Input still wanted on new museum exhibit Deadline extended

FORT FRANCES—The Fort Frances Museum has been seeking feedback over the past month from residents and visitors to the area about what themes and artifacts they want to see included in a new exhibit there next year.
But since the number of responses so far hasn’t been as high as hoped, the deadline to turn in completed surveys has been extended until the end of this month, interpretive development intern Emily Carr said Tuesday.
The deadline previously was to be this Friday (Aug. 18).
Carr, who was hired last month to prepare a new exhibit for the museum when it re-opens next year, said she’s hoping to get as much input as possible—after all, it is a community project.
“It’s their chance to speak up and say what they want to see. I’m not going to know otherwise,” she noted.
The survey is available at the museum, Fort Frances Public Library, and Memorial Sports Centre, at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market each Saturday, and during the museum programs that have been running each Thursday afternoon and evening this summer.
The survey also is available on the museum’s website at www.fort-frances.com/museum/
Drop completed surveys off at 334 Scott St. (the temporary location of the museum), which is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
To show their gratitude, the museum will be holding a draw for all those who participated in the survey for chance to win a copy of “Fort Frances: The Story of a Town and Its People.”
Feedback provided by the community and visitors through the survey will help identify key areas of interest. Gaining an understanding of what the museum visitor would like to see ensures the exhibit’s importance and future success, said Carr.
Results from this survey will be used to assess key themes to be highlighted and the methods through which the information will be presented throughout the exhibit, she added.
Anyone with questions about the survey can call Carr at 274-7891 or e-mail her at ecarr@fort-frances.com
(Fort Frances Times)

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