The Museum of Dufferin has once again opened its doors to the public after a year and a-half of being closed.
The museum first had to shut the doors back in March 2020, when the pandemic made it clear the public spaces had to shut down.
Staff at the museum shifted to an on-line style format to keep the Museum operating and keep the public informed of what was going on. They held several digital exhibits that actually proved to be very popular.
However, visiting on-line just isn’t the same as going to the Museum and seeing the displays and artefacts in person.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome back our community,” said Nanci Malek, Marketing and Events Coordinator for the MOD. “It seems like forever that we haven’t been there for them but now the doors are open. Being online is good, but it also takes away that one-on-one experience, which we value. For people to be able to come in and see the artifacts in-person, and share in the events, that’s what we work hard for. We have a brand-new Main Exhibit in place, called Through the Looking Glass.”
The new exhibit explores topics that have been on the mind of the growing and changing Dufferin community including the environment, communication and mental wellness.
Within teach topic, historic events are compared to modern day equivalents.
“The exhibit case resembles a magnifying glass, blocking out visual distractions, providing you with an opportunity get up-close to rare artifacts and archival documents,” Ms. Malek explained. “As you explore, take a moment to reflect on what speaks to you? What questions do you have? And what do you think the future holds? We welcome our community to visit us and journey through this thought-provoking exhibit.”
The MOD has a number of events coming up including the annual Holiday Treasures Arts & Crafts Show that will be on from December 1 – 12. The
Museum is now open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times