Special Events

COMMUNITY DAYS

Every THURSDAY July & August

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

COMMUNITY DAYS SCHEDULE

*Bag lunch provided by Royal Canadian Legion (12:00 – 1:00 PM)

MORNING SCHEDULE (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)AFTERNOON SCHEDULE
(1:30-3:30 PM)
WEEK 1
JUL. 7
Instructor: Linda Wilson

Welcome and rug hooking kit distribution

Begin working on projects
Speaker(s) on indigenous
history of the Coldwater area

Speaker: Gwen Robinson on
history of the Coldwater Mill
WEEK 2
JUL. 14
Instructor: Linda Wilson

Individual instruction on rug hooking projects
Tour of the Woodrow
Homestead (built 1830s)
led by Museum Staff

Speaker: Murray Lovering
on stories of early settlers
WEEK 3
JUL. 21
Instructor: Linda Wilson

Presentation on the history of early settlers rug hooking

Individual instruction and work on projects
Tour of the Display Barn
by Museum Staff

Speaker: Margie Fisher
with pamphlet walking tour
of historic Coldwater homes
WEEK 4
JUL. 28
Instructor: Carl Philips

Demonstration of spinning techniques
Speakers: Coldwater
Legion members
– Tour of new Museum WWI
and WWII displays
– Stories of Coldwater area
armed forces personnel
– The role of Red Cross women
WEEK 5
AUG. 4
Instructor: Sue Barker

Introduction to weaving with the Henkel loom
Tour of the General
Store by Museum Staff

Speakers: Diane and
Roelof Knegt on early days
in Coldwater and emigration
from Holland in 1950
WEEK 6
AUG. 11
Instructor: Sue Barker

Practice weaving

Work on projects
Led by Patti Turnour (curator)
and Ellen Blaubergs. (volunteer)
– Tours of Eady School
house and Coldwater Print
Shop displays

Speaker: Elaine Walker
on teaching in a one-room
school house
WEEK 7
AUG. 18
Instructor: Sue Barker

History of early settler weaving

Work on projects
Led by Gord Smith, Richard
Jolliffe and Bill Wilson
(volunteers)
– Tours of Carriage Barn,
Blacksmith Shop and
Slaughter House and their
significance to Early Coldwater
WEEK 8
AUG. 25
Show and tell rug hooking and weaving projects

Surveys of morning schedule work
Led by Linda Wilson
– Reading personal records
and surveys of pioneers

*Group participation is encouraged. Come with your history and
stories to share

WOODROW FAMILY FARM DAY

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CRAFTS & TRADES FESTIVAL

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

10:00 am – 4:00 pm