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Time travel couldn't be easier for you or your family. We offer year round,
award-winning special events and productions.

Check out our Community Calendar for more great events.

Night at the Museum ~ A History in Action Saturday

August 2, 2014
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This Saturday is totally active and it's in the evening, with a site-wide game of Capture the Flag.  In honour of the centennial of the start of WWI (which began August 8, 1914), the theme of the night's game is The Great War, with the Allies vs. the Axis.  But because it's 2014, we'll let you use whatever you want to build your strategy, including cell phones!  Come out and join the game!

$5.00 per person.  Free for Season Pass Holders.

Amazing Pioneer Race ~ A History in Action Saturday

August 9, 2014
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Complete with detours, roadblocks, and a fast forward, come out to see if you can complete the race first!  (Tip:  you might want to call out your friends and family, so they can join you or compete against you!)  We'll be timing the teams and judging the completion of the tasks, and keeping a leader board in the Gift Shop and even on Facebook.  Who says history is boring!

Timber, Trails, and Trekking ~ A History in Action Saturday

August 16, 2014
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Explore the great outdoors of our museum village site.  We'll be running creek walking activities, orienteering, forest fun, and interpretive hikes.  Get out and get active!

Night at the Museum ~ A History in Action Saturday

August 23, 2014
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This Saturday is totally active and it's in the evening, with a site-wide game of Capture the Flag.  We're reprising the evening game, but with a change of theme:  The Rebellion of 1837!  The teams this night will be the Rebels vs. the Family Compact.  And again, since it's 2014, and not 1837, we'll let you use whatever you want to build your strategy, including cell phones!  Come out and join the game!

Keep the Home Fires Burning ~ A History in Action Saturday

August 30, 2014
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Great Britain declared war on Germany on August 8, 1914, and suddenly Canada was at war.  Pickering's boys signed up, some never to return again.  Find out what those left behind did to support their boys at the front.  From ration recipes, to local propaganda, come out and get a taste of how Pickering kept the home fires burning. 

Spirit of Rebellion

September 6, 2014
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Every September, PMV presents its dramatic play, "A Spirit Walk:  Call to Rebellion" about Pickering's part in the 1837 Rebellion.  Come out and learn more about how this march changed government in Canada forever, and the sacrifices our community's families made for political change.  See our museum's treasured rebellion box, and learn how these amazing trinkets were handcrafted by the rebels in Toronto Jail.  Also enjoy our temporary exhibit:  "A Family Story:  The Asahel Scott Box".

A Spirit Walk

September 12, 13, 19, and 20, 2014
September 11 and 18, 2014 (students only)  Teachers, book your class now!

Join Backwoods Players for this award-winning dramatic play of the events that led to the Rebellion of 1837 and how Pickering took part.  Tickets go on sale April 1 and cost $18.00.

Hallowe'en Harvest

October 26, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Capture the flavour of fall and celebrate Hallowe'en in our pioneer community with heritage food, crafts, and activities.  See the fortune teller and listen to ghost stories.  Includes the Gas & Steam Barn at full tilt!  Enter the Pickering Museum Village Foundation's annual Rubber Duckie Race.  Fall fun for the family.

Christmas in the Village

December 7, 2014
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Visit with the inhabitants of the pioneer village as they share their holiday customs.  Enjoy Scottish Hogmanay, Welsh traditions, Victorian English Christmas celebrations, Squire Jonathan's Christmas Ball, and walk in the woods to see how Pickering's first settlers struggled in the wilderness.  Backwoods Players presents the Duffins Creek Sunday School Pageant free with admission.