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Holiday Programming – Winter Frolic

*Please note that the Museum will be open on Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29 during Holiday Programming.

Come to the Museum to discover A Pioneer Winter! Walk through a pioneer homestead-themed display in the Learning Centre. See how a Canadian pioneer family may have decorated its home, burned fuels for warmth and homemade candles for light, prepared wool for clothing, and made handmade toys for gift giving.

Also, visitors can enjoy our gingerbread house village which will be on display for viewing and judging. Then, for a tasty treat, join us in our demonstration kitchen to bake soft ginger cookies as well as candy cane cookies, and learn how to make ginger honey lemon tea while discovering the history of ginger. Don’t forget to stop by our printmaking craft corner, visit the animals in the barns and check out the other demonstrations being offered!

Holiday recipes:


Learning Centre

Pioneer Winter Homestead (ongoing)

Learn about the pioneer winter lifestyle by walking in their shoes. Get ready to roll up your sleeves to do chores such as milking, pumping water, and wool carding. Your pioneer guide will explain the array of pioneer tools, props and artifacts on display in the very humble and cozy Pioneer Winter Homestead. To top off the pioneer experience, children can also try on a pioneer costume!

Gingerbread House Village (ongoing)

Making gingerbread houses have become a popular holiday tradition for many families. Visit our gingerbread house village display and vote for your favourite house. Learn about the history of the gingerbread house along the way.

Enter our Gingerbread House contest for families.

Demonstration Kitchen (Exhibitions area)

Soft Ginger Cookies (10:00 and 1:30)

Join us in the demonstration kitchen and learn how to bake these delicious classic holiday cookies. Discover why ginger has been so popular and used for thousands of years.

Candy Cane Cookies (11:00 and 3:00)

Our youngest visitors are invited to help make this easy holiday classic. Learn a few fun facts about the origins of the candy cane while you sample this delectable treat.

Ginger Honey Lemon Tea Making (12:00)

Discover what ginger is, where it’s from, its history and all the different ways in which it is used. Visitors are invited to help make and sample this flavourful tea.

Small Animal Barn (Classroom)

Printmaking Holiday Craft (ongoing)

Kids and adults alike are invited to participate in creating beautiful winter themed cards at our printmaking corner. Children will also delight in reading our selection of winter themed books.

Other Demonstrations

9:30  Rabbit Care
10:30  Meet the Chickens
11:30  Meet the Flock Guardians
2:00  Cow Care
4:00 Afternoon Milking
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