Programming & Events

Corn Maze *NEW*

We are excited to announce a special new activity at the Museum: our very first corn maze! The maze opens on August 14th, and is available every day during daylight hours until mid-October. Thank you to Kevin Yuill for your generous supply of corn seed.

FAQ:

  • Is there an entry fee? There is not a set entry fee, but there is a donation box at the entrance archway. Your support allows us to offer the corn maze next year! Corn maze entrance is included with Museum admission (no extra donation required)
  • Do I need to make an appointment to go into the maze? No. But we do ask that you practice social distancing while inside the maze. To avoid busy times, we recommend visiting during the week or early in the morning.
  • When is the corn maze open? The corn maze is available August 14th to mid-October. It is open during daylight hours, 7 days a week.
  • When is the rest of the Museum open? Summer hours are 7 days a week (10am-5pm), Autumn hours are Fri-Sun (11am-3pm)
  • Can I visit the Museum and still enjoy the corn maze? Yes, but only when the Museum itself is open. If you just want to visit the corn maze, you may skip the museum visitor centre entrance and park by the corn maze (signs will direct you).

 

Community Mural Wall Project

This Summer, we launched our Community Mural Wall inside the Allis Chalmers Building to celebrate the life of the late Gilbert Vust. In the Winter, we gave out 600 6″x6″ MDF tiles to our local community to paint agricultural scenes to be made into a collective mosaic. The initial deadline to return the tiles was June 30, 2020. Due to Covid-19 and the closure of schools, we have extended the deadline to September 30, 2020, so that students can still participate!

Fright at the Museum Update

Due to rising case numbers and the consideration of public safety in the coming weeks, it is with great sadness that we announce that we will not be hosting Fright at the Museum this season. Typically, our Halloween event is planned months ahead, brings in over 700 visitors, and is facilitated by 50+ dedicated volunteers. It is our responsibility to keep our staff, volunteers, and visiting community safe during this uncertain time. We are deeply disappointed, but we look forward to next year’s spooky festivities.