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Online Activities

There are three online activities for the Thunderbird Park site that highlight some of the museum’s archival collections. A hand operated printing press and samples of Victoria newspapers printed on it during the 1850's provide the starting place for a newspaper writing activity, where you write, proof and edit articles and advertisements for a revised edition of the December 11, 1858 British Colonist. Dr. Helmcken’s 19th century collection of medical instruments is the basis for an exploration of early medical technology in which you draw, predict and identify commonly used tools of the trade. The third activity introduces Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations’ turn of the century fishing technology by allowing you to “fish” for both salmon and cod.

Newspaper Activity

Medical Activity

Fishing Activity