Winter & Spring
Be sure to check out our Special Events and Workshops pages for winter and spring programming! Please note: The village portion of the museum is currently closed to public access. For special inquiries or rentals, please contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover the story of Nogojiwanong, now known as Peterborough County, from the 1800s and into the present.
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 and the Aabnaabin: Looking Back to Where We Come From exhibit, a partnership with Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nation where the impacts of settlement on those who were here first are shared. Explore a working Grist Mill from 1846; 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.
The Keene Hotel is representative of a country inn of the 1870s. The rough-cast construction frame covered with sand blown onto plaster is typical of English settlers’ building methods in this area. Hotels were plentiful along the main roads and served as stops along the stage-coach line.