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Bobcaygeon goes back in time for Settlers Day

It’s like stepping back in time. Riding horse and buggy, fiddle music in the air while fur trappers display their wares.

Kawartha Settlers’ Village, Settlers Day gives the public a chance to experience life as a pioneer in the 1800’s.

Hundreds of people turned out on Sunday to see what it’s all about. Marie Allan and her husband came all the way from Bracebridge for the day. ” We came for the old fashioned car show, it’s beautiful. I can’t believe all the old stuff. We ere talking to a lady who said one of the homes was her grandmothers house, so interesting.”

The village was established in 1990 to preserve the history and culture of the Bobcaygeon area which was slowly disappearing. Today, the Village is run by the Kawartha Region Arts and Heritage Society.

Lindsay from Bobcaygeon can’t believe this is so close to home ” It’s interesting to see how times were way back when. We have a log home to so it makes it sort of real”

It’s located on what was once a thriving family farm at 85 Dunn Street in Bobcaygeon. It is now home to an amazing collection of over 20 historic homes and buildings.

If you are looking for something unique to do for the kids this summer Kawartha Settlers’ Village hosts two different camps during the summer: four sessions, each a week long of “settlers’” camps and two sessions, each a week long of “art” camps.  All of the camps runs 9am-4pm for kids age 6-10.

The camp is focused on introducing children to the life and times of our ancestors through encouraging them to participate in pioneer activities and chores. Throughout the course of the week, children are able to participate in various activities including a full tour of Kawartha Settlers’ Village, arts and crafts, hands on activities such as baking bread and butter making, demonstrations such as shearing sheep, and more!

Kawartha Settlers Village is open daily from May to September for 10am to 4pm.

For more information click here:http://www.settlersvillage.org


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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