Pioneer Week

Pioneer Week

The 53rd annual Pioneer celebrations are back! This year we are celebrating history with Pioneer Week. Join us at one of our Pioneer Week events - with fun pioneer themed workshops for adults and kids, video content, and take-home craft kits, there is something fun for everyone.

 

Schedule of Events

Saturday Oct. 3

  • 10 a.m. - noon: Pioneer Kids Day
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Rug Hooking with Betty Calvert
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Pick-up for Pioneer Craft Kit

Sunday Oct. 4

  • 10 a.m. - noon: Pioneer Kids Day
  • 2 - 4 p.m.: Adult Workshop Fraktur Folk Art

Monday Oct. 5

  • 10 a.m. - noon: Adult Workshop Early Settler Home Remedies

Tuesday Oct. 6

  • 10 a.m. - noon: Embroidery Club Meeting

Wednesday Oct. 7

  • 7 - 9 p.m.: Invisible Pioneers Lecture

Friday Oct. 9

  • 7 - 9 p.m.: Adult Workshop Willow Wreath Making

Saturday Oct. 10

  • 10 a.m. - noon: Pioneer Kids Day 

 

Activity Descriptions

Pioneer Kids Craft Day
Bring history to life at a Pioneer Kids Craft Day. Register for one of the fun sessions to create four wonderful pioneer crafts, from candle dipping to nature crafts and more!

  • Cost: $15/child (includes four crafts). Each registration includes 1 child and 1 accompanying adult.
  • Registration: Each registration includes 1 child and 1 accompanying adult. Register online to reserve your spot, pre-registration required.
  • Location: Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville)
     

Pioneer Craft Kit
Celebrate Pioneer Day from you own home! Take home a craft kit to try your hand at fun Early Settler Handicrafts.

  • Cost: $10/kit
  • Registration: Register online to reserve your spot, pre-registration required.
  • Location: Pick up at Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville)
     

Rug Hooking Basics with Betty Calvert

Rug hooking is an art form where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff backing. In this hands-on class, learn the basics of rug hooking while you work on your own small project.

This is an introduction to the art of Traditional Rug Hooking. What started as our ancestors making mats to warm their floors has become a complex and beautiful artform. Instructor Betty Calvert will guide you through all the basic techniques: from materials, design and starting your own rug.

  • All materials provided. Beginners welcome!
  • Cost: $35
  • Registration: Register online to reserve your spot, pre-registration required.
  • Location: Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville)
     

Fraktur Folk Art: Watercolour Painting

Join us at the museum to learn about Fraktur Folk Art. Fraktur is a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Canadian Mennonite settlers between 1740 and 1860. Drawn in ink and watercolour,

Fraktur means ‘broken script’, named for its unique calligraphy style. Learn about this distinctive art form and try your hand at Fraktur Drawing!

  • All materials provided. Beginners welcome!
  • Cost: $25
  • Registration: Register online to reserve your spot, pre-registration required.
    Location: Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville)
     

Embroidery Club Meeting

The Embroidery Club is meeting at the Museum. Each member will be working on their own project. Come check out the wide variety of techniques on display!

  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Drop in
  • Location: Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville)


Early Settler Home Remedies

Join us at the museum to learn about the history of household remedies and the Canadian hospital system. Explore the remedies from your grandmother’s recipe book. Then, try your hand at mixing some of your own early settler remedies.

  • All materials provided. Beginners welcome!
  • Cost: $25
  • Registration: Register online to reserve your spot, pre-registration required.
  • Location: Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St, Beamsville)
     

Lecture: Invisible Pioneers

Explore the voices and stories of the women that came to the Lincoln area in the early 1800s. Historically overlooked, these women share an experience that is now being uncovered and explored.

Join Mary Lou Garr, as she discusses the important role of women in Lincoln in the 1800s, and the lives they led. With information gleaned from diaries, letters and other archives, Invisible Pioneers presents acknowledges the stories of the people who were left out of official records. 

Presented by the Friends of Lincoln’s History.

  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Register online to reserve your spot, pre-registration required
  • Location: Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville)
     

Willow Wreath Making

Early settlers decorated their homes with what they found and what they made. Transform your home for the fall with a stunning willow wreath. Learn how to weave your wreath and decorate it with fall foliage and accents.

  • All materials provided. Beginners welcome!
  • Cost: $45
  • Registration: Register online to reserve your spot, pre-registration required.
  • Location: Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (4996 Beam St., Beamsville)
     

Follow @culturelincolnon Facebook & Instagram for Pioneer Week video content
 

Register online here

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