Welcome to Lang Pioneer Village Museum

At Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Peterborough County’s history is brought to life as costumed interpreters welcome you into over 30 homes and businesses located in the picturesque village. Representing a full century in time, the Village will not only take you back in time, but also through time. Costumed interpreters show the settler story of hardship and hope as they demonstrate traditional chores, trades and pastimes. Learn about the history and culture of local First Nations at Aabnaabin Camp, a partnership with Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nation; explore a working 175-year old Grist Mill; discover the early technology which led to the development of the computer at the Weaver Shop, hear the sounds of history all around you – the hammer striking the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop, the ringing of the school bell, the bleating of heritage sheep, the creak of the woodstove opening and so much more. We invite you to come visit us today. It’s where history is happening!

Land Use Agreement

We respectfully acknowledge that Lang Pioneer Village Museum is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil and Georgina Island First Nations.

Lang Pioneer Village Museum respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

Tinsmith Shop

The Tinsmith Shop at Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a reconstruction of a typical shop from the 1880s. Tinsmithing was very important during the 19th century. The tinsmith is a skilled craftsperson who makes objects out of tin plate (steel dipped into molten tin). Tinware was desirable, as it was much lighter than iron and would not break like glass or pottery. It was also inexpensive, could be easily repaired, and, with proper care, was very durable.