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Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village

The Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village has been preserving and bringing to life our local history since 1984.
This picturesque museum invites visitors to look back at the turn of the century and experience what life was like for early residents. Step into the 19th century Bowron house kitchen and stay for some tea and warm cookies that have just come out of the cook-stove; don’t be late for class as you stroll to the S.S. Stanhope No. 9 school house, where you’ll learn a rule or two, and get to play with wooden toys and outdoor games; The beautiful hand hewn wood log Church and striking Sterling Bank building amongst other outbuildings offer visitors lots of spaces to explore and discover new things. Interactive exhibits and hands-on learning is offered daily.

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 Sunday May 13, 2018

12:00 noon and 2:00 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)
 A Hat Like No Other Tues May 15, 2018

Time TBD

Participants will learn the art of embellishment as they try their hand at ribbon work, felting and crepe paper flower making. Come decorate a Boater Hat for the Royal wedding on Saturday.
 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.


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