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Thanks to funding from the Dougher Community Fund, the Dundas Museum and Archives is pleased to offer free programming to Dundas seniors! Call or email us today to book your program!
All Programs have a running time of approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and can be delivered in retirement homes, community centers, or at the fully accessible Dundas Museum!
In this program, we will explore the connections between tactile objects and memory. Can an image, a smell, a texture bring back memories? Each object has its own stories, but what stories do the individuals have to tell? The workshop will be focusing on the stories and objects of Dundas and Canada.
In this program, we will use the long history of the industries and trades within the town of Dundas, as the main focus of the crafting activities. Participants can choose between tin punch lanterns, corn husk dolls, and other crafts for their experience. The program will include the story of Dundas, and how the trades affected the prosperity of the valley town.
High Tea, Please?
Although tea has often been seen as a simple leisurely act, it has a wide history on its use through the ages, and every class of people have come to enjoy the benefits. This workshop provides participants with the history of afternoon tea and their own ‘Tea Time’ experience.
What does your garden grow?
The purpose of the garden therapy program is to create a calm, relaxing, and productive space for the participants. Depending on the time of year, participants will be able to engage in activities such as outdoor gardening (at the museum), decorating and planting their own pots, making decoupage flower boxes, and creating dried/pressed flower cards.
Dundas Street View
The walking tour of Dundas, available for both outdoor and indoor routes, uses the latest technology from Google Maps and the history stored at the Dundas Museum & Archives to provide participants with information on the historic buildings of Dundas. The Walking tour can either take place at the Museum, or at the residence, depending on the projector availability. Each section of the tour stops at a historic building or site in town and discusses the story behind them.
Painting the town
Dundas has long been a picturesque town in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment. With participants of this program either visiting the Museum or staying in their own residence, large format photos will be provided for recreations in acrylic or watercolour paints.
Funding for this project is provided by the Dougher Community Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation