Education Programs

Lang Pioneer Village Museum offers a variety of educational programs that correspond to the curriculum as set by the Ministry of Education. Visiting classes enjoy a hands-on experience with live demonstrations and activities in a historical setting. For more mature audiences, the Museum offers a variety of outreach programs highlighting an array of historic topics that are well-suited for interest groups.

Please be advised that our educational programs are very popular and do fill up quickly. We recommend that you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. For information on program availability, please contact 705-295-6694 ext. 5104 or e-mail experience@langpioneervillage.ca. For ease and convenience when booking, please provide the grade level, total number of students, as well as the school name and location in your e-mail inquiry.

Program Dates Offered Age Group Description Cost
Heritage Christmas Program November & December Grade 2/3 Rekindle the warmth and charm of a true pioneer Christmas with a visit to our historic village. This full day program, runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and helps students work towards expectations outlined in the “Traditions & Celebrations” and “Pioneer Life” strands of the curriculum
Students will:

  • Learn about the unique traditions early settlers brought with them from their homelands
  • Bake gingerbread cookies and make a Victorian holiday decoration
  • Spend some time in our 1886 schoolhouse and discover the differences between pioneer and modern classrooms
  • Travel to our Transportation Barn and see why winter was the best time of year to travel
$7.50 per student
Four (4) adult supervisors complimentary per class (includes teacher)
Additional adults $7.50 each
A Settler’s First Winter January & February Grade 2/3
Grade 7/8
Share in a pioneer’s adventure from leaving Great Britain, their arrival in Canada to a trial-filled first winter in Upper Canada. This is a full day program (10 am to 2 pm)
Students will:

  • Discuss how settlers adapted to their new land integrating Native methods of transportation and clothing
  • Moccasin making/snowshoeing weather permitting
$7.50 per student
Teacher and 3 adults complimentary per class
Additional adults $7.50 each
Spring School Tours Tuesday after Victoria Day to summer break All grades Lang Pioneer Village Museum provides an excellent opportunity for students and teachers to witness topics that have been discussed during their classroom pioneer studies. Students can meet and observe the activities of the blacksmith, storekeeper, printer and miller. They will be welcomed into the homes and businesses of the Village by our costumed interpreters and learn about the daily activities of a pioneer family. This is a full day program. Tours are self-guided and will take approximately four hours. $5 per student
Teacher and 3 adults complimentary per class
Additional adults $5 each
School Days Program Year round
(Excluding
May/June/
Nov/Dec)
All grades Exchange your modern classroom for our one-room 1886 Schoolhouse. Students and teacher can re-create a day in a 19th-century classroom. The South Lake School contains 14 useable two-seater desks, slates, two blackboards, an abacus, and a hand held bell. An informative pre-visit package will assist teachers in planning their day. $4 per student
Teacher and 3 adults complimentary per class
Additional adults $4 each
Guided tour available for an additional $1.50 per student and extra adult
A Victorian Schoolhouse Experience Year round
(Excluding
May/June/
Nov/Dec)
All grades Exchange your modern classroom AND TEACHER for our one-room 1886 Schoolhouse. Students will experience life in a 19th-century classroom taught by a costumed interpreter with lessons appropriate to the grade. The South Lake School contains 14 useable two-seater desks, slates, two blackboards, an abacus, and a hand held bell. An informative pre-visit package will assist teachers in planning their day. A guided tour of the Village is included. $7.50 per student
Four (4) adult supervisors complimentary per class (includes teacher)
Additional adults $7.50

 

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