Trying to think of something to do over the summer holiday? Discover new things and learn about our community at the Markham Museum summer exhibits.
This summer, the Markham Museum will have exhibits and programs that will largely focus on agriculture and food in Canada. Through a program called Growing Innovation, visitors can analyze how food is developed in science and agriculture industries. Visitors will also discover unique ways to improve the growth of food.
“Our exhibition program is based on trying to appeal to a broad market of family and community-based audiences with different interests. The temporary show program is constantly changing, and on a single day, we always try to have something for everybody,” said Janet Reid, curator of Markham Museum.
This year, Markham Museum has also collaborated with Unionville High School to launch their new Honey House exhibition. In this interactive exhibit, visitors will learn about the roles that bees and pollinators have in our environment.
Back for its third year, visitors can expect to see From the Ground Up again this summer. This exhibit focuses on the history of both the Markham Museum and the history of Markham. Visitors will be able to learn about the community by looking at the archaeology and the industrial history of our city.
For their second featured summer exhibition, Markham Museum is bringing you a project all the way from the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum in Sherbrooke, Que. In this exhibition called True or False, players will have to decide whether the facts or principles they are presented with are true or false. This exhibit covers themes of science, nutrition and food, but Markham Museum will be adding their own twist by testing players with fun facts about Markham.
Another summer exhibition you can look forward to this year is Guys’ Dolls. This exhibition features a project that takes visitors back a couple decades through a complete collection of the 1960s Ken dolls. Not only does this collection include hundreds of the original figures, but all the fashion and accessories of the 60s Ken dolls will be on display through vignettes and dioramas.
“We have lots of variety in what we have to offer. I think we have great experiences that you can enjoy with your friends and family if you come out and visit,” said Reid. “There’s things you can enjoy regardless of what age you are.”
The summer exhibits opened in May and will be running until October. For information and details on the exhibits visit www.markhammuseum.ca.