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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.

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

Saturday April 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Sunday April 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Saturday April 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Sunday April 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Once again Backwoods Players is delighted to present a dessert theatre: guests will be treated to delicious sweets, tea and coffee and then swept away into J.M. Barrie's bittersweet play The Old Lady Shows Her Medals. As part of the PMV's ongoing commemoration of World War 1, Backwoods honours both the veterans of that war and those on the home front. In this WW1 era play, Mrs. Dowey is entertaining three friends who boast proudly of their sons' prowess at the front. Mrs. Dowey, who is childless but wants to share in their glory, pretends to have a son named Kenneth and when the curate arrives with a stray soldier named, coincidentally, Kenneth Dowey, the complications begin.  The play will be presented at Brougham Hall.  Tickets cost $20 and are on sale now.  You can purchase tickets online at the eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Mother's Day Tea

May 10, 2015
12:00 pm or 2:30 pm seating ~ both times SOLD OUT

Dads, have we got an idea for you!  Book early to bring your mom, and your children's mom to a luncheon out, just for them!  Pickering Museum Village's Redman House will be the tea room for you to honour the women in your family.  Tea, sandwiches, and sweets are on the menu for this special day.  Every mother will receive a small token at her table.  Tickets are $25 a person and  are on sale now.  Sold out for 2015!

Capture the Flag

June 6, 2015
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Bring your friends!  Bring your family!  Join us for a site wide game of Capture the Flag.

Passion for Fashion

June 13, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

We're all about threads this week.  We will have quilts on display, along with wool carding, dyeing and spinning demonstrations, sewing, knitting, needle arts and more!  Check out fashion through Pickering's history in the Rural Runway.  Join us to explore the world of fashion!

Once Upon a Saturday

June 20, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

A day of stories and fun!  Bring your teddy bear and a picnic to join us for a teddy bear picnic.  We will even have a teddy bear first aid station.  Backwoods Players present "Lady Audrey's Secret" free with admission.

Summer Solstice Suppers

June 20 and 27, 2015
6:30 pm

World-class humour is served up alongside a full course meal circa 1850.  This limited seating event promises an evening you won't soon forget.  Your evening includes interacting with your costumed hostess as she prepares an authentic mid-1800s meal, the quaint ambiance of the museum village's rural inn, 19th century amusements, and a full course meal based on the season.  Tickets are $60 a person and are on sale now.  You can purchase tickets online at the eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Museum Minecraft

June 27, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  Join us for our live version of the computer game Minecraft.  Mine for resources throughout the village and craft your items to get through our levels.  To finish all levels of our game may take 3 hours, so bring your lunch and spend the day!

Ontario County Ball

July 4, 2015
Watch for this page for details about our exciting new event, the Ontario County Ball!  Starting March 1 you can purchase tickets online at the eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Blue Ribbon Baking

July 11, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Come sample your way through the village and vote for your favourite baked good at the General Store.

Totally Tea

July 18, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Today is all about tea.  Have some fun, dress for tea, and join us in our Hat & Fascinator Competition!  Sample different teas, learn some tea etiquette, and listen to the Village Singers. 

Scandals and Scoundrels

July 25, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

News worthy tales from Pickering's past will be explored this Saturday, including performances by Backwoods Players.

Capture the Flag

August 1, 2015
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Bring your friends!  Bring your family!  Join us for a site wide game of Capture the Flag.

Museum Minecraft

August 8, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Did you miss our June Museum Minecraft?  Join us for our live version of the computer game Minecraft.  Mine for resources throughout the village and craft your items to get through our levels.  To finish all levels of our game may take 3 hours, so bring your lunch and spend the day!

Harvest Suppers

August 8 and 15, 2015
6:30 pm

World-class humour is served up alongside a full course meal circa 1850.  This limited seating event promises an evening you won't soon forget.  Your evening includes interacting with your costumed hostess as she prepares an authentic mid-1800s meal, the quaint ambiance of the museum village's rural inn, 19th century amusements, and a full course meal based on the season.  Tickets are $60 a person and are on sale now.  You can purchase tickets online at the eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Colours of the Garden

August 22, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Take a tour of the museum gardens.  Taste the harvest from the gardens. 

Amazing Pioneer Race

August 29, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

You have seen the television show, now it's your turn!  With detours, road blocks, and even a fast forward it is fun for the whole family.  Compete as a family team or compete against your family or challenge your friends to the race.  Who will finish the race first this year?

A Spirit Walk

September 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2015
September 17 and 24, 2015 (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 cost $20.00 and  are on sale now.  You can purchase tickets online at the eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Hallowe'en Hijinks

Saturday October 24, 2015
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.  Hallowe'en fun for the family. 

Christmas in the Village, Winter in the Woods

Sunday December 6, 2015
12:00 pm - 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 a 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.