Behind the Scenes by Mia Skelling …

Hi! My name is Mia Skelling and I am a 11th grade student at ESCEB here in Mattawa. I enjoy reading, playing video games and learning new things. I am very excited to work with Alex and Mariah at the museum and on new virtual exhibits!


This week we finished cleaning up the workroom in the basement and managed to clear enough room so that we can move around. Here’s a before and after of the room.

Before…
After…

We also did a sort of scavenger hunt on Wednesday to try and find artifacts listed on the catalogue cards. We spent most of the day on the 2nd floor finding artifacts and taking pictures of them to document them in Past Perfect, our museum collection management software.


I have also started researching the history of the Champlain Theatre for a virtual exhibit I will be working on! Did you know that Remi Gravelle used to operate his barber shop in the theatre lobby?


Stay tuned for next week to hear more from Alex on what she’s been up to!