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Museum Virtual Resources

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#MuseumFromHome

Stay connected with the Woodstock Museum at home! Enjoy a fun activity, learn more about local history and explore the Museum's collection online. Click the links below to navigate the page or scroll down to explore.


Family-Friendly Activities

Colouring Pages

Break out the crayons and have some fun with these Woodstock-inspired colouring pages!

Historic Puzzles

Can you assemble the puzzle pieces of Woodstock's history? Click on the previews below to start solving some of our latest puzzles, or visit our Jigsaw Planet page to view all of our albums and puzzles.

 

Self-Guided Walking Tours

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

Maps and Routes


A Taste of History

Enjoy a selection of historic recipes from our favourite cookbooks in the Woodstock Museum's collection!

A Very Rich Lemon Pie

From the Canadian Cook Book (1881)

Split Pea Soup

From the Daughters of the Empire Cookbook (1917)

Orange Cranberry Relish

From The Pantry Shelf Cookbook (1939)


Virtual Exhibits

Experience the Woodstock Museum from home with our virtual exhibits:

  • The Marshalls: A Black History Exhibit
  • Keeping Warm
  • 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

View the Exhibits 


Online Databases

Collection Portal

The Woodstock Museum's entire collection is available for searching and research online. Explore photos and artifacts from Woodstock's past!

Search the Collection

Heritage Property Database

The City of Woodstock's Heritage Advisory Committee has compiled a database of heritage properties located in the older part of Woodstock. 

Search Heritage Properties


 

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:

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 to the Woodstock Museum with the subject line "Writing COVID-19 History."

Submit Your Story

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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