Living in Smiths FallsLiving in Smiths Falls

Educational Programs

Heritage House Museum would like to introduce you to our current educational program options. Explore Canadian history through our period home and discover how people lived, worked, and played. Keep an eye on our exhibits and bring your class to the museum to discover the businesses, people, art and culture which makes Smiths Falls what it is today.

All of our programming follows the expectations of Ontario’s curriculum guidelines and can be designed to meet your classroom needs. The content and length of the program can be modified to fit your specifications. Educational packages for the Lanark County Genealogical Society and Hillcrest Cemetery may also be booked through the Heritage House Museum. Contact the museum for information on cemetery tours, genealogical research workshops, and so much more! We can accommodate groups of up to 30 children. Teachers or parent volunteers are admitted free.

Educational Tours at Heritage House Museum
Daily Life of a Pioneer
Grades 1-8
$4/student (supervisors free)
1.5 to 3 hours

Curriculum Connections:
  • Early Settlements in Upper Canada
  • British North America
  • Canada: A Changing Society
Description:
Tour the museums eight period rooms, comparing pioneer life to today. Try honds-on pioneer activities and crafts including butter making, biscuit making, carding wool, candle making, and pioneer toys & games. For upper grades, there will be a focus on the Victorian era, which includes British North America, Confederation, and the early years of Canada.
Seasonal Programs
Fall Traditions
Grades 2-8
September to November
$4/student (supervisors free)
1.5 hours

Curriculum Connections:
  • Traditions and Celebrations
  • Canada: A Changing Society
Description:
Learn about the development of Thanksgiving, local folklore and Halloween in this special Fall Traditions package. Tour the museum and participate in hands-on demonstrations and crafts as you learn about the ways we celebrate Fall.
Victorian Christmas
Grades 2-8
November to December
$4/student (supervisors free)
1.5 hours

Curriculum Connections:
  • Traditions and Celebrations
  • Early Settlements in upper Canada
  • British North America
  • Confederation
  • Canada: A Changing Society
Description:
Discover the beauty and extravagance of a Victorian Christmas. Learn about traditional activities and crafts fit for this special time of year, such as: candle making, traditional ornament making, baking in our bake oven, and so much more!
Examples of Specialized Requests:

Medieval Day, Discover Electricity through the Victorian Age, Uncover your Roots: Family Trees, Well What? Build your own Wells, and many more!

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For more information please feel free to contact The Heritage House at:
(613) 283-6311, (613)283-8560 ext 2206 or by email at heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

Contacts

Carol Miller

Heritage House Museum Curator
613-283-6311
email

Other Contact Information

Heritage House Museum

613-283-6311
email
http://www.smithsfalls.ca/heritagehouse

Address

P.O. Box 695, 11 Old Sly's Road,
Smiths Falls ON K7A 4T6

This content was last updated on
Thursday, April 11, 2013
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