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Museum Virtual Resources

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Woodstock Museum Virtual Resources

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Stay connected with the Woodstock Museum at home! Enjoy a fun activity, learn more about local history and explore the Museum's collection online.

Family-Friendly Activities

Looking for something fun to do as a family or on your own? Click on the links below to enjoy some fun Museum-related activities:

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Gather your social circle and head out for a look into Woodstock’s past with a self-guided walking tour! 

Click here to view tour routes and maps.

Virtual Exhibits

Experience the Woodstock Museum from home with our new virtual exhibits:

  • From Soldier to Civilian: Oxford's Own Goes to War
  • Defined Under Pressure: A History of the Woodstock Fire Department
  • The History of Agriculture in Oxford County
  • Made in Woodstock: Explore Woodstock's Industrial Past

Click here to view the exhibits. 

Collection Portal

The Woodstock Museum's entire collection is available for searching and research online. Click here to explore the Collection Portal.


Educational Resources 

We are adapting some of our popular school programs for teachers and students to use at home!

Simple Machines

Based on our Simply Mechanical program, this unit introduces students to the mechanical advantages of the wedge, lever, pulley, wheel, screw and inclined plane. Click on the links below to download or view the resources:

Teacher Testimonial:

“I just wanted to say thank you and that I love the crafty car video you made - will definitely be sharing it with my students as an extension of their learning in Science!” 

— Allison

Mayor for a Day

Inspired by our Mayor for a Day school program, this civics unit introduces students to the municipal government system and explains the process of electing government representatives, including mayor and council. Click on the links below to download or view the resources:


Writing COVID-19 History

The Woodstock Museum and Oxford County Archives have partnered to collect stories of everyday life during the pandemic for future generations of historians.

Woodstock and Oxford County residents of all ages are invited to share their written accounts, artwork, photographs or video recordings of their experiences during this time of self-isolation and physical distancing.

Some of the experiences we hope to document include:

  • Shopping conditions and how they changed over time
  • Financial challenges
  • Feelings caused by the outbreak and thoughts about social distancing
  • Keeping children occupied during self-isolation
  • What new or newly rediscovered hobbies or crafts were taken up  
  • Stories from the front lines – essential services
  • Struggles of family members or friends infected with the virus
  • Stories of everyday heroes – people helping neighbours during self-isolation or people accepting inconveniences for the greater good 

Submissions can be sent by email to the Woodstock Museum with the subject line "Writing COVID-19 History."

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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