We’re excited to work with a variety of local businesses and organizations to tell the story of the Haliburton area. Our mobile museum regularly appears at events such as Trash and Treasures, Midnight Madness, Colourfest and the Haliburton Home and Cottage Show. We also work with and are supported by our local newspapers, the Haliburton Echo and The Highlander, as well as our local radio stations, Canoe FM and Moose CFZN.
We work extensively with the Municipal Recreation Program to provide programs which help people of all ages to get and stay active while learning about local history and culture. We’re also excited to be collaborating on a project entitled “Dysart et al…Dreams, Decades, Discovery…” which has received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors program. This program will foster intergenerational dialogue and while promoting healthy active living and the sharing of traditional knowledge.
Additionally, we’re working with the Rails End Gallery and artist Elinor Whidden on the creation of an exhibition entitled “Hand Made/Hand Held” which will open this August. In this show, Whidden’s work will juxtapose our modern throwaway society against the labours of early settlers to the Haliburton area.
In addition to housing wonderful artifacts and presenting fantastic programming, the museum seeks to be a community hub for various local groups. The Haliburton County Folk Society holds an open stage at the museum on the third Saturday of each month, as well as occasional concerts. The Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists also host monthly talks with exciting guest speakers. Other groups to use our upper gallery as a venue include the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust and a local watercolour painting group which meets weekly.