Huron County Museum Event

S.O.A.R. Takeover Invitation
S.O.A. R. Takeover Day
Until December 2, 2018 (Starts at 1:00 PM)

The S.O.A.R. students of the Avon Maitland District School Board are working with the Huron County Museum to create an exhibit of our own, advertise it and create activities to go with it. Our teacher (Mrs. Leney) gave us the opportunity to Takeover the Huron County Museum with the help of Museum staff.

Takeover Day was created by Kids in Museums in the United Kingdom. Takeover Day is a day when kids are given decision-making roles within museums and archives. The Takeover Challenge puts us into real-life positions. We are given roles, working with staff to participate in the life of the museum.

All 28 students from the S.O.A.R. program were divided up into 5 groups.  The groups are Curatorial and Administrations, Programing, Marketing, Archives, and Collections.    Each group is assigned to work with a Museum staff person as our mentor.  We began work on this project on October 3rd and work on it each work at school or at the Museum.

The Marketing team is working on advertisements with posters, calls for sponsorships and getting people to come and visit our exhibit.  Programing is coming up with activity ideas to do on the Takeover Day.  Archives, Collections and Curatorial teams are working with the artifacts, researching, and building the exhibit.

Takeover Day will be on November 17, 2018.  The Museum Takeover day will be presented by kids like us.  The theme of our exhibit is about food from the farm to the table and also has a theme around food then and now.  The exhibit is called “Dinner Back Then.” We are building an exhibit and creating games and activities to do that day. 

The Museum will be taken over by our class and all the teams will do the jobs that the Museum staff would usually do. You are invited to come to the fun and interesting exhibit at the Huron County Museum in Goderich that will open on November 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

Written by the Curatorial Team Students, S.O.A.R.

Invitation by the Marketing Team Students, S.O.A.R.


Huron County Museum, 110 North St., Goderich
Regular Admission Rates