We're Open Family Day at CK Museum, Imagination Station and Thames Art Gallery 11am-4pm

Family Day February 18, 2019

Celebrate Family Day at CK Museum, Imagination Station and the Thames Art Gallery. Free exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy!! 

We're open 11AM-4PM! All FREE Admission. Please use Gallery/Museum entrance off Murray Street.

Imagination Station

Come and check out the NEW hands-on interactive space found on the second floor of the museum. Open for families to create, explore, and discover.

Family Game Trophy Workshop - Imagination Station

Join us in the Imagination Station for fun and games from 10AM-11AM. Work together to create your own family trophy to take home for the win! Registration required. (Code: 218187). Call 519.360.1998 or online at www.chatham-kent.ca/RecConnect, visit in person at The Cultural Centre.

Chatham-Kent Museum

Visit the "We Will Remember" exhibit to learn the history of memorial projects undertaken locally. Also hosting an exhibit from the Archives of Ontario "Dear Sadie" that tells the stories of four diverse Ontarians, highlighting the impact that the war had on individual lives.

After the Atomic Bomb was dropped in World War Two, Sadako Sasaki became very ill. While in the hospital she started to fold 1000 paper cranes in hopes she could make a wish for peace and healing to all victims of war. To align with our “We Will Remember” exhibit, we invite you to help us create 1000 paper cranes so that we may make the same wish.

Ask for a flashlight and explore all the artifacts collected in the "Out in the Open" visible storage exhibit.

Thames Art Gallery

Poster Making - Take Creative Action!

Drop-in Studio Two to celebrate #BlackHIstoryMonth with the Thames Art Gallery In 1946, businessperson Viola Desmond challenged racial segregation at a cinema in Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area. Desmond's case is one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history and helped start the modern civil rights movement in Canada.

Learn how you can take creative action and affect change! Participants will think critically about protest, study poster design, and identify an issue you care about, then consider the pros and cons. You will create a poster from these ideas.

What Motivates Her? Exhibit

Visit the gallery’s current exhibition, "What Motivates Her?" Allyson Mitchell and Madelyne Beckles’ collaborative multi-media installation is informed by pop culture and personal politics. Beckles’ video work explores Black feminism through key texts, while both artists raise awareness of gender and racial inequities alongside their everyday concerns about contemporary life.