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September 2018

Artsweek at the Museum Presents The Flying Canoe & The Wailing!

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Woodcutters: Jennifer Elchuk, Kayla Stanistreet, Jeff Cadence and Victoria Kopf

2 shows, 1 night only! The Flying Canoe Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to building capacity this performance has limited space for viewing. Please dress accordingly in the case that you're outside until the second showing. As part of Artsweek Peterborough 2018, the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts will present their rendition of famous French-Canadian folktale Chasse-galerie or the Flying Canoe, brought to life through circus theatre and live fiddle music, set atop…

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Waitlist – Carve a Canoe Paddle – September 29th & 30th

September 29 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$290
Two young men smiling and holding their paddles

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! *Russ Parker is a Canoe Museum volunteer and supporter who retired to the Peterborough area. Not…

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Harvest Handtowels Craft

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Free with admission

Drop-in between 10:30 and 4:00pm to make stamped autumn tea towels, ready for your Thanksgiving gatherings. 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. These drop-ins are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free…

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October 2018

Homeschool Wednesday – Junior Curator

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$28

Age 9+ Discover what goes into creating a Museum exhibit - and make one of your own. A fun, hands-on curator-for-a-day experience that will take you behind the scenes at the Museum and include woodworking and the creation of a mini-exhibit shadow box to take home. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for safety during the wood-working part of this workshop! Please bring a photo of yourself featuring water (or nature).

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Drop In Craft – October

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Free with admission

Weave a coaster to decorate your thanksgiving table- make yours in the style of an HBC blanket, or use your own creativity. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These drop-ins are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free admission, discounts on programs and merchandise, special event invitation and more! Please contact 705-748-9153 ext. 218 if you have any questions.

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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.