Explore at Fanshawe Pioneer Village

The 58th Public Programming Season at Fanshawe Pioneer Village has now ended. The heritage buildings are closed, however you are able to take a self-guided walk through the village to see the exterior of the buildings, Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm until December 15th, 2017. The Upper Thames River Conservation Area gate located at 1424 Clarke Road closes each day at 4:00 pm.

Please visit our Education and Tours page for more information on pre-booked education programs and tours, or our Upcoming Events page to learn more about what is happening throughout the rest of 2017.

If you have questions about our public programming season at Fanshawe Pioneer Village contact Alison Deplonty, Interpretation Coordinator at 519-457-1296 x 811.

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This Week at Fanshawe Pioneer Village

July 16th-30th: A Child’s Role within the Home
Explore the daily life of children in the 19th and early 20th century by doing different chores, attending school house lessons, and learning where apprentices lived during the second half of July. Visit the homes in the village to see how the role of children changed from the early 1800s to the early 1900s.

August 1st-15th: Identity
Canadian identity has changed a lot since the 1820s! Explore how the identity of early settlers and Canada transformed as you explore 100 years of history at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada with a visit from Sir John A. Macdonald and the Grand Opening of our new storefronts during Confederation Weekend and the Confederation Ball on August 5th and 6th!

August 16th-31st: Life on the Farm
Discover what it was like to live on a farm during the 19th century! Visit our farm animals, help feed the chickens and grade eggs, separate cream from milk and churn butter, or learn about different farm tools. Experience the pleasures of a 19th century fair on August 19th and 20th as Fanshawe Pioneer Village and the Tri-County Heritage Club present Agricultural Fair!

September: Textiles
Knitting, sewing, and weaving were important skills for both women and men to master during the 19th century. Why not visit our weaver’s shed, take part in spinning demonstrations, or learn about sewing machines as you experience all the shapes, sizes and colours that textiles come in at Fanshawe Pioneer Village!

October: Preparing for Winter
October is all about preparing for winter and Fanshawe Pioneer Village is all a bustle completing our fall chores! Discover the hard work that went into living on a farm! Find out how pioneers preserved food so it would last the winter, and how they worked together to help one another get everything done before the cold weather arrived! Visit us for Thanksgiving at the Village on October 10th, the last day of our regular season!

Teas at Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Join us for four special teas to be held during the summer!

On Wednesday, July 12th, enjoy the delights of a Garden Party at 2:30 pm.

On Wednesday, July 26th, join the Women’s Christian Temperance Union for a Temperance Tea at 11:00 am.

On Wednesday, August 9th, take in the tradition of High Tea at 2:30 pm.

And on Wednesday, August 23rd, experience the pleasures of a Country Tea at 11:00 am.