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May 2019

Drop In Activity: Victoria Day

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Lace boat craft

To celebrate Victoria Day we're making Victorian style lace boats!  Customize your boat made of natural materials and give it a float test.  Then see if you can find a courting canoe in our galleries. 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…

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Make a Paddle Coat Rack

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$80

/**/ Make a functional, decorative coat rack in this fun, crafty workshop! Enjoy an evening at the museum while you make a coat rack out of a paddle. Plan your design, choose your hooks and create this one-of-a-kind, custom piece based on your chosen design aesthetic. This would look great in your cottage, a nursery, or on any wall in your home!

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Wood and Canvas Canoe Restoration

May 25 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$360

/**/ Do you have a wood-and-canvas canoe at home that needs a little love? Participants in the canoe restoration clinic will learn how to re-canvas a wood-and-canvas canoe and perform basic structural repairs (for example; replacing a rib, or repairing damaged planking) from experienced canoe builder, Joe Calnan. You will leave with the confidence, know-how and hands-on experience needed to restore your own canoe. Interested participants may bring their own canoe for a thorough analysis and diagnosis and will leave…

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Drop In Activity: Lace Boats

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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lace boat craft

This month's Saturday craft is a delicate ship. Customize your boat made of natural materials and give it a float test.  For an extra challenge find a canoe with a sail in our galleries. 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…

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Touch a Truck

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Woman with child in a truck

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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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.