109 Norfolk St. S. Simcoe, ON N3Y 2W3 - (519)426-1583

Programs for Grades 6, 7 and 8

Victorian Life Tour: Tour the Mulkins-Donly House and learn about daily life in the Victorian period and life in Norfolk County. The Mulkins family built the house in 1845. They owned a general store and were the postmasters for Simcoe. Visit the home to see how they lived and what conveniences they had and compare this to the technology and advances of today.

Curator 101: Learn artifact handling and care, why museums preserve artifacts, and what we can learn about the past from these tangible examples of daily life. This session includes hands-on "guess the artifact" interaction.

Primary Sources: Tour the Archives and search Norfolk County primary sources to find out about daily life, Norfolk's take on national and international news, and land settlement patterns. Our photograph collection includes portraits, events, town scenes, and local houses. We have maps of Norfolk County including the 1877 Norfolk County Atlas. We have in hard copy and on microfilm the British Canadian newspaper (1874-1926) and the Simcoe Reformer (1860-1970). Your students will learn to use these primary sources to find out about life in Norfolk and Canada during the era.

Education programs at the museum cost $3 per student. Programs can be adapted to be conducted in the classroom. Please contact Helen Bartens, Curator, at 519-426-1583 or [email protected] for more information or to discuss how a museum visit or the museum's resources can be used to supplement your lessons.