“Do You Remember When ….?”
This community arts, reminiscence pilot project was sponsored by Museum London, London Public Library, London and Area Creative Age Network with funding support from New Horizons for Seniors Canada 2018.
Each box contained vintage and multi-sensory items along with Facilitator and Activity Guidebooks. The boxes were used for social group discussion and creative writing prompts.
The Museum London Memory Box Pilot Project was tested in 2 neighbourhood library branches, 2 seniors social housing communities and 1 independent living retirement residence with sanitization after each test.
The goal – as an outreach and engagement project, the plastic storage bins can be loaned out to community groups, care homes and seniors service providers.
- GSW General Steel Wares metal picnic box
- Plaid blanket
- Aluminum drinking glasses
- Child’s teddy beat
- Copy of of Springbank Park Pavillion photo
- Copy of LPS train ticket
- Copy of Picnic Hill Port Stanley photo
- Copy of photo incline rail car
- Print or view copy of Facilitators Guide (PDF attachment)
- Participatory – share and make recipes for a picnic lunch
Online YouTube Video Support
Photo items for content development
Download Summer Picnic Memory Box, Facilitator’s Guide PDF
Other Memory Boxes include:
- Cool Yule
- Kitchy Kitchens
- Road Tripping
Online – Virtual
Reminiscence Social Group
Online Slideshow Memory Box
McClary – GSW London Ontario
Adelaide Street Bridge
Metal containers included industrial and household items
“Remember When?” Activity:
Memory Collage and Journal
how to – imbed short YouTube video
- magazine cut outs
- found objects
- acrylic medium (flat no gloss)
Back up Instructions: YouTube Slideshare
Step One (photo)
Step Two (photo)
Step Three (photo)
Advanced: Make Online Collages
4 ZOOM Canva Group Sessions
Organize an ONLINE EXHIBIT of your memorabilia.