Projects

 

2011, our fourth year, continues to be our best and most engaging yet.

So far in 2011, we have:

  • Installed a butterfly kite display at the Canadian border Welcome Center in Windsor
     
  • Exhibited Dime Store kites in St. Placide, Quebec
     
  • Exhibited a Japanese kite exhibition at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center in Toronto.
     
  • We recently signed a 3 year Memorandum of Understanding with Park's Canada's Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Cape Breton.  Our first project has been the exhibition of kites that AGB would have seen on his 1910-11 world tour.  For more information, please click here.

2010
Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16 - Kites to Flight Symposium, Burlington, Ontario
Saturday, July 17 - Niagara Art & Culture Center Holman Walsh Event
Saturday, Feb 6 - Historical Kite Symposium  Burlington Ontario

2009:
- February 2nd - Monarch Butterfly kite making and flying, Winter Carnival, Burlington, Ontario
- Monarch ButterFLY A KITE weekend, September 12 & 12, 2009

CONTESTS
- Most interesting kite made from common household waste
- Most interesting kite made from natural materials in their natural state (Leaves, etc).

OTHER EVENTS
- Museum Opening - Saturday, June 28th, 2008
- Physically challenged workshop for professionals, and fly day for them

SYMPOSIUMS (Wish List to Work on)
- Pear/arch top kites making - possibly on Pelee, preferably at Williamsburg, Virginia. 
- Collector's weekend to share and explore collections of kite related items

The next two are one we should do in conjunction with air/military  museums to capture as much first hand knowledge as we can for the same reasons Ken Burn's did yet another series - because when they are dying too rapidly
- Garber Kites
- Gibson Girl Rescue Systems
 

Always open to ideas.


Thank you.

Copyright: www.thekitemuseum.com 2007