The Great White North Comes South for Summer
“This is the first time the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame has sent its interactive exhibit to the United States,” stated National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHF&M) Executive Director Stephen Whittington. “I am excited that the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum was selected to host the exhibit. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to learn in depth about the significance of mining in Canada.”
And so it goes, homage to the neighbors from The Great White North as the mining museum stays true to its mission to tell the story about mining, its people, and its importance to the American public.
The new traveling exhibit is based on one permanently installed in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, and features two large touch-screen monitors and two additional monitors that allow visitors to learn about Canada’s mining industry and its luminaries. The exhibit’s text and audio are available in both English and French.
Visitors can view biographies and photographs of 154 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductees who have advanced the industry through exploration, building corporations, technical contributions, or supporting contributions. The exhibit also includes short videos about extraction of minerals and their usage in agriculture and cooking, communications, energy, house and home, medicine, recreation and sports, and transportation. Minerals described are potash, nickel, copper, silver, coal, zinc, gold, lead, uranium, titanium, tungsten, iron, and magnesium.
The Canadian exhibit is on display through early September. The museum is open year-round. Information about the NMHF&M can be accessed at www.mininghallofame.org.