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The MMC Program’s Mini-Exhibit Open House is now open! It is running today (December 16th) and tomorrow (December 17th) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The students in the Museum Management and Curatorship Program at Fleming curated these mini-exhibits. They feature artifacts from the Peterborough Museum and Archives’ Collection. 20151215_114128

MMC Mini Exhibit Open House

MMC Mini Exhibit Open House

My mini-exhibit, Onwards to Canada, features a Barnardo Children’s Trunk. In 1923, it was given to a Barnardo Home Child, Lottie Helen Heald, when she was sent to Canada. She was 13 years old.

Onwards to Canada

Onwards to Canada

The panel features information about Dr. Barnardo, the Home Child Emigration Movement, the trunks the home children received, and details about the life of Lottie Helen Heald.

Onwards to Canada Panel © Lindsay Kernohan

Onwards to Canada Panel © Lindsay Kernohan

The trunk is set up to display objects from the time period that would have been packed in the trunk – including a bible, a hymn book, a dress, an apron, towels, and handkerchiefs.

Inside view of Trunk- Set up to show the items that would have been packed in it

Inside view of Trunk, Displaying items that would have been packed in it

This mini-exhibit teaches visitors about the Home Children, and asks them to reflect on the concept of being sent to a brand new country. If you were about to leave home for a strange, new land, what is the one object you would bring with you?

The Author, Lindsay Kernohan, with her mini-exhibit, Onwards to Canada

The Author, Lindsay Kernohan, with her mini-exhibit, Onwards to Canada

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