Breathing Life Into Your Historic Site

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Developing Educational Programming and Tours for your Heritage Group or Institution


The Ontario Historical Society’s fifth webinar in the Strengthening Ontario’s Heritage Network series focused on how to start up educational programs at a museum or cultural heritage site.

A quick explanation: educational programs can include everything from school programs (and all the games included therein!) to public events (such as Doors Open Ontario). They are invaluable tools to help explain and interpret the history of an historic site to visitors, and involve storytelling, lessons, hands-on activities, games, presentations, and more!

Led by veteran museum educator Katherine Belrose, this webinar will give advice and guidance to those groups or institutions who would like to develop and begin offering educational programs at their sites. The webinar will include planning advice, recruitment suggestions, school/visitor outreach tips, and lots of resources!


M. Christine Castle is a consultant, educator, and peer reviewer for museums, galleries, historic sites, government agencies, and professional associations in Canada, the United States, and the U.K. She is also the owner and editor of the monthly e-newsletter, Museum Education Monitor. Follow Christine on Twitter, Facebook, or check out her website.

Katherine Belrose is passionate about recreating forgotten voices of the past, and is a veteran museum educator with years of experience working with audiences of all ages. She has worked as an interpreter at the Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village, and Sharon Temple N.H.S.