Workstudy Profile: Lor Garry
Hello, my name is Lor Garry and I’m an Education Assistant at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. I have been working at the Museum since September 2013 as part of the Work Study program through Western University.Previously, I have had other teaching-related positions, such as at the Children’s Museum as a Day Camp Counselor and other tutoring and mentoring programs, but I wanted to branch out and get involved with an organization with a more specific focus. I have always been really interested in history, so I thought that getting involved with educational programming at the Museum would build upon my previous skills and take me in a new direction.
My favourite part about working at the Museum is leading educational programs for multiple age groups. It’s great to see how kids of different grades engage with the tours and activities differently, and I love to teach the kids about First Nations history. The Museum programming really does a good job of engaging the kids by balancing educational tours with hands-on activities such as crafts which further reinforces their learning. In addition, being a staff member in an archaeology museum has also broadened my understanding of history and has made me more interested in learning about archaeological processes and discovering the past. I also really enjoy working with the staff at the museum, as they are extremely supportive, intelligent, and always inspire me to create new ideas.
I would encourage people to visit the Museum to learn more about the history of London, Ontario. Even though there are many educational programs and birthday parties here hosted for children, the Museum is for people of all ages to come and learn about the history of their community.