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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.

2019 Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village Programming

May to October

These are just some of the great interactive, educational displays available.

plate settingSaturday, May 18
Victoria Day 200th Anniversary
A day of teas and celebration with time-period music. Enjoy traditional sandwiches and tea in the 1866 Bowron House
Teas are offered 11am and 1pm. Admission by donation.




cooking at stoveLiving History daily activities that include: heritage cooking and gardening methods, turn of the century crafts/skills etc.






museum exhibitExhibition: Tools of the Past Exhibition | Sterling Bank
A selection from the museum collection of artifacts exhibited according to area of usage with challenging questions to visitors as to what it is along with other intriguing facts.





war of 1812 reenactmentJune 15
War of 1812 Re-enactment | Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
Re-enactment of camp life and training in an authentic time-period setting. Admission is by donation. Call for demonstration times.





flower poundingSaturday, August 3
Days of Old | Canadian Culture
This daylong event involves a number of activities with Canadian roots. Learn about crafts and making traditional food. Live music and games for the whole family. Admission is by donation.

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