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Museum Programming

2018 Programming

The Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village offers turn of century living history activities for all ages to enjoy. Each day offers a different activity. The Minden area was firstly a logging territory with attempts at agriculture. Men were at work in the bush most of the winter and spring. It was a tough living. Learn firsthand what life was like.

Event Title Date/Time Description
Winter in the Woods (Kids Camp)
Wed Jan 3 – Fri Jan 5, 2018

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Winter Holiday Kids Camp ages 7+
Catch the Cure Outreach Programming
Saturday Feb 17, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Did You Know”! Learn the history of pin-back buttons? How and why were pin-back buttons used for slogans, logos, businesses and campaigns? Come check out the Cultural Centre’s booth at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena during Catch the Cure.
 Mother’s Day Tea Saturday May 12, 2018

1:00 pm and 4:00 pm sittings

Call and get your tickets for our first Mother’s Day Tea. Guests will be invited into the Bowron home to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Don’t forget your hat. Costumed interpreters will tell the history of tea etiquette and customs. We may even do some tea leaf reading. (tickets go on sale Apr. 1st)
 Victoria Day Museum/Fashion Dictates Sat May 19, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Victoria Day weekend marks the museum’s opening for the season. Come and see the new fashion exhibit and the Royals display in the common room. Join a game of cricket on the Heritage green or have some tea at the Bowron House. Don’t forget your hat for the Royal wedding which we will be showing in the common room at noon.
 Minden Outreach Programming at the Minden Fair Sat June 9, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Minden museum will have a booth at the fair this year. Along with a display of artifacts visitors can try some pioneer games and enter to win a prize for “Name that artifact”.
 Heritage Textile Day Sat Aug 11, 2018

(Horticultural Society’s Garden Show at Arena)

Come celebrate the textile arts. Visitors can stroll through the grounds and the six heritage buildings, discovering and learning as demonstrator show them the various ways textiles were made in the past and continue to be made today.
 World War Display Sat Oct 13 to Sun Nov 13, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

World War I & World War II artifact display.
 Poppy Felting Workshop Sat Nov 3, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop-in, felt poppy pin workshop. Have you ever tried wet felting, Design and create your own unique felt poppy pins to wear during November. Lest we forget.