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Goulbourn Museum

The Goulbourn Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of the former Goulbourn Township.

With a nation-wide shutdown and Museum closure announced just days before our 2020 March Break Camp, staff quickly adapted and launched our inaugural virtual program, an online exhibit-creation competition.  Staff continued to collaborate closely to deliver a robust slate of COVID-friendly programming.  Adult audiences attended a four-part virtual lecture series and remote movie screening.  Families with children enjoyed five take-home craft kits and an 8-week, web-facilitated summer camp.  Three virtual collections tours gave the public a behind-the-scenes look at our artefacts.

To cap off the year, the Museum hosted a Virtual Holiday Market and outdoor photos with Santa.  The challenges of remote work were considerable—especially for team members with children and new hires who had never seen the Museum in-person.  The team persevered by focussing on one goal:  to act as a pillar of support and engagement for the local community.

Photo:  The winning entry from the Hambly family for the “My Family Is…” exhibit contest, Goulbourn Museum.  Photo: © Goulbourn Museum, 2020.