Wednesday May 18th is International Museum Day and the Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society (CIMAS) would like to share what this day signifies.
“The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, ‘Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.’” http://network.icom.museum/international-museum-day/
This year the theme of International Museum Day is Museums and Cultural Landscapes. Cultural landscapes are always in flux, changing as the people and the places they live in change. Volunteers of CIMAS work to preserve the cultural heritage of the people of Cortes so to better understand the forces at work shaping our present cultural landscape. On this day as on all other days the Museum welcomes you to come and learn about Cortes history and share our excitement as we create the new “Big Tree Exhibit”. This exhibit will celebrate the iconic old growth fir tree that fell last summer on Bartholomew Road and explore how the loss of old growth trees affects the ecosystem. As always the Museum is interested in hearing your stories and sharing the ones we have collected. On Wednesday May 18th, drop by and share a cup of tea and cookies with us.