Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

“Museums Alive and Exciting” ~ “Dispelling the Myths” ~ The Museums of Prince Edward County ... Scoop continues

"We continue our “SCOOP” with The Museums of Prince Edward County ~ Jennifer Lyons, Head Curator ~ Museums …
The Museums of Prince Edward County ~ Jennifer Lyons, Head Curator ~ Museums
Ameliasburgh Heritage Village
Ontario Heritage Visited ~ Ontario Visited
At Ameliasburgh Heritage Village – it’s all about food on “Taste the Heritage” day, June 7th, and this year’s theme is “Let Them Eat Cake”…September 6th, Labour Day Weekend, the site is having “Heritage Activity Day” – where various 19th century trades will be on display; there will also be music and a good old fashioned corn roast.  Christmas at Macaulay House is a particularly special time with “Wassail by Candlelight” on November 21st, 22nd, 28th and December 5th. The house will be abuzz with our heritage interpreters, offering enticing scenes of an authentic 1850s holiday season.
Living history dispels the myth that museums and heritage sites are fusty, dusty and boring!  Here in Prince Edward County, it’s an effective way of celebrating the unique heritage of our community in contemporary ways that truly feel “alive” for our visitors.  We hope you will join us this season!
Ontario Visited has travelled to the past previously while visiting Ameliasburgh Heritage Village. Here is a small taste of our experience … “we walked out of the centre into another world! The whole museum compound was alive with 18th century settlers. As we took in the whole scene, we saw various types of tent structures scattered throughout the museum grounds. It had been cold the previous evening and there was still a chill in the air. Many re-enactors were huddled under blankets or heavy coats. The cold, however, did not dampen their spirits. This was the first re-enactment of the year and everyone had come prepared for whatever Mother Nature had to offer. All around us re-enactors, men, women and children, were preparing for the up coming day. Open pit fires were burning in front of many of the tents and the smell of brewing coffee filled the air. Excitement and anticipation was all around us. We stopped to talk to some of the re-enactors”.
Ameliasburgh Heritage Village
Ontario Heritage Visited ~ Ontario Visited

Finally, if you wish to enjoy more, you can check out our other Ontario Visited websites “WAR OF 1812 CELEBRATIONS”; Ontario Heritage Visited; Ontario Attractions Visited and Ontario Communities Visited to catch up on some “MUSEUMS”, “National and Ontario Historical Sites”, “Battle Re-enactments”, Pioneer Villages, Attractions and “Living History” articles.
“Living History” is ‘ALIVE” in Ontario. You can even check out our Ontario Fairs Visited articles. Agriculture itself it “history” and it most definitely is “living”! We encourage you, your families, and your neighbours to embrace all that Ontario has to offer during this MUSEUM MONTH of May and throughout the entire year! Enjoy!
We welcome you to check out the schedule of events, programming and activities at http://www.pecounty.on.ca/.

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