Programming & Events

Prairie Sundays!

Prairie Sundays are back this Summer! You can take part in hands-on heritage activities at the Museum every Sunday in July and August (1:00-3:00pm). All activities are free with Museum admission and are delivered by living history demonstrators. 

  • July 5 – Ice Cream Making
  • July 12 – Potpourri Making
  • July 19 – Fun With Farm Animals
  • July 26 – Paper Making
  • August 2 – Herb Preservation
  • August 9 – Bannock Cooking
  • August 16 – Clay Oven Baking
  • August 23 – DIY Flower Crowns
  • August 30 – Candy Apple Making

Tea Party Tours

Have you ever thought about having a tea party with friends inside a heritage building? We offer a fun and immersive Tea Party Tour at the Museum during our Summer months!

Enjoy an intimate guided tour of the Museum with one of our living history interpreters, a private tea party area inside the heritage building of your choice, your choice of coffee/tea/iced tea/hot cocoa for the table, a selection of dainties, and a Victorian etiquette lesson! Tea Party Tours must be booked in advance, and are $4.00/person above regular Museum admission to cover food costs. Group sizes vary depending on heritage building space. 

Museum in the Moonlight – Aug 6th-7th

Bring your tent and camp outside on the vast Museum grounds amidst the many historic buildings – you choose your spot when you arrive. All activities will be facilitated by Museum staff and volunteers, to make your experience unforgettable! All activities/food are included with the $40 tenting fee.

  • Aug 6, 7:00pm – Arrival / Tent Set-up
  • Aug 6, 8:00pm – Night Scavenger Hunt
  • Aug 6, 9:00pm – Campfire Stories & Snacks
  • Aug 6, 10:00pm – Lights Out
  • Aug 7, 7:00am – Continental Breakfast
  • Aug 7, 8:00am – Tent Dismantling / Departure

Maximum 5 people per tent (some exceptions may apply for infants). Campers must pre-register before August 3rd at 5:00pm. A minimum of 4 tents is required to hold the event. Refunds will be available if the minimum amount of participants is not met or if the event is cancelled due to extreme weather/circumstances. Washrooms are available on site, and are sanitized by staff after every use. We ask all participants to practice safe social distancing during the event. BOOK HERE

Harvest Days at the Museum!

We are always incorporating hands-on heritage activities at the Museum to make your visit extra special! Join us in celebrating the end of Summer with Harvest Days! (Activities/Times are currently tentative) 

Our Craft Beer Night is a go! This 18+ event will kick off Harvest Days with craft beer tastings, live folk music, a corn maze scavenger hunt, and more. If you are interested in registering, please click the link below for more information, and to reserve tickets!

CRAFT BEER NIGHT TICKETS

 Community Mural 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!

 

Coming Soon...

We are excited to announce a special new activity at the Museum - our very first corn maze! The maze is not quite ready for visitors, but we are anticipating a mid-August opening. Thank you to Kevin Yuill for your generous supply of corn seed.