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Our Virtual 1950's Museum

Museum School Connections

 The grades two and three students were immersed into the 1950's!  Along with studying Henry Huggins, By Beverly Clearly, students built a 1950's town in the classroom including a malt shop and even a black and white linoleum floor!  The children spent considerable time at the Glenbow Museum in a week-long immersion at Museum School, and connected with twenty schools from all over North America in our Museum Connections project as they shared their museum journeys with one another.  This included chatting online with Museum experts from all over North America!


What you will need...

The virtual tour of our museum uses QuickTime Virtual Reality technology and VR Worx software to allow you to move around in the room and pick up and examine artifacts. It's not as good as the real thing, but you can use the Virtual 1950's Museum to learn more about the 1950's and the artifacts that tell so much about this incredible period in history.  These grades two and three children took all of the 2500 photos, and even created most of the "object movies."

You will need a minimum of QuickTime3  and the QuickTime Plug In for Netscape installed on your Mac or Windows computer to view the panorama and object movies on these pages. You can get the QuickTime 6 player along with directions for installing and using them, by clicking here. It's free for both Mac and Windows.

Set your monitor to thousands of colors (16-bit) or millions of colors (24-bit) to ensure the best quality images.

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