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While exploring the village, you will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the 1930's, and some of Ottawa's agriculture history as well. In addition to harvesting the crops, you will be able to see live demonstrations on threshing and learn how to preserve and pickle foods.
How much fun would it be for the family to get out and do something hands on like this? We have a small garden in our backyard with tomato's, basil and strawberries that the kids love to pick when they are ripe, but I am sure they would be thrilled to be part of something like this.
Enjoy 1920's and 1930's era snacks at the Village Canteen (complete with vintage packaging) - the canteen is not always open, so you are best to call ahead or be prepared with a bring your own picnic as back up.
In addition to the harvesting activities, there is a wonderful corn maze to try as well as the regular museum attractions (both indoor exhibits and outdoor)
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