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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fanshawe Pioneer Village opening for the 55th season on May 17

 
April 15, 2014  London, Ontario – The doors of Fanshawe Pioneer Village will be open to the public for the 55th time on Saturday, May 17th.

The season starts on a high note with birthday celebrations for Her Majesty Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India on Monday, May 19th. Join us for nineteenth century games, historical speeches, and vintage base ball, all in reverence to our longest reigning monarch.  

Birthday celebrations for Queen Victoria and the vintage Base Ball game between London Tecumsehs and the Woodstock Actives will take place at 1:00 p.m. on May 19th.


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Don’t miss these upcoming events…

Exhibition Opening – Trillium Community Gallery, Spriet Family Visitor Centre
Exhibition open to the public from Saturday, May 17 to Friday, December 19

The Emigrant’s Trunk
Historic accounts of early pioneers often  reference an  “emigrant’s trunk” – the physical container holding all the essentials for a long ocean voyage, the trade or agricultural tools needed for new settlement,  and,  that one special object  that just could not be left behind.  Using the theme of a settler’s trunk, this collaborative exhibit features the special objects brought to London by recent immigrants along with the stories the objects tell about a home left behind.

This exhibit is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Please join us on Saturday May 17th at 12:30 p.m. for a special exhibit launch.

Presented in partnership with the Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC)

Day on the Farm - Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd
Come meet the sheep, pigs, ducks and poultry who will live at Fanshawe Pioneer Village this season.  See heavy horse teams planting spring crops in the farm fields and demonstrations of sheep shearing and herding.

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