Museum brings interactive exhibit to Simcoe County communities
The Simcoe County Museum is launching a fun, interactive, community exhibit to bring a Little Ray of Sunshine to families across the county. The new exhibit brings the museum’s new character called Little Ray… of Sunshine to the community, offering businesses, schools, community leaders, and residents to display the new family-friendly character in public places.
“We were thinking of how much this pandemic has affected us at the museum and how we could bring a smile to faces across the county – that’s when Little Ray was born,” said Kelley Swift Jones, Simcoe County Museum curator. “We have been missing the opportunity to share our exhibits with visitors and thought this was a great way to bring the museum into Simcoe County homes and communities.”
Little Ray of Sunshine window clings are being distributed to a number of local businesses and partner organizations, as well as libraries, county offices and long-term care homes to display in windows. Residents are encouraged to take a photo each time they see “Little Ray” and upload to social media using the hashtag #LittleRay and #WhereIsLittleRayToday. They can also download a kit, available at museum.simcoe.ca and/or make their very own Little Ray and upload a photo to social media. Weekly draws will be held using the social media hashtags for prizes across the county.
Community members are encouraged to download a Little Ray of Sunshine kit from museum.simcoe.ca, which also hosts activity sheets, bookmarks, and more on Little Ray. A virtual exhibit highlighting Little Ray’s adventures in the county will be shared and promoted throughout the month. This will be prominently displayed for all to see on the Museum’s website and social media channels.
The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age.