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Museum wants to know how you coped through COVID-19

Newly launched Re-Creating Our Community project is accepting contributions in a variety of formats
2020-07-07 Sault Museum Recreating our community
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The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is looking for community submissions for its newly launched ongoing Re-Creating Our Community project.

The art, craft, written or digital submissions should reflect how you coped and what you hope the future holds for our city post-COVID-19.

Free material kits, templates, tips and forms are available for contact-free pickup at the Museum.

Full text of a news release issued today by the Sault Ste. Marie Museum about this project follows:

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum wants to hear from you!

Your museum is launching an ongoing project that seeks community input on experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes for our community’s future.

Re-Creating Our Community is our newest project that will involve collaboration with individuals and organizations in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District to help us reflect on and preserve this historical moment. We are asking folks to contribute in various ways, such as:
    •    Create a cardboard model of your home, a local site or landmark
    •    Create a model of an imagined place that represents what you want to see in the future
    •    Create an art or craft project that responds to the prompts below
    •    There is no emphasis on artistic quality or style. Anyone can join in!

Submissions should be under two feet square maximum. Ideally, between 6 -18 inches on the longest side.

If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some guiding prompts to respond to:
    •    What do you want to see for our community post-pandemic?
    •    What are your hopes for the future?
    •    What have you been doing during this period? Where have you spent most of this time?
    •    Where do you miss going? Where do you wish you could spend this time?

We want to make it easy, accessible and safe for you to share with us! Free materials kits, templates, and forms are available at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. We can arrange contact-free pickup – just call us to set up.

We are supporting participation by providing free virtual and physical programming, including workshops, demonstrations and make-alongs. We are also providing materials kits, tips and templates. Contact-free pickup of materials kits and submissions can be arranged by contacting the Sault Museum.

There is no deadline to submit or participate. We know this is a difficult time for everyone, and we want you to contribute when you feel safe and comfortable doing so.

For those who want to contribute in a digital format, we are collecting videos, images of handmade signs, scanned or typed journals and diaries, and more as part of our COVID Rapid Response Collection. See our website for details! 

Contact us at or at 705-759-7278.