Museum launches fun new interactive exhibit

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The Simcoe County Museum is launching a fun and interactive community exhibit to bring some happiness to families across Simcoe County.

The exhibit, called a Little Ray of Sunshine, features a new character called Little Ray of Sunshine that can be displayed at businesses, schools, and your own home.

The character features a sun-shaped head and is wearing a Simcoe County Museum T-shirt.

“We were thinking of how much this pandemic has affected us at the museum and how we could bring a smile to faces across the County – that’s when Little Ray was born,” said Kelly Swift Jones, Simcoe County Museum Curator. “We have been missing the opportunity to share our exhibits with visitors and thought this was a great way to bring the museum into Simcoe County homes and communities.”

The Little Ray of Sunshine window ‘clings’ are being distributed to a number of local businesses and partner organizations as well as libraries, County offices, and long-term care homes to be displayed in windows.

Local residents are encouraged to take a photo each time they see Little Ray and upload them to social media using the hashtag #LittleRay and/or #WheresLittleRayTo-day.

You can also download a kit, available at museum.simcoe.ca, and make your very own Little Ray and upload a photo to social media.

Weekly draws will be held using the social media hashtags for prizes across the County.

Community members are encouraged to download a Little Ray of Sunshine kit from the website which has activity sheets, bookmarks, and more activities on Little Ray.

A virtual exhibit highlighting Little Ray’s adventures in the County will be shared and promoted throughout the month and will be shared on the Museum’s website and social media channels.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times

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