Thursday, August 14, 2014

Amaizing Maze at The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

A photo of the Threshing machine  photo taken from
Transport your family back in time to the 1920's and 1930's by visiting the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, located approx. 30 minutes from the city of Ottawa.  If you visit on August 31, included with regular admission, you will have the chance to experience the annual harvest: crops of sunflowers, potatoes and pumpkins that were planted earlier in the year.

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)

For more information on this and to stay up to date on other events at CHVM, please visit their Facebook page.

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  1. Thanks for all the great day trip ideas in the Ottawa area! Sometimes when you live in your city for a long time you forget how much there is to do!

  2. have never been to a maze before, it looks like it would be lots of fun

  3. mazes are so much fun.

  4. That sounds like a great family activity! I've only gone to corn mazes of the haunted variety haha


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