Teach Point Ellice House: Accessible Online Resources for Educators

Jeannine Worthing, Visitor Experience and Programming Coordinator Restrictions on in-person interactions since March 2020 have resulted in a paradigm shift for many GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums). Public programming has generally been built around the idea that interaction with the public will be in-person – chatting with a visitor, showing off pieces from your collection in an exhibition, or welcoming a teacher and their class into your space. Pivoting existing programming to an online or virtual format was a challenge for many GLAM institutions, including Point Ellice House. Our efforts to bring stories from our feature exhibit online…...Continue reading

What in the World is a Celery Vase?

Jeannine Worthing, Visitor Services Coordinator Among the many projects we have on the go at Point Ellice House, we are working on developing educational programming based on the BC Social Studies curriculum. One program we are excited about aims to teach classes about the history of food production and preparation by the O’Reilly family at Point Ellice House. This program will tie in with the work being done on the property’s South Garden, a multi-year project which aims to rehabilitate the kitchen garden and the orchard, as well as several other historical characteristics of the site. While searching the collection…...Continue reading

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