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What are the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours all about?

  • Authentic and engaging, educational BC history and Indigenous peoples resource presented by Tony Hardie, descendant of early pioneers and the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people, of the Central Interior of British Columbia
  • BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours started traveling to BC Public and Private Schools as well as Community Events and other functions in 2014
  • Personalized learning designed to enrich the new curriculum and add to your students’ BC Indigenous Studies Program
  • Suited for all ages and grades, including children with special needs and also great for elders
  • Interactive PowerPoint Presentations with hands on learning

Four main areas of BC History are included in the artifact displays and presentations. They include:

  • First Nations Culture, Diversity, Artifacts, Territories, Tools and Resources
  • Pioneer Roots, Artifacts and Stories
  • Gold Rush Artifacts and Activities
  • Fur Trade Facts, Furs and Artifacts

How much does it all cost?

  • Half Day includes two 1-hour morning presentations $450.00 + GST
  • Full day includes four 1-hour presentations are also available that can accommodate more classes and larger groups for $600.00 + GST
  • Special events and presentations held over multiple days are possible, call for details and pricing

To create a highly successful visit in your school, there are a few organizational items to consider:

  • Each presentation is approximately 45-min to 1-hr long. We are happy to schedule up to three of the same presentations on one school day morning session to accommodate multiple classes in a school. A morning session is from 9am – 12pm
  • Presentations are divided into two parts. The first part is an interactive talk and power Point presentation lead by Tony Hardie, current Delta resident and descendant of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people, of the Central Interior of British Columbia. For the second part, students will rotate through the displays with the opportunity to ask questions. For community groups the presentation will be a 45-minute interactive talk (PowerPoint images will also be available)
  • Depending on the size of the group, Q&A and the opportunity to handle some of the artifacts will occur during the presentation and time is reserved at the end. For most school groups, the number of participants per presentation is limited to a normal class size (approx. 30 students.) This allows for maximum hands-on learning time and access to the displays
  • I will need to set-up in one central location and have groups rotate in to see it. Set-up takes approx. 1 hour before the first presentation. I utilize 7 to 8 standard library tables
  • A 5–10-minute break between presentations is ideal but is not mandatory

Behavioral Expectations:

In order to have a smooth presentation, I recommend that a teacher should be in the classroom during the entire presentation. Teachers will be asked to help monitor the student’s viewing artifact displays during the second half of the presentation.

Photo Policy:

Photographs are encouraged during presentations; however, we request that our presentations (and stations) not be videotaped. If sharing our display images on social media, please use the Hashtags #BcHistory #MobileMuseum and #BCArtifacts whenever possible.

Schedule a Mobile Museum Presentation:

Please select a few potential dates for presentations and refer to notes above about timing. We will generally respond to you within 24 hours. For further questions you may contact myself Tony Hardie at (778) 386-3110 or by email at tours@bcartifacts.com.

I also bring the Mobile Museum to local BC Community Special Events, Children’s Hospitals, Care Homes for the elderly and people with special needs as well as Boy Scout and Girl Guide events. Call or E-mail for more details and available booking dates.

Also, for your information…

At BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours, respect and ethics are very important.

I have always acquired ancient legally obtained Fur trade items & Gold Rush artifacts from BC and California. These collections also included early pioneer well documented British Columbia, Great Basin, Columbia River, California, Northwest Coast, Alaska, Rocky Mountain Artifact collections containing ancient tools, arrowheads, projectile points, darts, knives, ground stone artifacts, and literature and sometimes fine individual artifact examples.

I purchased and documented these collections for preservation and to use in the Mobile Museum Tours. I have published and made them available for reference, teaching and learning. These books were also gifted to the collector/finder as well as being made available online for the public through Blurb books. These pioneer collections, in my opinion, were a non-renewable resource that needed be recorded and now shared.

*Teacher/Principal references available upon request

*”Bondable” with “BC Criminal Records Check” completed

*I can also supply classroom displays for loan and study for a minimal rental fee. Call us for more details, availability, and pricing.

*I also have Early British Columbia Pioneer, Gold Rush, and Railroad worker artifacts available for presentations.