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.