Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon A Time is a unique exhibit showcasing life during the years 1000 to 1500 AD. Thirty storyboards feature all aspects of medieval life, from monks and monasteries to the feudal system, architecture, games & pastimes and the crusades. Special focus has been placed on two of the enduring symbols of the age: the Cathedral and the Armoured Knight. The exhibit contains eleven display cases featuring architectural models, tools etc., as well as a market stall and a full-size knight.

With direct ties to the Ancient Civilizations unit in the Ontario Heritage and Citizenship Curriculum for grade four, ‘Once Upon a Time’ is very popular with schools. The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre offers a special hands-on educational program designed to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom. More than 5000 schoolchildren have attended the program since the fall of 1999.

We wish to express our appreciation to Dover Publications, Inc, New York for the use of their Pictorial Archive Series. Special thanks are extended to the sponsors who made this exhibit possible: Royal Bank, CIBC, BMTS/BMI and Ontario Power Generation Inc.  Staff and students from the Department of Architectural Science and Landscape Architecture, Ryerson Polytechnical University, Toronto generously donated the architectural  models.  Thank you!


“Beautiful location. Excellent displays. Well laid out and very informative.”Ken & Velma D

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