Manager Cathy Molloy. “We are looking forward to opening our galleries, providing site tours, and hosting private and public events. We have missed you!” Due to the closure of Markham Museum during the pandemic, Museum memberships have been extended until May 4, 2023. Contact the Museum if you have any questions about your membership.

Photo courtesy of the Markham Museum.

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