May has arrived! Here's what's happening (virtually) at the Museum.
The Collingwood Museum is excited to celebrate Museum Month!
While the building is temporarily closed, we look forward to connecting with our community and visitors online as we share our local history, heritage and culture.
In 100 years, what do you want the residents of Collingwood to know about the challenges we are facing today and how we are overcoming them?
To ensure these experiences are preserved for the future, the Collingwood Museum has launched a real-time collecting initiative entitled Collecting for Collingwood: COVID-19 for which staff are seeking submissions.
Collingwood residents have a long and impressive history of actively collecting and telling the stories of our community. In good times and bad, residents have documented local and global events that have changed the way we live, work, and play.
Worried about your membership expiring? Staff will be extending all annual memberships to account for the museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19.
If you would like to continue to support the Collingwood Museum while the building remains closed, we are happy to help. Staff will be in contact with all members as their original memberships come due. We certainly miss all of you and trust you are staying safe.
Not a member yet? We’d love to have you onboard! Simply complete this online application and we will contact you to complete the process.
During April, we have been sharing historical tidbits, like the origins of the crescent-shaped rock cairns offshore of the amphitheatre. To learn about this, and more, click here.
What does a British WWII food truck and today's local restaurants have in common?
The Iron Duke mobile canteen attracted a lot of attention when it rolled into Collingwood on July 4, 1941 on its tour promoting the Queen’s Canadian Fund for Air Raid Victims. This famous bomb-scarred delivery truck had survived the 57-day bombing Blitz of London the year before. During the Blitz, the truck brought hot meals to residents and first responders desperately in need of some comfort.
Like the Iron Duke canteen, many of our businesses continue to serve our community during these challenging times. “Local Restaurants Helping You” is an initiative started by Collingwood restaurants to provide complimentary meals to those affected by COVID-19. For more information visit Collingwood Downtown.
To learn more about how you can support our local businesses check out collingwoodcommons.com, Collingwood's newest online community marketplace.
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Have you had a chance to check out RallyPoint? RallyPoint is a one-stop community hub linking you to online classes, workshops, and virtual experiences related to physical activity, well-being, education, culture, music, dance, and much more.