Hands On History

What is the Hands on History Program?

Hands On History invites people young and old to participate in Village life by offering a “Hands On”, interactive, educational and fun experience.

Two Night Program 

The weekday overnight program (Monday lunch time to Wednesday lunch time or Wednesday lunch time to Friday lunch time), runs the months of June to September, for schools and groups. Weekend groups (Friday afternoon arrival until Sunday at 1:00 pm) can book from June to September, according to availability.  A minimum of 10 participants is required for an overnight program.  

Hands On History Registrations

Weekend Registration (PDF 841 KB)

School/Weekday Registration (PDF 803 KB)

We are able to accommodate groups for birthday parties, family gatherings/reunions, etc.

“Hands On” is one of the keys to the success of the program. When we make butter, we use a paddle-churn, and everybody gets a turn churning the butter. Students, teachers and parents alike all rave about this aspect of Hands on History. Making (and sampling) cookies or biscuits in the kitchen of the Jail, sewing beanbags at the Tailor Shop, or making a hammer at the Woodturner’s Shop - they are all interactive and “Hands On”.

Fees for the 2021 season are:  $150.00 per child and $120.00 per adult.  (There will be no Hands On History program delivery in 2020)

If you need any additional information, please call us toll-free at 1-888-743-7845 Ext 224.