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Welcome to the Museum & Archives MAA
Welcome to the Museum & Archives

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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 1850.  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.

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.

Exchanging ideas

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 of YRDSB head offices at the Aurora Education Centre; the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Newmarket, and Dr. Bette Stevenson Centre for Learning in Richmond HillWe use our artefacts to explore a variety of themes and to showcase the history of our schools, as well as the history of education in York Region.

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