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Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London and Middlesex Heritage Museum

2609 Fanshawe Park Road
London N5X 4A1
519-457-1296

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3 weeks 21 hours Site Assistant (CSJ Summer Student) Under the general supervision of and reporting to the Maintenance Coordinator and Interpretation Coordinator, the Site Assistant (student position) is responsible for the interpretation of the...
4 weeks 1 day Fanshawe 1812: Enemy in Sight The enemy is in sight! Explore period encampments and witness hard-fought battles between British and American soldiers on land and Fanshawe lake. The Village of Fanshawe has received a dispatch from...
4 weeks 1 day Fields and Forks: Fanshawe Agricultural Fair Experience all the pleasures and hard work of the farm! Enjoy a 19th century rural fair with threshing and farming demonstrations, and try your hand at fun interactive family activities. Submit your...
4 weeks 1 day Fields and Forks: Fanshawe Agricultural Fair Experience all the pleasures and hard work of the farm! Enjoy a 19th century rural fair with threshing and farming demonstrations, and try your hand at fun interactive family activities. Submit your...
4 weeks 1 day Fanshawe Frolic: Armistice Ball The whole Village is celebrating the end of the War at the….. Armistice Ball …the signature event during our 11th annual Fanshawe Frolic Weekend, August 4-5, 2018! This is the year to “pack up our...
4 weeks 1 day HERstory: Celebrating Women's Histories HERstory is a weekend-long commemoration of the histories of women in London and Middlesex County, featuring a play about the Famous Five and mini tours about some of the amazing women connected to...
2 months 1 week Summer Theater Presents: The Boy With An R In His Hand & Welcome To Bon Echo THE BOY WITH AN R IN HIS HAND Based on the story by James Reaney Adapted for the stage by Adam Corrigan Holowitz  PERFORMANCE TIMES July 12, 18, 19, 24 at 7:30pm July 11, 25 at 2:00pm A thrilling...
2 months 1 week Dominion Day Grab your picnic blanket and don your Sunday best for Dominion Day celebrations at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Celebrate the formation of the Dominion of Canada with old-time fun and games!
2 months 1 week Wee Royal Tea Calling all Lords & Ladies, Princes & Princesses for a royal celebration that makes dad king for the day! Enjoy high tea, a royal photo booth, and experience other royal pastimes. Bring your...
2 months 1 week Queen Victoria's Birthday and Garden Party Celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Victoria’s birthday with the Queen herself! Join us for cake and lemonade, or for a Garden Party at Peel House, as we commemorate our long reigning monarch! Visit the...
2 months 1 week Opening Weekend Join the Village as we kick off our 59th season!  The first weekend of the public programming season and the Village is waiting for you!  Visit the villagers, play games, and explore the past.
2 months 1 week Mother's Day Brunch Treat your mother to a delicious buffet in the Pioneer Village Café featuring baked ham, roast chicken, seasonal vegetables and fresh pie! Brunch DatesSaturday, May 12 at 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.Sunday, May...
2 months 1 week Clean Up Day, April 21st, 2018 Grab your rake and your favourite gardening gloves!  Waking up the Village from its winter nap is a big job and we invite everyone to lend a hand!  Clean up day is an opportunity for community...
11 months 2 weeks Summer Theatre Presents: Dominion Day! A Musical by Jason Rip Mayor Cornish is fighting Slippery Jack who is fighting the Fenians! It is June 1867 in London Ontario and no notices that they are about to become a new country. Did we mention it also a hilarious...
11 months 2 weeks Summer Theatre Presents: Sixty-Seven by Adam Holowitz   1967 was a watermark year for Canada. This colourful theatrical collage presents some of the bright, fiery and passionate individuals of Canada 67. Meet federal cabinet minister Judy LaMarsh buried...
11 months 3 weeks An Upper Canada Christmas Carol - A Play by Jason Rip Take the famous Christmas tale by Charles Dickens and mix it with the story of the founding of the Talbot Settlement on the north shore of Lake Erie in the early 19th century and you have An Upper...
11 months 3 weeks Dickens' Dinner: An Upper Canada Christmas Carol Enjoy a traditional 19th century country Christmas dinner served family style and featuring soup, local roast goose, root vegetables, cabbage salad, pickles and for dessert; mincemeat pie or plum...
11 months 3 weeks A Visit with St. Nicholas Families are invited to a Visit with St. Nicholas. Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast, sausage and orange juice followed by a baked gingerbread man to decorate for dessert. Hop aboard a wagon for a...
11 months 3 weeks The Midnight Village: Donnellys After Dark Travel back to 19th century Lucan-Biddulph and learn about the famous feud between local vigilantes and the Donnelly clan. Follow the crooked signpost down the Roman Line to hear ghostly tales of...
11 months 3 weeks Thanksgiving at the Village Spend the day with the villagers of Fanshawe as they enjoy the harvest. Sample apple cider, grind corn, and discover how families made fresh fruit and vegetables last all winter. Reserve your...
11 months 3 weeks A Day for the Dogs   Bring your four legged family members to A Day for the Dogs at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Meet dog groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase a variety of...
11 months 3 weeks Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada Dispatch received from the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment, Grenadier Company: “Citizens…His Majesty’s crown forces will make an aggressive attempt to reclaim the territories of Western Upper Canada. It...
11 months 3 weeks Fanshawe Agricultural Fair Experience all the pleasures of a 19th century rural fair with threshing demonstrations, fair games and musical entertainment. Submit your own handmade craft, home grown produce, or home made treat...
11 months 3 weeks Confederation Weekend Join the town of Fanshawe as we commemorate the formation of Canada and celebrate as Londoners would have in 1867! Meet our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald and enjoy a Strawberry Social...
11 months 3 weeks Fanshawe Frolic Attend our annual Fanshawe Frolic Dance Weekend August 5 and 6, 2017 featuring… The Confederation Ball Come learn to dance as the Fathers of Confederation would as they celebrated the formation of...
11 months 3 weeks The First World War: Vimy Remembered Experience the life of a soldier in the Great War and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a pivotal moment in the formation of Canadian identity. This initiative is made...
11 months 3 weeks Wee Royal Tea Calling all Lords & Ladies, Princes & Princesses, Knights & Knaves, for a celebration of teatime traditions! Enjoy high tea, puppet shows, storytelling and dancing fit for any King or...
11 months 3 weeks New! Youth Experience Camp Discover how the past is brought to life! Youth will be introduced to the work that goes into running a museum – from curatorial practices to presenting history to the public. All while learning the...
11 months 3 weeks Time Travelers Summer Day Camp   It’s the ultimate summer adventure – travel back in time! Fanshawe Pioneer Village offers a Summer Day Camp experience for children 6 – 12 who will become part of Village life. Campers will engage...
11 months 3 weeks Dominion Day Grab your picnic blanket and don your Sunday best, to celebrate Dominion Day the old fashioned way at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Join us for historical patriotic speeches in honour of the formation of...
11 months 3 weeks A Day on the Farm Connect with the rural heritage of London and Middlesex County with a fun weekend filled with livestock and activities. Come meet and visit the sheep, pigs, ducks, and chickens who will live at...
2 years 3 months Dickens' Dinner "Keep My Memory Green" A Play by Jason Rip Enjoy a traditional 19th century country Christmas dinner served family style and featuring local roast goose, root vegetables, squash soup, cabbage salad, pickles and for dessert; mincemeat pie or...
2 years 3 months A Visit with St. Nicholas Families are invited to a Visit with St. Nicholas. Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast, followed by a baked gingerbread man to decorate for dessert. Hop aboard a horse drawn wagon for a beautiful winter...
2 years 3 months The Midnight Village: A Tragical Walking Tour (Theatre based walking Tour) Directed by Jason Rip Follow the crooked signpost to THE MIDNIGHT VILLAGE. Its Villagers are some of creepiest, eeriest citizens of London’s past. A homicidal physician. The only woman ever hanged...
2 years 3 months Thanksgiving Day Villagers gather in thanks for the bountiful harvest. Join the celebration! Learn about the history of apples and their preservation for the winter. Reserve your traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at...
2 years 3 months Doors Open/Culture Days The Village doors are open and the admission is free for Doors Open London and Culture Days. The Pioneer Village Cafe features Roast Pork with applesauce, scalloped potatoes, seasonal vegetables,...
2 years 3 months Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada Dispatch received from the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment, Grenadier Company: “Citizens…His Majesty’s crown forces will make an aggressive attempt to reclaim the territories of Western Upper Canada. It...
2 years 3 months Fanshawe Agricultural Fair Experience all the pleasures of a 19th century rural fair with threshing demonstrations, fair games and musical entertainment. Submit your own handmade article, home grown produce, or home made treat...
2 years 3 months A Day for the Dogs Bring your four legged family members to A Day for the Dogs at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Meet dog groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase a variety of...
2 years 3 months Wee Royal Tea Calling all Lords & Ladies, Princes & Princesses, Kings & Queens for a royal celebration of teatime traditions! Learn about the history of the High Tea, enjoy cookies and iced tea served...
2 years 3 months Fanshawe Frolic "The Victory Bond Ball" from 1916-1917 Come to the popular annual Fanshawe Frolic Dance Weekend July 30-31, 2016 featuring…The Victory Bond Ball The whole Village is turning out to support this “Dance to Victory” First World War event....
2 years 3 months World War I On August 4th, 1914, Britain and Canada declared war on Germany. The ensuing conflict lasted until November 11, 1918 and more than 60,000 Canadians were among the dead, wounded or missing. Come...
2 years 3 months "The Passion of the Cheese Poet" A Cheesy Melodrama by Adam Horowitz AND "Chicken Feather" by Jeff Culbert About The Cheese Poet The delightful Ontario folk legend James McIntyre, “the Ingersoll Cheese Poet” is put in a Don Quixote-esque adventure full of hijinks, hilarity, song and heart. If you liked...
2 years 3 months Dominion Day Come celebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Get out your Sunday best and come to our Dominion Day celebrations. Patriotic speeches, carnival games and cake and...
2 years 3 months A Day on the Farm Come to Fanshawe Pioneer Village and meet our sheep, pigs and poultry and discover how they contribute to the farm. Learn all about sheep and wool with a sheep shearing demonstration in the fields....
2 years 3 months Queen Victoria's Birthday Celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Victoria’s birthday. Join us for nineteenth century games and historical speeches all in reverence to our longest reigning monarch. Her majesty might even brave the sea...
2 years 11 months A Visit With St. Nicholas Families are invited to a Visit with St. Nicholas.  Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast, followed by a baked gingerbread man to decorate for dessert.   Hop aboard a horse drawn wagon for a beautiful winter...
2 years 11 months Dickens’ Dinner: Gabriel Grub and the Globins: A Christmas Story from Picwick Papers – A Play by Jason Rip This holiday ghost story pits Gabriel Grub, a grumpy gravedigger, against an army of goblins come to do him both harm and good. Many of the themes of "A Christmas Carol" were explored by a twenty-...
2 years 11 months Haunted Hayrides: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – A Play by Jason Rip A new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror tale, this year's Hayride tells the fearful fable of a scientist, Henry Jekyll, determined to separate the good and evil inside himself...
2 years 11 months Fanshawe Frolic Presents: The Ragtime Frolic Ball Even through World War I, people continued to dance the popular ragtime dances introduced between 1910 and 1914.  The dances were fun and easy to do and the music was lively and cheering so social...
2 years 11 months Summer Theatre at Fanshawe Pioneer Village AlvegoRoot Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Fanshawe Pioneer Village in presenting our 2015 Season. In the summer of 2015 AlvegoRoot will present two world premiere...
2 years 11 months Thanksgiving At the Village Villagers gather in thanks for the bountiful harvest.  Join the celebration!  Learn about the history of apples and their preservation for the winter.  Reserve your traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at...
2 years 11 months Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada Dispatch received from the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment, Grenadier Company:  “Citizens…His Majesty’s crown forces will make an aggressive attempt to reclaim the territories of Western Upper Canada. It...
2 years 11 months Fanshawe Agricultural Fair Experience all the pleasures of a 19th century rural fair with threshing demonstrations, games of chance and musical entertainment. Enjoy your own thresherman’s lunch in the Pioneer Village Café...
2 years 11 months The First World War On August 4th, 1914, Canada and Britain declared war on Germany. The ensuing conflict lasted until November 11, 1918 and more than 60,000 Canadians were among the dead, wounded or missing.  Remember...
2 years 11 months Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic All the bears are gathering today for a Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic.  Bring out your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of music and games in the park.  Join Bearemy from Build a Bear Workshop...
2 years 11 months Dominion Day On the 1st of July, 1867, Canada became a self-governing colony within the British Empire. Relive the past and discover the events surrounding early Dominion Day celebrations (now Canada Day). ...
2 years 11 months A Day on the Farm Come meet the sheep and pigs who will live at Fanshawe Pioneer Village this season! Help us find the perfect names for our piglets and hunt for clues in our village scavenger hunt. Watch as our sheep...