From The Director & Senior Curator

Dear BSM Community,

We are being asked to close once again. I first want to express our sincere wishes that you and your families are all safe. I also want to reassure you that the museum team is well and that we are taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves and our community, including keeping the museum closed until it is safe to welcome you back.

We very much appreciate the central role museums play in our society, especially during this time. Since the pandemic began, we have been hard at work innovating new ways to engage with you through social media and online resources, which include our Salon Series lectures, storytime videos, Step into the BSM weekly blogs, popular colouring sheets, in addition to our daily social media posts, trivia and our extremely popular Off the Shelf TikTok/Reels series.

Until we can welcome you back to the museum in-person, please stay well and continue to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and visit our YouTube and IGTV channels. Feel free to offer comments or ideas about how we can best serve you at this difficult time by contacting

For weekly updates about what the museum is doing, please join our e-newsletter mailing list and be sure to check back for updates here on our website.

Wishing you and yours the very best,

Elizabeth Semmelhack
Director & Senior Curator

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