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May 2019

Touch a Truck

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Join us for our 6th annual Touch A Truck on Sunday, May 26! Big shiny trucks of all shapes an sizes will be on-site for kids big and small to explore, climb-in and touch! A great day for parents and kids in our community to come out and enjoy the museum together. Stay tuned for the 2019 fleet of trucks! Admission: $5 per person (2 years of age and older) and includes admission to the museum! Proceeds from this event…

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Learn to Dye with Natural Materials

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$190

/**/ Discover the world of natural dyeing in this new workshop for 2017! Participants will work with all natural materials, from plants to bugs to minerals, and leave with the knowledge to continue dyeing at home with guidance from our expert instructor, Julie Sinden*. On the first day, students will learn about mordanting, preparing the dye-bath, and will dye their chosen fabrics. On the second day, unique dye techniques will be explored, such as Indigo dyeing and shibori. Some materials…

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June 2019

Learn to Dye with Natural Materials

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on June 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$190

/**/ Discover the world of natural dyeing in this new workshop for 2017! Participants will work with all natural materials, from plants to bugs to minerals, and leave with the knowledge to continue dyeing at home with guidance from our expert instructor, Julie Sinden*. On the first day, students will learn about mordanting, preparing the dye-bath, and will dye their chosen fabrics. On the second day, unique dye techniques will be explored, such as Indigo dyeing and shibori. Some materials…

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Homeschool Wednesday – Paddle and Paint

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$20

Spend a day out paddling together in our 36 foot canoe, a replica of the bark canoes used during the fur trade era. Learn watercolour techniques while out on the water.  You’ll be inspired by the nature around you and practise plein air painting. Note: Parents are welcome to participate but will be subject to full program fees.

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Make a Pair of Summer Moccasins

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$180

/**/ This workshop fills quickly, so sign up fast! Moccasins have been worn for centuries as the primary footwear in the summer over hard portages and soft forest floors. Now you can create a unique pair of your own with the added durability of a painted on rubber sole. The sole is made with recycled tire and barge cement, which maintains the flexibility of the moccasin so you can still feel the ground beneath you. These moccasins are perfect for…

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MUSEUM on the move

In the future, visitors will explore the canoe’s leading role in Canada’s past, present and future alongside the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock on one of the country’s most celebrated waterways.