May 4 & 5, 2018
ATTENTION ~ GRADE 4 to 10 Teachers REGISTER YOUR CLASS this fall for the Heritage Fair!
- present their history projects to a team of judges
- attend the opening ceremony
- take part in special workshops, activities and a field trip to the McLean Mill National Historic Site on board the N0.7 Steam Locomotive.
- present their projects to the public
- attend the closing awards ceremony
- every student will receive a certificate and participation package and attend a special student luncheon
THE HERITAGE FAIR PROGRAM IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:
|ALBERNI VALLEY LIONS||VAL HUGHES MEMORIAL FUND|
|BC HERITAGE FAIR SOCIETY||QUALITY FOODS|
|ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS|
CITY OF PORT ALBERNI
The Alberni Valley Museum offers a variety of school programs for Kindergarten through Grade Twelve classes. Interactive and engaging programs are offered at two sites: the Museum and the Maritime Discovery Centre. Opportunities to discover Port Alberni and Provincial History, from First Nations Culture and Pioneer experiences to Forestry and Maritime heritage our programs address many of the prescribed learning outcomes of the Social Studies Curriculum. The Beta Sigma Phi Legacy Fund connects our students with the museum by providing the funds to cover the program fee for all Port Alberni School classes attending museum programs. In recognition of the sorority’s 60th Anniversary local chapters formed this legacy fund to enable Port Alberni youth to learn about their history and heritage.
Programs are available throughout the school year starting October 23 and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.There is a $50 fee for out of district schools and groups.
Local History Study: Grades 8 to 12 A multi visit program that allows your students an opportunity to utilize the research resources of the Museum and Archives and discover some of the history of the Alberni Valley.
SEASONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS
On the Home Front: Grades 7-12
Available November 1 to May 25, 2018
In conjunction with our new Home Front exhibit your class will have the opportunity to explore the exhibit as well as take part in discussion and activities that will examine the effects of the war on the people left behind at home. Topics will include: Japanese Internment, Home Guard Militia, Women in the Work Force, Rationing, children and the war effort.
A Pioneer Christmas: Grades K-3
Available November 28 to December 22, 2017
A fun and active programme that introduces the concepts of history, the past and community to young students through a familiar theme-Christmas. Students will discover what home life and Christmas would be like in the 1890's. They will step back int time and experience old fashioned storytelling and craft making and more through this very special Christmas programme that takes place at the Museum.