Port museum tour for visually impaired

Posted by Jamie Lee on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

The Tribune

The blind, and people with limited vision, can take a tactile tour of Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum later this month.

Assistant curator Michelle Mason said Diane Gallinger, of Jordan Heritage Resources, will be using description and tactile objects, part of an interpretive technique.

The museum was made more accessible earlier this year with a new lobby area and wheelchair ramp.

Mason said the tours, which can accommodate four people, are part of increasing accessibility for all patrons.

“The touch tour of (the exhibit) Dress to Impress – A Century of Fashion will take about two hours.”

Mason said Gallinger has been collecting original women’s costumes for more than 20 years. Her collection includes 300 gowns and accessories dating from 1775 to 1914.

The tactile tour takes place on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the museum at 286 King St.

 
 
 

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