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Virtual Programs & Lectures

Dive into engaging virtual sessions for an interactive, educational experience. Explore history and culture with the flexibility that suits your needs.

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Virtual Programs

For Kids

​​Cost: $50 per time slot​
Length: 1 hour​
For inquiries or bookings, e-mail or phone the Supervisor,
Education & Visitor Engagement at 705-728-3721. ​


Students will virtually visit the Museum’s Victorian exhibits, and discover the origins of a Canadian Christmas to learn how families celebrated Christmas in the 1800s.

Program is offered November to December.

​This virtual program will allow students to experience early settler life without leaving their classroom. Interact with costumed interpreters, tour historic buildings, and engage in group discussion to learn about some of the differences between early settler and modern life. ​

How have communication technologies changed society since the days of oral stories? Find out with our virtual program that takes your class on a journey tracing the steps from pictographs, to Morse code, to the modern day telephone. Take a closer look at the role that communication played in the shift from an agrarian society to an increasingly urban culture.

This virtual program offers a unique exploration of the different systems of government with a focus on the County of Simcoe municipal system. Participants will explore the different levels of government and have the opportunity to vote in a mock election.

Examine the issues facing different provinces in the Confederation debate of the 1860s. Students will have the opportunity to role-play as key political figures of the period and explore the motivations for, and obstacles to, Confederation. Participation in a simulated Quebec Conference will allow students to determine the future of British North America.

Bring to life the trials and tribulations of the Great War through this virtual, interactive lecture series. Students will interact with costumed Interpreters and use archival images and case studies to learn the many ways World War I impacted people living right here in Simcoe County. Students will learn about everything from recruitment and training to the front lines to the medical system to the Home Front.​​

Virtual Programs

For Adults

The Simcoe County Museum has created two new programs intended for adults and older adults. Check them out below and join in the fun!

Cost: $50 per time slot​
Length: 1 hour​
These programs have been created for seniors

For inquiries or bookings, e-mail or phone the Supervisor,
Education & Visitor Engagement at 705-728-3721. ​


In this exciting outreach program for older adults, participants will play a series of three history-themed games in a unique and entertaining game show style experience that will engage as well as educate.

This entertaining and informative outreach program will challenge participants with a series of mind puzzles based on Canadian history, local places, and even real artifacts from the Museum, as well as drawing on their knowledge of pop culture from past decades.​

For inquiries or bookings, e-mail or phone the Supervisor, Education & Visitor Engagement at 705-728-3721. ​​

In the comfort of your home

Virtual Lecture Series

We love collecting! So we have gathered all the Virtual Lecture Series we have done over the year and have them all conveniently here for you to explore.