The Caledon Museum like all museums everywhere celebrated International Museum day on 18 May 2021 with this year’s theme being “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” the Caledon Museum invited children to take part in a local history hunt, as the children are our future.
In order for the children of today to preserve our history and heritage we must equip them with the knowledge of where they came from what they had, have and could possess by being guardians of an heritage inheritance like non other and natural wealth second to none.
Making Museums part of your children’s childhood will provide them with memorable and immersive learning experiences that will provoke their imagination while offering a unique environment that equips them with a strong foundation for intellectual growth and development, as well as creativity and critical thinking.
Through hands-on play, children have the ability to take ownership of their own learning and explore their own curiosity. The glimpses of history and different times the exhibitions of the Caledon Museum provides will open their eyes to new ideas for the future and different perspectives on how to make it more sustainable, this makes a museum the perfect place for children to explore, inquire, see new things and ways to make life better.
These were a few of the reasons why the Caledon Museum chose to invite children of all classes and backgrounds to take part in a local history hunt through the museum and it’s grounds to come up with new and innovative solutions for the social and environmental challenges of the present, to reconnect the relationship bonds with the community they serve and who’s heritage they guard.
Parents and Grandparents come on and bring your children and theirs and spend family time together while sharing conversations about favorite objects and materials, family stories and all the historical events in between.
By: M.R.Sauls – Caledon Museum