Oil Museum of Canada Event

Mini Models in Isolation
Mini Models in Isolation
Until July 12, 2020

The Oil Museum of Canada challenges you to build a mini model and participate in the free, online event Mini Models in Isolation. The event is now accepting submissions and will be running until July 12, 2020.

Build a model of a spring pole three-pole derrick, a Canada Drilling Rig or jerker line system with pump jack(s) and submit a photo or video of your model for a chance to win a prize.

Get as creative or authentic as you would like when building your model, you can even use materials you find around the house. Models must be completed and submitted no later than Sunday, July 12, 2020. Our expert judges, including Charlie Fairbank of Fairbank Oil Fields, will be selecting our winning models.

If you are looking for inspiration before you get started, drive by the Oil Museum of Canada and the historic Fairbank Oil Fields to see the industrial technology that ushered in the early commercial oil industry in 1858, which is still in use today. The Museum remains closed to the public due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, but you can complete the Oil Heritage District Driving Tour from the comfort of your own vehicle.

How to participate:

  1. Complete your scale model of a spring pole three-pole derrick, Canada drilling rig, or jerker line with pump jack(s).
  2. Email your submission to oil.museum@county-lambton.on.ca using the subject line "OMC Mini Model Submission" no later than July 12, 2020. If your mini model moves, submit a short video instead!
    Along with your photo or video, please include your email address, the name(s) and age(s) of your quaren-team and a description of the building process and the inspiration for your model.

Winners will be notified by email. Prizes include a family membership to the Heritage Sarnia-Lambton museums (a $60 value) and Oil Museum of Canada merchandise.

For more information, visit the Mini Models in Isolation Facebook event.

The Oil Museum of Canada, a National Historic Site, tells the story of Lambton County’s important contributions to the development of the world’s oil industry. Central to the Oil Heritage Conservation District, the museum benefits local residents and visitors by increasing their understanding and appreciation of this unique industrial heritage area.