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November 2019

Drop In Activity: Snow Globes

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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When the weather outside is frightful the museum is extra delightful!  This month join us and make custom snow globe!  Choose from glitters and sequins to make a winter wonderland. While you’re here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. They are parent supervised activities. These drop-ins are always…

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December 2019

Carve a Black Cherry Paddle

December 7 @ 9:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada

/**/ Book your spot early – this workshop fills quickly! Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker. This workshop makes a terrific gift and there is no experience necessary! Contact Victoria for more information, or call 1-866-342-2663 x218

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Make a Selection of Holiday Ornaments

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada

/**/ Enjoy an evening at the museum getting crafty and making a selection of holiday ornaments! Choose from a woven birch bark heart, wooden canoe ornament, wooden paddle ornament, log slice, or make all four. You will be able to customize your ornaments to your taste and style while having the opportunity to use a woodburning pen, paint, bark, ribbon, twine and more. No experience is necessary, this is a great class to take with a friend!

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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.