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What We Do

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Connecting people​

Through our in-class programs, students experience a day in the life of a student who went to the Buttonville School in 1900.  There are few things more exciting than holding in your hand something that was used by someone your own age who lived over 100 years ago!

There are many events that a school celebrates from its opening, to its milestone anniversaries to reunions.  We assist school and community groups by providing access to the resources in our collection.

One of the ways that we build our picture of the past is through oral history interviews.  Interviews with current and former staff provide a personal insights and details that are often missing from our records and documents.

Encouraging exploration

Our Outreach Kits teach our students how to examine an artefact or document to find the story behind its production.

Do you have a research project to complete or some personal history that you are researching?  We may be able to help.  If you cannot find what you are looking for at our site, we can connect you to other museums in our area.

Our collection is online and available to you!  Search the catalogue and see where it takes you.  Bringing our collection online is a new and ongoing project.  Please check back regularly to see what we have added.

Exchanging ideas

Through our Youth Curator program, we work with students and teachers on special projects that allow students to explore in detail the world around them.

Museums are a natural extension of the formal learning experience provided by schools.  We work with teachers to create interactive programs that take learning beyond the classroom walls. 

We have display cases in the front foyer at the Aurora Education Centre​ and the Centre for Leadership and Learning.  We use our artefacts to explore a variety of themes and to showcase our schools.

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