Blog

Welcome to the “Planet Printing Office” where you can find all the latest news and events at your local museum.

  • Newsletters
    Every year, the CCHM publishes a newsletter capturing the projects and events completed for the season and we want to make these available for you to enjoy as well! This is also a great way to stay in touch with the announcements and news of the CCHM. Each linked below are PDFs so you can […]
  • Sawbones Society Nominated for ORAH Awards
    Greetings! After two months following the final episode release of the Sawbones Society season 1, this passion project is making news again! On October 14, the Orillia & District Arts Council (ODAC) announced Sarah Pickard (director and actor of the project) is one of four nominated for the Heritage: Restoration, Renovation, and Publication Award, which […]
  • Sawbones Society Working With Blood
    Welcome back! Did you enjoy watching the first season of the Sawbones Society? Were you shocked at the amount of blood in this season? (so were we!) Watch the video below if you want to know how we worked with fake blood to create all those shocking scenes. Or click here to learn more and […]
  • Sawbones Society Behind the Scenes/Bloopers
    Interested to know more about the production and acting of Sawbones Society season 1? Are you craving more Sawbones content now that season 1 has finished? Get ready to peak behind the curtain and become one of the crew as you witness the countless dialogue flubs, the long filming hours, and the techniques used to […]
  • Sawbones Society Episode Six
    Welcome back to the Sawbones Society for the final episode! Since you last saw these malpracticing medics, Nurse Clara Form has been away on holiday. Meanwhile, the remaining “professionals” become perplexed at the lack of fatalities. Has someone been shirking work or is there more to the “exploding face disease” that threatens each of Nurse […]
  • Sawbones Society Episode Five
    Welcome back to the Sawbones Society! This week, panic descends upon the Sawbones Society when a fearsome visitor comes to call.  How long will the Sawbones be able to evade this menacing newcomer? Later, Mr. Sy A. Nide finds himself in an upended world during an unfortunate game of croquet. Will he be stuck in […]
  • Sawbones Society Episode Four
    It’s been a quiet week at the Sawbones Society.  During their downtime, Dr. Morphine and Mr. Ether enjoy a friendly game of “chess”.  After too much idle time, it’s up to Mr. Ether to bring back the “customers” which he attempts in a variety of humorous ways.  This week, Melissa Tralla (a.k.a. Abby Sinthe) brings […]
  • Sawbones Society Episode Three
    Mystery abounds with the news of an escaped mental asylum patient! Dr. Heroin investigates her colleagues, and Dr Morphine and Mr. Ether get trapped in the fearsome “pit”. Watch to the end to learn about the fascinating alienist profession with Shayleigh Plant (a.k.a. Dr. Heroin). For more information about the Sawbones Society, click here. Sawbones […]
  • 2020 Annual General Meeting
    Greetings, on Monday September 28th, an Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum at 9:30 am. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend to engage with the museum’s Board of Directors and volunteers. At this AGM we will discuss upcoming events and proposals, […]
  • Last Day of Filming with The Sawbones Society
    In anticipation of the last episode coming out tomorrow, we bring you some exclusive behind the scene footage of The Sawbones Society. This footage comes from the last day of filming on set at the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum. Enjoy! (P.s. As you can tell, there was some improvisation with regards to costumes…)
  • Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum joins the Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail!
    What is the Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail? [It] is a touring route composed of a series of trails wandering through the beautiful countryside of Simcoe County, to celebrate agriculture in the area. The quilts along the trail tell stories of local history, tourism, agriculture, family traditions and heritage. The quilts are painted panels that […]
  • Sawbones Society Episode Two
    Filmed at Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, the Sawbones Society as part of Steampunk online welcomed their newest associate, Mr. Sy A. Nide. In chapter 4, the malpracticing medics (in a vicious misunderstanding) compete for the favour of Dr. Vera Morphine, their domineering head physician. Tune in to the end for a historical note on Victorian […]
  • Sawbones Society Episode One
    Last Thursday August 6, Steampunk online released the first episode of the Sawbones Society Season One which was filmed at Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum in which the nefarious malpracticing medics try their hand at some fundraising for their somewhat shady ‘cottage hospital’. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a historical note on […]
  • Fund The Foundation!
    Notice what’s wrong with this picture? IT’S CROOKED! Our beloved Woodrow homestead is sinking on one side! The Woodrow homestead, which was built in the 1800s, is in need of a new foundation.  Without this restoration, the homestead walls will become damaged causing the homestead to be unusable which would be a tremendous loss to […]
  • Coldwater Welcomes The Sawbones Society!
    Earlier this summer, CCHM welcomed members of the Sawbones Society to allow them to film a mini-series for the Steampunk Festival.  The series was shot in the Woodrow Homestead, the Eady Slaughterhouse, as well as outdoors on our beautiful grounds.  The series will be six episodes that feature a historical note at the end and […]
  • Coldwater Canadiana COVID-19 Update
    As Ontario has now entered into stage 3 of reopening, CCHM has made the decision to open the museum to the public in a limited capacity.  We are excited that we are now offering pre-booked tours which will allow you to visit our wonderful museum in a safe manner. Come discover the history of photography, […]
  • Heritage Day 2015
    Heritage Day will be held on Saturday July 19 from 9:00 to 5:00 and will be kicked off by an outdoor church service followed by a BBQ lunch. Ongoing musical entertainment and various activities for young and old will form a part of this day. Various vendors will be on site. Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, […]
  • Accessible Updates.
    Our big news this year is that the buildings and grounds are now wheelchair accessible.
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration.
    Our 50th anniversary fundraising celebration will take place on July 18 and will consist of a Fancy Box Lunch Social, Live Entertainment, a silent auction, 50/50 draw along with other random draws. Cost will be $50.00 pp with a charitable receipt of $25.00  
  • Open Doors 2015
    We again will be participating in Doors Open Ontario (Orillia) on June 20 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Canadiana Museum will offer free entrance to the grounds and museum.
  • Update on Devon Teas 2015
    Due to popular demand, In 2015 we will be serving Devon Tea each Wednesday throughout June.July and August. Previously it was only served in July and August.