Port Museum hosts third annual First Friday event

Photo submittedCome join the ‘Moonlight Masquerade’ this Friday night at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, a First Friday event from the Museums of Niagara Association.

The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum is holding a special party on Friday Sept. 1/2017. They will be hosting their third annual First Friday event.

“This year we chose the theme ‘Moonlight Masquerade’ as our theme to tie in how Sailors would have used the stars as a navigation tool,” Abbey Stansfield, the museum’s education programmer said.

The First Friday events by the Museums of Niagara Association are special social events meant to bring local adults back to the museums.

“The series was developed to appeal to people that wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to come to the museum what we have to offer,” Stansfield said. “That is what makes this important to the community an opportunity to show the culture of Port Colborne to a larger range of society.”

“This year we are going to have an escape room, scavenger hunt through the gallery, three different photo booth stations and live music by Moonfox,” she said. “We are encouraging guest to come in mask and if they do they will receive a ballot to win a prize.”

Stansfield tells a bit about the activities for the night.

“The escape room is going to be located in the school house. The theme is going to coincide with the Moonlight Masquerade theme by revolving around the night sky with puzzles involving the phases of the moon and celestial navigation,” she said. “The Scavenger Hunt will take place in the main gallery that is currently hosting our Photography 150 exhibit. The guests will be required to closely examine different pictures and artifacts throughout the exhibit in order to answer the prompted questions.”

The event is Friday Sept. 1/2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, 280 King St. Port Colborne. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.firstfridaysniagara.ca/ or at the museum. Price is $10 per ticket in advance or $12 at the door.



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