At their April 23 meeting, St. Marys Town Council proclaimed that May would be Museum Month in the Town of St. Marys.
In celebration of Museum Month, the St. Marys Museum and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – which just opened its newly renovated site on April 27 – are encouraging locals and tourists alike to visit both museums and pick up a Museum Passport to get stamped at both sites. Completed passports can be returned to either museum by Friday, May 30 and a draw will take place on Monday, June 3 to randomly choose a winner who will receive a prize from both museums.
Coinciding with the start of the tourism season, Museum Month is an excellent opportunity to enjoy Ontario’s many and varied heritage and cultural assets. According to the Ontario Museum Association’s 2014 Profile, Ontario’s museums see more than 7.5 million visits by tourists annually. 55 per cent of museum visits in Ontario are made by local residents and 92 per cent of Ontarians agree that exposure to arts and culture is important to individual well-being.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 386 Church St. S. You can find it online at www.baseballhalloffame.ca or reach the museum by phone at (519) 284-0777.
The St. Marys Museum is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the month of May and is located at 177 Church Street South in Cadzow Park. You can find it online at www.townofstmarys.com/museum or reach the museum by phone at (519) 284-3556.
Amy Cubberley | Curator & Archivist, St. Marys Museum
(519) 284-2340, ext. 405 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Crawford | Director of Operations, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
(519) 284-1838 | email@example.com