Youth Interpreter Program

Youth ages 12 to 16 are given a taste of the life of a 19th-century teenager with the Youth Interpreter Program at Lang Pioneer Village Museum. This is a fun and interesting way to gain new skills and experience. As a Youth Interpreter you will wear a period-appropriate costume provided by the Village, develop your public speaking skills, learn new crafts and trades, gain work experience, learn health and safety skills for work/home, and make new friends. Youth can apply to the program for a two-week session which runs from Wednesday to Friday. This is a fun living history experience that can also be a stepping stone to becoming a youth volunteer.

2020 Youth Interpreter Program Dates & Registration Form

Session 1: July 8 to July 10 - Homestead Week

This session will take place in the Fife, Fitzpatrick, and Milburn houses and focuses on caring for the home, handicrafts, and baking.

Session 2: July 22 to July 24 - Trades Week

This session will take place in the Blacksmith Shop, Tinsmith Shop, and the Hastie Carpenter Shop and focuses on the history, practice, and safety skills developed in these trades.

Session 3: August 26 to August 28 - Business Week

This session will take place in the S.W. Lowry Weaver Shop, Register Print Shop, and the Keene Hotel and focuses on how these businesses completed their daily tasks to provide valued services to the village.

Please stay tuned for 2020 program registration forms! 

For more information about the application process please call 705-295-6694 ext. 5103 or e-mail

Please note:  Following completion of this program, youth who are interested may apply to volunteer with us as a Youth Volunteer.  Please see the Volunteer section of the website for more information.