According to our visitors, the best thing that we do is connect them to one another. We facilitate shared experiences.
As the above graph shows, sharing time with family and friends is the “best thing” about visiting a cultural organization like a museum – more than twice as important as other reasons people enjoy museums. Although this data comes from the National Awareness, Attitudes, and Usage Study of over 98,000 adults in the United States, the trend is probably the same right here in the Waskesiu Heritage Museum.
Visitors come together in pairs, family groups, and extended family groups to our museum. They enjoy pointing out various things they see to each other. In the shack tent, we hear holidaying grandparents telling their grandchildren stories about when they used to stay in one. We hear children asking their parents questions about what the artifacts are and do. We enjoy hearing visitors talking, laughing, and sharing stories.
Another “best thing” we do at the WHM is provide volunteers and guides to talk with visitors about our museum. The local volunteers’ passion for Waskesiu shines through their interactions with our visitors. Connecting with people is important to a good experience in our museum.
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