BEATING THE PANDEMIC WITH LIVE VIRTUAL TOURS

Saskatoon, SK, February 24th 2021 – The Saskatoon Museum of Military Artifacts is excited to announce their collaboration with the History Squad to launch live, virtual tours that will enable visitors to enjoy the museum in safety, from the comfort of their own home.

SMOMA and the History Squad have joined forces to create a positive impact on Saskatchewan communities.  Local schools, seniors’ groups and community organizations can now book a live, virtual tour that will deliver an effective learning experience and enable them to safely connect with their heritage.   

Because of the current pandemic restrictions, they decided to bring their collection online, but with a difference.  Unlike most virtual museum tours, visitors will be able to listen live and ask questions in real time.  Using the unique talents of Kevin Hicks (History Squad), local history will be brought to life through fascinating stories and intriguing artifacts that fill the museum.  

“Our visitor numbers have been badly hit this past year, but now we’re proud and delighted to be able to open our doors (online) to show people our collection, and to do it in a way that will really engage and fascinate audiences.  We’re so lucky to be partnered with the History Squad. Kevin is a great storyteller.  Groups are always enthralled with his stories, knowledge and passion for all things military & history.”  Shirley Timpson

Groups can book a private tour of the museum with Kevin, via Zoom, GoogleMeet or other virtual video platforms.  Tours will be free, but as a charitable organisation, donations to the museum will be gratefully accepted.  In addition the museum deliver mini-tours via Facebook live, so be sure to follow them on Facebook for details. 

These tours are a unique resource for anyone wanting to build their knowledge of local and world history.

Tours can last up to an hour, including Q&A time, and are available on Thursdays between 1pm-3.30pm. Tours cost $50.  To book a timeslot, email admin@smoma.ca

About History Squad:  History Squad founder and British veteran, Kevin Hicks began volunteering at the Saskatoon Museum of Military Artifacts when he arrived in Saskatoon from the UK, in May 2019.  Kevin has an uncanny knack for teaching history in a fun, fascinating and relevant way.  Transporting audiences back in time through dynamic storytelling, unique artifacts and hands-on learning, people can engage with history in a whole new way.

For further information about the virtual tours, please contact us via email.