Family Heritage Day a fun time for all ages

February 10, 2017


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Share in an exciting day of fun and exploration designed for the whole family. 

Family Heritage Day on February 20th will be an interactive day of fun activities at the Museum that features the skills, talents, and pastimes of pioneer settlers of Bruce County.

Model railroads a hit with young and young-at-heart (file photo)

Visitors will have the chance to meet a real team of sled dogs, view craft artisans demonstrating hand spinning, weaving, rug hooking, rope making, historic woodworking, and lace making, see how a fiddle is made, and help run a model railroad track.

 Sled dogs are always popular (file photo)

Mary Foley and Celtic Academy Canada will also be demonstrating Irish Ceili dancing and holding participatory workshops from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Visitors can also enjoy ‘Eldon John’, a fiddle and guitar duo, and Jerrold Beech, teller of funny and amusing outdoor stories, throughout the day.

A cash lunch counter will be available between 11:30 to 1:30 pm.

“Family Heritage Day is an exciting day at the Bruce County Museum,” says Adrienne Mason, Program Coordinator. “The vendors showcase amazing works, and I’m very excited to have the Celtic dance workshops here this year as they’re a unique opportunity to experience Celtic culture in what was one of the last Gaelic-speaking areas in Ontario.

Young and old alike will enjoy the activities for Family Heritage Day, and will have a chance to celebrate Canada and Bruce County’s unique heritage.”

On Family Heritage Day, visitors can also check out all the exhibits in the Museum while enjoying the variety of fun activities – entrance is by general admission and, as always, is free for Members.

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The Museum is also holding its one-day-only annual Membership sale with 10% off Membership purchases or renewals.

Members of the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre enjoy free admission all year long, special invitations to exhibit openings and events, admission discounts on special event programming – plus, members are eligible for free admission with our partner Museums in the Cultural Access Pass program at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Waterloo Region Museum, Simcoe County Museum, and the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol.

Museum Business Manager, Janice Mewhinney (L) accepts sponsorship from OPG's Lynda Cain

Family Heritage Day is proudly sponsored by Ontario Power Generation and 92.3 The Dock.

For more information on Family Heritage Day or any event coming up at the Bruce County Museum, please contact (519) 797-2080 or visit www.brucemuseum.ca 

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