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Takeover Day April 2018

Takeover Day 2018

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, come down to the Glanmore National Historic Site this Saturday, April 7, for the Museum Takeover Day.

Takeover Day is an educational program where the students learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes at the museum and get involved with meaningful projects that will be applied at the museum.

1st person Interpretation at Glanmore

Jade and Lillian have learned about first person interpretation. They will role-play as original resident J.P.C. Phillips and housemaid Eleanor.

During the school year, the students learned about museum work. Staff have mentored them in the areas of exhibit development, visitor engagement and interpretation, event planning and social media and marketing.

On Takeover Day, April 7, the grade 7/8 Student Leadership Class of Queen Elizabeth Public School, will take over operation of the museum with the help of volunteers and museum staff.

Students will be taking visitors on tours of the house, giving out refreshments and doing some first-person interpretation and offering hands-on activities for visitors to enjoy.

Cleaning artifacts in preparation for exhibition.

Students cleaned artifacts that were salvaged from the Dredge Munson Shipwreck. These artifacts will be used in their exhibition.

They will also be unveiling their temporary exhibit about the sinking of the Dredge Munson in April of 1890. The exhibit will feature artifacts salvaged from the shipwreck and underwater photography.

Two of the students will be dressing up as people from Glanmore’s past- original owner John P.C. Phillips and Eleanor Bowden, the live-in maid at Glanmore from 1901 to 1905.

Students have chosen the Gleaners Food Bank and the Quinte Humane Society to benefit from their event.

Admission for the event is free with a donation to Gleaners Foodbank or the Quinte Humane Society, and a 50/50 draw will take place throughout the event.

In a series of videos, the students picked out their favourite artefacts and explain the history behind them. Check them out below.

Cameron’s Artefact pick:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR0JmwyN66Q

Jade’s Artefact pick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiknElf_2bU

Tyler’s Artefact pick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJVpwkZsWG0

Melissa Wakeling has a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. Melissa works as Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, Ontario.