Proclamation - Musuem Month, May 2024

Event: Museum Month 

Date: May, 2024 

Whereas the 700+ museums, art galleries, and heritage sites, and over 8000 museum workers and 16,000 volunteers contribute to Ontario’s $26 billion cultural sector; and

Whereas our local museums create healthy and connected communities and inspire lifelong learning by ensuring all Ontarians have access to culture and heritage; and

Whereas museums promote growth and build local economies by welcoming tourists in every community across the County and the province; and 

Whereas this month provides an opportunity to raise awareness for the vital role museums, museum workers and volunteers have in our communities and celebrate their contributions to community wellbeing, tourism, education, and learning; and

Whereas May 18th, 2024 is International Museum Day to highlight museums as centres of education, innovation and cultural understanding;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved That I, Warden Brian Ostrander, on behalf of Northumberland County Council, do hereby proclaim May 1 – 31, 2024 to be ‘May is Museum Month’ in Northumberland County.”

Dated this 17th day of April, 2024 


Brian Ostrander, Warden