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Knee High by the First of July – An Online Exhibit

Posted on June 21, 2017 · Posted in Museum News

The Agassiz-Harrison Museum has received funding from the Virtual Museum of Canada’ s Community Stories Investment Program. An online exhibit, entitled Knee High by the First of July explores the cultivation and development of a crop that has ultimately fuelled the region’s large and successful dairy industry. Corn lies at the heart of the Agassiz-Harrison community.

With funding approved, the Museum will be undertaking work on the project this summer and through the fall and winter. Stay tuned to learn more about corn, the dairy industry and Agassiz-Harrison.

The Virtual Museum of Canada, managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada, is the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.

The Virtual Museum of Canada’s Community Stories Investment Program helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations work with their communities to develop virtual exhibits that engage online audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.