Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk
Cornwall, Ontario – Get ready for an exciting Victoria Day weekend event as the Cornwall Community Museum opens its doors for a special season launch celebration. On Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, the museum invites families from near and far to join in the fun at Lamoureux Park.
The festivities kick off outside the museum, where an Information Booth will provide visitors with fascinating insights into the city’s rich history and the surrounding area. Guests can test their knowledge and try their luck at “Guessing the Artifact” by correctly identifying historical objects on display. It’s a perfect opportunity for history enthusiasts and curious minds to engage with the past.
Youth will have their own set of exciting activities tailored just for them. The Cornwall Community Museum ensures that kids will have a blast while discovering the intriguing stories of their hometown.
Adding a touch of historical flair to the festivities, Cornwall’s esteemed Town Criers will attend, lending an air of authenticity and charm to the event. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the tradition of town criers firsthand as they showcase their unique vocal talents and regale the crowd with announcements and proclamations.
The excitement doesn’t end outside, as the museum itself beckons visitors to explore the captivating exhibits within. Take a journey through time and delve into the remarkable history of Cornwall. Uncover the stories and events that shaped the city, and catch the new exhibit highlighting Cornwall’s intriguing relationship with the Crown.
Brent Whitford, Senior Curator and Administrator at Cornwall Community Museum expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event, stating, “We wish to open the museum to everyone, young families in particular, so that we may together learn about and celebrate the history of Cornwall and SDG.”
The Launch will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ensuring ample time for attendees to immerse themselves in the wealth of knowledge and entertainment available at Lamoureux Park. Whether you’re a history aficionado, a curious visitor, or simply looking for a fun-filled weekend activity, this event promises to be a highlight of the Victoria Day celebrations.
Therefore, join the Cornwall Community Museum at Lamoureux Park for a memorable and educational experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with the past and celebrate the rich heritage of Cornwall.
For more information about the event and the Cornwall Community Museum, visit their Facebook page.