The Vankleek Hill Museum is now open Wednesday thru Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., as part of Step 3 in the pandemic reopening plan for Ontario.
Summer staff – Natalia LaRosa and Sophie Lauzon of Vankleek Hill – are on hand to greet visitors. Both enjoy helping family researchers find their Vankleek Hill roots.
Scenes of Vankleek Hill from rare historic postcards is a main attraction at the museum. There is also a textile exhibit with a woven linen cover from the late 1700s – made in preparation for immigration to Canada.
The Vankleek Hill Museum’s exhibit of Indigenous Works is under development, and several artifacts from the museum collection are on view. As part of the museum’s effort to initiate dialogue and foster understanding, a notebook invites visitors to leave the message they want the exhibit to portray.
Because of the museum size, visitor capacity is restricted to three persons at a time, and distancing is a must. If you and your family self-identify as a personal ‘bubble’, your bubble may enter together.
Masking is mandatory; hand sanitizer is provided on entry, and sign-in is required.
Staff at the museum are looking forward to meeting the public and are encouraging everyone to follow through with vaccinations.
More information on the Vankleek Hill Museum can be obtained by sending an email to the museum at [email protected]. You can also call the museum by phone at 613-678-2323.