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March 2019

Drop In Craft: Masks and Tracks

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Animal Masks

Look who's excited about our latest drop in craft!  This month make an animal mask and travel around the museum looking for the tracks they left in our galleries.  Choose between a variety of amazing woodland creatures. 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 self-directed Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These…

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April 2019

Homeschool Wednesday – Wanigans

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$26

Age 8+ Try your hand at wood-working and create a 12”x8”x8” wanigan. Start with a scavenger hunt in the Museum to find the necessary pieces to build a wanigan. Kids encounter many styles of wanigan, ex. a traditional canoe-tripping equipment box. No previous wood-working experience required. Experienced and patient Museum staff teach each step. Participants come away with hands-on building experience (hammers, screwdrivers, sanding). Plus a box to keep any kind of treasure in to take home!

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Make a Leather Knife Sheath

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$120

/**/ Each student will learn the basics of sheath design and will create their own unique sheath to fit their own favorite knife. We will do some wet-forming, some leather stamping and shaping so that each sheath fits each individual knife just as the owner makes it to be. We will learn what it means to use edge bevellers, rivet setters, snap setters, and slickers. When the sheaths are completed for design and construction, every participant will be taught how…

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Museum

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Come to the museum for our annual easter egg hunt! Bring your own basket to gather eggs hidden throughout the Museum and once you’ve found 10, collect a (non-edible!) treat!  We've also got extra self-directed crafts in addition to our kid friendly galleries. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are free with museum admission or Family Membership.  Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids’ workshops, March Break, Summer Camp…

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Easter Monday: Bunny Sachet

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Stuffed bunny craft

We're celebrating easter with an exciting drop in craft!  Bring the smell of spring into your home.  Kids will have the chance to do some basic sewing and create their own little bunny sachet to enjoy! The self-directed craft is free with your membership or admission. 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…

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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.