New Displays for 2017!

Canada 150 will be celebrated at Heritage Day but “Canadiana 150″ will occur over our entire season. In recognition, there will be a very unique exhibit of 150 Moustache Mugs – one for each year of Canada becoming a nation. This donation was received from a collection which took several decades to acquire.

If you have not seen the refurbished “MB”, Vic Conner’s Boat, you are in for a treat.

Another new donation of a hooked rug specially designed and crafted by Linda Wilson depicting the homestead and grounds – to be dedicated at Heritage Day.


General Meeting

Monday, May 1, 2017 – 10 am

AGM at the Museum.  All Welcome!


Tap Into Maple – Deluxe Pancake Breakfasts

Every Saturday morning in May from 9:00 am to noon

Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum will celebrate May..ple Month by providing a Deluxe Pancake Breakfast including Orange Juice, Pancakes and Sausage with Maple Syrup, Toast and Jam, Tea or Coffee – $10.00 pp. You will have the unique experience of enjoying breakfast in the cozy Fireplace Room served on beautiful Fine China in the 1830’s Homestead. Visit the gift shop and nine outbuildings to see the heritage displays and take a stroll along the river trail and see our awakening gardens. Reservations through our web site are welcomed, but not required.


Special Mother’s Day Devon Teaimages-10

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

As a special Mothers’ Day treat, The Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, in addition to the pancake breakfast, will be providing a Special Devon Tea – $10.00 pp. Enjoy your delicious tea and freshly baked scones in the warm and cozy fireplace room. As a bonus we will be offering a complimentary maple butter tart to help sweeten her day. Reservations through our web site are recommended, but not required.


teacups-2Devon Teas

June, July August, 2017 – 1 to 4 pm

You are invited to the Museum for Devon Tea. Every Wednesday in June, July and August from 1 pm until 4 pm. Enjoy delicious tea and freshly baked scones in the warm and cozy fireplace room all served on fine china. $10.00 pp. Air Conditioned.

Devon Teas are also available during opening hours Monday through Saturday.


Yard and Plant Sale

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 9 am to Noon

Canadiana will have a variety of items for sale including plants looking forward to relocate to your garden. Coffee and Tea available – an additional fundraiser for the Museum.


Coldwater and Area Studio Tour

June 24 and 25, 2017 – 10 am – 5 pm

Canadiana is hosting a number of Artists and Artisans as part of this annual tour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. We will be offering a BBQ lunch from 11:30 to 2:00 pm and from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Tea and Sweets served in the Heritage Homestead Fireplace Room. Come and meet the Artists and see what is new at Canadiana.


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Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Canada 150 will be celebrated at the Museum at this Annual Family Event, this year being called: CANADIANA 150! Heritage Day will be kicked off with an outdoor hymn sing and interdenominational church service at 10:30, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Afternoon musical entertainment by Terry Connolly Other confirmed participants/activities include:

  • Rudy Fecteau, Paleobotonist
  • Dorothy Duncan, Author & Culinary Historian- Google “Dorothy Duncan”
  • Silent Auction – Red, White and “Maple” theme
  • Children’s Activity with “Miss Grace”.
  • Fun competitions with lots of prizes
  • Treasure Hunt
  • What Is It? Table
  • Flower Arranging Competition
  • Pioneer Craft Demonstrations
  • Orillia Button Club – Display
  • Living History- Reenactors
  • Vintage Farm and Fire Equipment Displays
  • Dedication of the hand crafted hooked rug by Linda Wilson
  • Complimentary Canadiana 150 Cake – served at 3:00 pm

Dress in period costume or your “Red and White” if you wish and enjoy a SPECIAL FUN FILLED FAMILY DAY for everyone. Bring your own lawn chair.

Admission is by Donation


Coldwater Steampunk FestivalColdwater Steampunk Festival

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – 10 am to 5 pm

Theme for 2017: Vintage Canadiana
The renowned Coldwater Steampunk Festival is held annually in the village of Coldwater. Three Locations: Canadiana Museum, Heritage Mill and Coldwater Road. Please click the website for details: