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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Woodstock Ontario Museum launches birdhouse kits and contest


 (Media Release)

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – The Woodstock Museum is inviting people to get crafty this spring, with a new Build Your Own Birdhouse Kit & Contest.

The birdhouses were inspired by the Museum’s new exhibition, Brick by Brick: The Heritage Architecture of Woodstock, which is on view now until May 22, 2021.

“The exhibition celebrates Woodstock’s built heritage and explores the history and architectural significance of some of the city’s oldest buildings,” explains Karen Houston, Museum Curator and Manager of Culture.

“With the birdhouse kits and contest, children and adults can learn more about basic building techniques and have fun creating their own little piece of history!”


The birdhouse kits are on sale from March 8 – 31. Kits can be purchased in advance through an online order form and will be ready for pickup April 6 – 17. 

Each kit costs $10 and contains seven pieces of half inch plywood cut to size with predrilled holes, one piece of dowel, a one inch finishing nail, wood glue and a link to a step-by-step video demonstration.

The birdhouses can be assembled with parental supervision using a hammer and scissors and can be decorated with additional materials at home.

Photos of the decorated birdhouses that are emailed to the Museum will be featured on Facebook. The public will then have the opportunity to vote for their favourite in each category: Ages 5 – 8, Ages 9 – 12, Ages 13 – 16, Ages 17+.

The winners will receive a trophy sponsored by the Woodstock Heritage Advisory Committee.

More information about the Build Your Own Birdhouse Kit & Contest can we found at www.woodstockmuseum.ca

WOODSTOCK MUSEUM

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

466 Dundas Street

Woodstock, OntarioN4S 1C4

Telephone: (519) 537 8411

Email: museum@city.woodstock.

From: Karen Houston

Manager of Culture and Museum Curator

e. khouston@cityofwoodstock.ca

t. 519.537.8411 x 2900           

 Press release forwarded by Tourism Oxford

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