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Thunder Bay Museum Live Presents: Hump Day History

Hump Day History is intended to get you over the mid-week hurdle with a little bit about our region’s past. Every Wednesday for the month of April and May, the Thunder Bay Museum will be bringing you live broadcasts from local historians, as well as behind the scenes look at the museum’s collections. These free live and interactive webinars are brought to you on behalf of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society and Lakehead University.

Schedule

Dates subject to change as lecturer availability and technology limitations are variable and out of our control.  Links will become active once the webinar has been scheduled.  

 

3 June at 7:00 PM EST: A Night at the Museum: The Textile Project
Intern Kate Beaulieu will highlight aspects of the museum’s Textile Project in our storage area.  
 
10 June at 7:00 PM EST: “Ferocious Women:’ Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Surrounding the 1909 Freight Handler’s Strike” 
Ms. Jenna Kirker
 
17 June at 7:00 PM EST: “The Lakehead Response to the Cuban Missile Crisis”
Mr. Nick Duplessis
 
24 June at 7:00 PM EST: A Night at the Museum
Presenter TBD

 

Notes:

  • These are live webinars with moderators.  You can ask questions.
  • Because they are live nothing will be saved after the webinar concludes.

Past Live Webinars:

1 April: “The Treasure Chest of Ontario? Northwestern Ontario, 1889-1945”
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
 
8 April: Night at the Museum: Wendell Beckwith
Behind the scenes with Curator / Archivist Michael deJong
 
15 April at 7:00 PM EST: “Sport at the Lakehead During the Great War” 
Dr. C. Nathan Hatton
 
22 April at 7:00 PM EST: A Night at the Museum – Ship Models
Our Curator, Michael deJong, will highlight aspects of the museum’s collection.
 
29 April at 7:00 PM EST: “The Adventures of Pierre Radisson”
Dr. Mark Bourrie, 2020 RBC Taylor Prize Winner
 
6 May at 2:30 PM EST: Youth Arts Week: Susan Ross
Our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Marissa Kuper, will tell us about the history and art of Susan Ross.
 
6 May at 7:00 PM EST: A Night at the Museum: Behind the Scenes
Our Curator, Michael deJong, will highlight aspects of the museum’s collection.

13 May at 7:00 PM EST: “The Military Contribution of Northwestern Ontario to the First World War” Dr. David Ratz

20 May at 7:00 PM EST: A Night at the Museum: Hazardous Artifacts Executive Director, Scott Bradley

27 May at 7:00 PM EST: – “Give Me A Home Where the Buffalo Roam[ed]: The Demise of the American Bison.” Dr. Nathan Hatton