In the past we have put together exhibits to offer our guests a look at artifacts that are not ordinarily on display in our heritage buildings.  If you think you’ve seen all there is to see at the museum village, check out these virtual versions of our past temporary exhibits:

Forging On 

Our new website is live!

What was it like to be a blacksmith? Learn about the history of the trade at “Forging ON: The Evolution of Blacksmithing in Ontario.” Available in both English and French, this innovative website features an interactive timeline that invites users to explore blacksmithing in Ontario, with dynamic videos that showcase blacksmiths at work.

Developed in partnership with Lang Pioneer Village, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Westfield Heritage Village, Grey Roots Museum and Archives and Fleming College.

This online project was developed with the support of the Digital Museums Canada investment program. Digital Museums Canada is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Click Here for our "Forging On" Virtual Exhibit!

Roots to Rebellion 


 Join our tour guide Millie on a journey through augmented reality, audio clips, and hands-on activities, as she unveils the untold stories of the Underground Railroad. Discover the struggles, triumphs, and the powerful legacy of Black Loyalists. Don’t miss this captivating experience!

Discover the roots of community building and the events that will lead into the 1837 Rebellion of Upper Canada. Learn about how and why people moved to Upper Canada, the early communities they built and why they choose to rebel against the government. Available in both English and French, explore our artifact and audio gallery, play some games and learn what it took to live in the 1830s.

Developed in partnership with Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum, Mackenzie House (Toronto History Museums), Fort York National Historic Site (Toronto History Museums) Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society (Black Mecca Museum), Archives of Ontario, Canadian Race Relations and the Government of Ontario.

This online project was developed with the support of the Digital Access to Heritage program. Digital Access to Heritage is managed by the Museum Assistance Program, through the Government of Canada.

Website - EN

Website - FR


spy in tke skySpy in the Sky!

Learn about the experiences of Milton N. Pegg as a pilot in the First World War. Maps, photographs and artifacts illustrate his amazing journey with the Royal Flying Corp.

Read The Story of Pickering’s WW1 Pilot Milton N. Pegg. For more information, contact Ellen Tayles


Auguste Toulmouche - VanityThrough The Looking Glass

Was there anything that men and women at the turn of the century would not do in the name of fashion and beauty? Explore historic beauty trends, fashion follies, and their consequences.

Read Through the Looking Glass. For more information, contact Ellen Tayles



A Family Story: The Rebellion Box of Asahel Scott

Prisoner Box

The Rebellion of 1837 was a turbulent time in Canada's history, and Pickering's founding fathers played a significant role.  Asahel Hawley Scott was one of the men who followed the local Rebellion captain, Peter Matthews, to Montgomery's Tavern in Toronto on December 6, 1837. Step inside to see how that decision changed his life, and the future of Canada.

Read Family Story: The Rebellion Box of Asahel Scott. For more information, contact Ellen Tayles.