May is Museum Month is a program from the Ontario Museum Association and celebrated by Ontario’s 700+ museums, galleries, and heritage sites. It is an opportunity to celebrate the vital contributions of museums to the recovery and rebuilding of Ontario and to kick off 2023’s summer tourism season!
May is Museum Month coincides with International Museum Day on May 18th. With this year’s theme of “Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing”, the OMA wants to encourage all Ontarians to come together and realize the full transformative potential that museums have for sustainable development and wellbeing.
From the OMA, “Museums are key contributors to the well-being and to the sustainable development of our communities. As trusted institutions and important threads in our shared social fabric, they are uniquely placed to create a cascading effect to foster positive change. There are many ways in which museums can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: from supporting climate action and fostering inclusivity to tackling social isolation and improving mental health.”
The Woodland Cultural Centre staff work tirelessly to bring you new and exciting programs, events, and exhibitions centered on a Hodinohsho:ni worldview, celebrating, and sharing Indigenous cultures, languages and art. Museums across the world have had a challenging 3 years due to the global pandemic and we are focused on growing and evolving what WCC is and our connection to the community. We are hoping you are able to support WCC this May because we wouldn’t be able to do this work without you! Here are some ways you can support:
- Visit our museum and galleries
- Join an in-person or virtual event we host
- Make a purchase from of gift shop to support local, Indigenous vendors
- Like, comment, or share our posts on social media
- Book an educational tour with us for your school or organization
- Make a donation to the Centre or one of our departments
Nya:węh go:wah for your support! Share some appreciation for museums and WCC in the comments of our social media posts, or make a donation today to support each of the departments in their work to revitalize and celebrate Hodinohsho:ni culture.