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2023 BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tour Information and Pricing
Here is the 2022-23 BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tour information and pricing for your convenience:
School Tour Information: The Mobile Museum sets up in your school. (In most cases in the school library).
The Mobile Museum Tour consists of an extensive collection of authentic BC Pioneer, First Nations, Gold Rush and Fur Trade Artifacts that the students can view, touch and discuss during and after a very informative Power Point presentation. (8 or 9 standard size tables are needed for display and the use of school projector for Power Point presentation is also helpful)
There is generally plenty of interaction and questions with the audience during the presentation to keep them engaged.
Audience size: I have found it is best to keep the groups under 35* students per presentation. This provides the best presentation results and time for student questions and access to the artifact displays.
Presentation length: The individual presentations are generally 45-60min in length. 60 min per group is ideal.
The tours are suited for all ages of students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Setup time: of an 1 ½ hours is needed before the first presentation can take place. There is no cost for this I just need early access to the school presentation area.
Due to the number of materials used in my presentations and the set-up time necessary, I am unable to change rooms between presentations. If multiple dates are required, it is appreciated if displays can be left securely overnight. Multiple day booking discount available if requested.
I can no longer carry the materials up stairs so main floor access is needed or an elevator to access the presentation floor area.
All presentations taking place on a single day must be accommodated within one space. I appreciate your understanding.
Behavioral Expectations: In order to have a smooth presentation, I recommend that a teacher should be in the classroom during the entire presentation. Teachers are asked to help monitor the students viewing artifact displays during the second part of the presentation.
Photo Policy: Photographs may be taken during presentations; however, I request that my presentations (and displays) not be videotaped.
What are the costs?
The following prices are for the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Costs for travel outside the lower mainland will vary based on the expenses, travel time($0.50 per/km with the first 50km free), and any accommodation required.2-hour small group single presentation session for 35 students or less is $300.00 + GST. This is allows time for only 1 presentation The ½ day morning session is $450.00 + GST. This allows for a maximum of 2 presentations The full day session is $600.00 + GST. This allows for 3 to a maximum of 4 presentations Costs for travel outside the lower mainland areas will vary based on the expenses, travel time, and accommodation required. Call or email for more detailed pricing and when we will be in your area.
The Mobile Museum is suitable for all ages presenting to care homes for the elderly, people with special needs as well as local community special events. Please feel free to call or E-mail for more details and to have me present at your event or location
Please book your schools tour date(s) early to ensure availability. It is free to reserve your date. Reservations can be made up to 1 year in advance.
Highlights of the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum History Presentations include:Extensive visually engaging displays Power Point Presentation First Nations Traditional Territories Tool Technology used by Indigenous First Nations in the Pacific Northwest Discussion of early Fur Trade exchanges with explorers and First Peoples exploring Trade, Bartering, Monetary Systems Authentic early Fur Trade, Pioneer, Gold Rush artifacts Authentic First Nation Indigenous artifacts and replicas
Please try and reserve your schools tour date(s) early to ensure you get a suitable date. It is free to do so and spaces may fill up quickly.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Tony Hardie/BC History Presenter
“Honoured to be presenting the BC Mobile Museum on the Traditional Unseeded Territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Nlaka’pamux, Qayqayt, Secwepemc, Squamish, Semiahmoo, St’at’mic, Stó:lō, Tsawwassen, & Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 778-386-3110
*Audience size can exceed the recommended size of 35 in some circumstances. Please inquire for more information.
*References available upon request
*I am “Bondable” with the “2019 BC Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check” has been completed.
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Also for your information…
All the artifacts displayed in the mobile museum were all legally and ethically obtained.
At BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours, respect, ethics, and indigenous culture are very important.
I have always legally acquired ancient Fur trade items & Gold Rush artifacts from BC and California. These collections also included early pioneer well documented British Columbia, Great Basin, Columbia River, Alaska, artifact collections containing ancient tools, arrowheads, projectile points, darts, knives, ground stone artifacts, and literature.
All collections purchased were documented for historical reference and preservation. Many items from these collections are currently used in the Mobile Museum Tours.
These collections have been published and made available for reference, teaching, and learning. A copy of each book was also donated back to the collector/finder. These books are currently available online for the public through Blurb books. It is my belief that these pioneer collections, were a non-renewable resource that needed be recorded, preserved and shared with others.
Hardie Collection Book, Available while supplies last
Product Description A limited quantity of this soft cover “Hardie Collection” book will be available while supplies last
The photo book is about my personal history which is part of BC history. It is about my Hardie family and roots. It is a 202 page, full colour, catalogue of the artifacts, bottles, and other collectables I amassed over 40+ years of collecting. It is also about my collections, collecting and other collectors. Several members of the Fraser Valley Antique and Collectable Club are pictured in the publication. It has been a labour of love to make and I am glad I can now share my collection this way. You can view and/or purchase the “Hard Cover” version at this Blurb books link: The Hardie Collection Book HC
Mobile Museum Tour COVID-19 Pandemic Update Notice
Please note: In light of the continued public health situation due to the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, the BC Mobile Museum has unfortunately cancelled all community and school presentations through the summer of 2020.
Once schools resume, future presentations will accommodate proper social distancing and unfortunately the hands-on area will also be unavailable until further notice. This may also affect group/class sizes depending on the type of room or location used in schools.
Please support the Mobile Museum in 2020-21 so this great resource can remain available! Please book your tour date(s) early.
Call 778-386-3110 or Email email@example.com for more info or to book a tour visit www.mobilemuseum.ca website.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Please note: In light of the evolving public health situation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the BC Mobile Museum tour has cancelled all community and school presentations until further notice. Please stay informed and check in with each other, pick up the phone to talk, find ways to support the elderly, family and friends throughout the crisis.
Bookings currently on hold for 2020 and 2020-21! Call 778-386-3110 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to book a tour visit www.mobilemuseum.ca website.
What is the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum?
The Mobile Museum Tour consists of an extensive collection of authentic Pacific Northwest First Nations, Pioneer, Fur Trade, and Gold Rush artifacts the audience will view, touch and discuss during and after a very engaging and informative Power Point presentation by Tony Hardie descendant of early BC pioneers and the Secwépemc (Shuswap) people.
Highlights of the current presentation include:Large extensive visually engaging displays Power Point Presentation, Hands-on area and Question Period BC Timeline with First Nations Mapping and Traditional Territories Tool Technology used by Indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest Discussion of early Fur Trade exchanges with explorers and First Nations exploring Trade, Bartering, Monetary Systems Authentic early Pioneer, Gold Rush and Railway worker artifacts Authentic First Nation Indigenous artifacts and replicas
The BC Artifacts Mobile Museum is an engaging presentation that complements the Social Studies curriculum for all ages and grades in British Columbia. Parts of the BC Ministry of Education Social Studies content discussed and presented during the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum visits may include some the following:K – people, places, and events in the local community, and in local First Peoples communities. G1 – diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives within the local and other communities and key events and developments in the local community, and in local First Peoples communities G2 – diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in Canada and around the world, including at least one Canadian First Peoples community and culture and relationships between people and the environment in different communities G3 – cultural characteristics and ways of life of local First Peoples and global indigenous peoples, interconnections of cultural and technological innovations of global and local indigenous peoples and oral history, traditional stories, and artifacts as evidence about past First Peoples cultures G4 – early contact, trade, cooperation, and conflict between First Peoples and European peoples, the fur trade in pre-Confederation Canada and British Columbia and the impact of colonization on First Peoples societies in British Columbia and Canada G5 – past discriminatory government policies and actions, such as residential schools, and internments and First Peoples land ownership and use G6 – sustainable fishing & resource management, including effects on indigenous peoples G7 – technological developments and interactions and exchanges between past civilizations and cultures, including conflict, peace, trade, expansion, and migration G8 – social, political, and economic systems and structures, including those of at least one indigenous civilization, interactions and exchanges of resources, ideas, arts, culture between and among different civilizations and exploration, expansion, and colonization G9 – the continuing effects of imperialism and colonialism on indigenous peoples in BC and Canada G10 – discriminatory policies and injustices in BC and Canada at residential schools and conflicts and co-operation G11 – diversity of B.C. First Peoples territories and communities G12 – traditional territories of the B.C. First Nations and relationships with the land
2019 Culture Days at Langley Centennial Museum
Tony Hardie and the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum will be attending again this year!
This Saturday September 28th from 11:00 – 3:00pm the Mobile Museum will be set up for viewing and questions at Langley Centennial Museum in the Museum Program Room. Actual presentation start time will be at approximately 1pm till 2pm.
Join BC History presenter Tony Hardie as he shares his knowledge, engaging personal history, and extensive collection of authentic BC Pioneer, First Nations, Gold Rush, and Fur Trade artifacts.
Ask questions, view, and touch rare artifacts (and expertly crafted replicas) while learning more about the history of this province and its people.
Hope to see you there!
New addition to the Mobile Museum Displays
Patrick Amos has created another beautiful Eagle Mask for the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum.
In 1957 Patrick Amos was born on Nootka Island located on the west coast of Vancouver Island into the Mowachaht Band , one of the fourteen member tribes of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation. Since 1976 Patrick has been designing limited edition prints. In 1979 he began carving wood, apprenticing with Tony Hunt Sr. at the Art of the Raven Gallery, in Victoria, BC. Later, he apprenticed with Tim Paul at the Royal British Columbia Museum carving shed in Victoria, where he assisted in totem pole projects. In 1990 Patrick Amos and Tim Paul carved a 36′ Hesquiaht totem pole for the Maori people of New Zealand. Patrick Amos began selling his work through the Royal British Columbia Museum shop in Victoria, B.C., as early as 1976. Patrick had his first solo exhibition in 1991 at the Gallery Indigena in Stratford, Ontario. In 1992 Patrick was invited to show his work at an exhibit at the Native Heritage Center in Duncan, BC. Patrick’s work has been steadily shown at Images for a Canadian Heritage in Vancouver, B.C.. The Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC has also several paintings and prints of Patrick’s in their permanent collection. Increasingly Patrick Amos is being commissioned for larger works and he now takes on apprentices to assist with these projects. His commissions include a 10′ x 30′ mural for the Mount Klitsa Junior Secondary School, in Port Alberni, BC. (1995) ; a 14′ totem pole for the Alberni District Secondary School in Port Alberni, BC.(1997) ; an 8′ x 20′ painted mural for the HA-HO Payuk Elementary School on the Tsahahe reserve in Port Alberni, BC ; and a 7′ totem pole for the Gallery Indigena in Stratford, Ontario. Patrick is active in his community, giving carving demonstrations at various schools throughout the Port Alberni, BC. school district each year. Since 1991 Patrick has taught a native art class at the Duquaht Art School in Ucluelet, BC.
Booking the Mobile Museum
Engaging, hands-on, educational presentaion for all ages.
Available dates are limited, so don’t delay, reserve your tour date(s) for the Mobile Museum Tour today!
Please contact Tony for more information and tour date availability at:
BC First Nation Traditional Territory Maps will be provided again in 2018-19 while supplies last.
The next 75 schools booked for this year will once again be receiving a copy of this fantastic resource on the Traditional Territories and Languages of the many British Columbia First Nations that make up our province today.
Thank You to all BC Schools, Principals, Teachers, PACs, Event Coordinators, and Students!
A big hello to all BC Schools, Principals, Teachers, PACs, Event Coordinators, and Students,
Yay! The summer is here!
I would like to thank all those who I was invited Myself and the Mobile Museum to present during this past year at all the public and private BC Schools.
I would also like to thank all the Principals, PACs and everyone else that made 2017-18 school year a very busy one for myself and the BC Mobile Museum Tours.
What an amazing year it was presenting at events during “Cultural days” at Langley Centennial Museum, “Collingwood Days” in Vancouver and to students and staff in over 50 different public and private schools throughout the Lower Mainland including areas as far away as Lytton, Lillooet and Salmon Arm.
I am also looking forward to presenting once again in 2018-19 with tours currently being booked throughout the lower mainland and other BC communities.
There are many dates remaining available but I recommend that you book your event or school presentation date(s) early to ensure your preferred month and time.
Contact me directly at 778-386-3110 or visit the www.Mobilemuseum.ca website for more information, pricing and booking availability.
Tony Hardie/BC History Presenter
“Honoured to be presenting the BC Mobile Museum on the Traditional Territory of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Nlaka’pamux, Qayqayt, Secwepemc, Squamish, Semiahmoo, St’at’mic, Stó:lō, Tsawwassen, & Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations”