Before Fiberglass: Wooden Boats of Newfoundland & Labrador
Before Fibreglass: Wooden Boats of Newfoundland and Labrador is a travelling exhibition designed to tell the story of wooden boats in our province from prehistory to today. Enriched with historic photos, art, stories, poems, songs and artefacts, the exhibition shows the contribution of the wooden boat to Newfoundland and Labrador’s history, economy and cultural way of life.
The exhibition is designed to travel to various regions of the province and can be used for education purposed by school groups, seniors clubs, Girl Guides & Boy Scouts, and other community groups. As an educational tool the exhibit is relevant to school curriculum material from grades K-12 and is especially appropriate for grades 3 to 8 social studies curriculum. The Wooden Boat Museum also provides interpretive programming to accompany the exhibition using presentations, talks, printed material and educational resource packs.
The exhibition can offer opportunities for community and heritage groups to document traditions within their own community. Visitors to the exhibition can share their own experiences, photos and records with museum staff to contribute to WBMNL’s collection of wooden boat heritage.
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