The Garden of the Gulf Museum presented a new activity for the 2020 season, A Pathway to the Past, which was developed by our Development Coordinator and Museum Tour Guides with help from Revolution Media.
A Pathway to the Past was an 8-part clue scavenger hunt within walking distance of the Garden of the Gulf Museum that provided clues about historic buildings, homes, or landmarks in close proximity to the Garden of the Gulf Museum. The scavenger hunt tested knowledge of the area while the participant guessed at clues and explored the beautiful city of Montague in Three Rivers,PE, all while learning historical information about the historic buildings, houses and landmarks in the scavenger hunt.
The cost for the scavenger hunt was $5 per person or $20 for a group of 4 people or a family of up to 5 members, with registration at the museum during its open hours. Once registered, individuals or teams were given a link to a website which was accessible and the hunt completed on their phone, as it was meant to be a walking scavenger hunt. Answers for the clues were entered as either the physical address of the location, IE: 564 Main Street OR the current business operating from the location, IE: Garden of the Gulf Museum.
Clue answers were verified by the website and once teams had answered all clues correctly, they were eligible for one entry for a chance to win a prize basket to be drawn for at the end of the season with prizes from local merchants.
During the Pathway to the Past, participants were also guided towards local businesses in the area. By taking a picture and posting to social media platforms either Facebook or Instagram, tagging/mentioning the business in the clue and the Garden of the Gulf Museum scavenger hunt, the participants gained 1 extra entry for each social media post that mentioned the correct business and the Garden of the Gulf Museum on social media.
The Garden of the Gulf Museum wishes to thank everyone who participated in this new educational, family-oriented, friendly event hosted by the Garden of the Gulf Museum.