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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Halton Region Museum celebrates 50 with Farm Day!

Looking for something to do this Sunday?  Why not take a trip to the Halton Region Museum, just a short drive from Burlington, at the foot of the Escarpment in Kelso Conservation Area.

The Halton Region Museum is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exciting roster of events and activities for the balance of the year, including the return of Hearthside, Jazz at the Museum concerts, a book launch and a fun-filled Alexander Family Farm Day on Sunday, September 18, 2011.

The Halton Region Museum is the original home of the Alexander family, Scottish immigrants who purchased the land in 1836. This enterprising and innovative family farmed the land for four generations. They were one of the first farms in the country to generate their own electricity and we like to think that we are continuing the Alexander tradition by generating a little electricity of our own with our exciting fall events.  Alexander Family Farm Day offers something for everyone, whether your interest is in music, history, art, the environment or hiking.

From 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 until 4 p.m.
Pioneer Chores & Games, Living as a Blacksmith, Pond Study, a Mystery Farm Challenge, Water Quest, a Geocache Adventure (pre-registration required on site), a Discovery Hunt and Pump House Relay.
    High Rendition Jazz
At 11 a.m
Take in a performance by High Rendition Jazz

At 11 a.m. (and again at 1:00/2:00/3:00)
Try your hand at painting wooden fish through a Stream of Dreams activity (pre-registration required onsite) that provides environmental education through community art that focuses on our watershed.

At 11 a.m. and again at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. 
Watch a Puppet Show – What Do You Know About Water?  
Chris McKhool

At noon
BBQ opens. Reception and Cake Cutting with Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr

At 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Grab your kids and dance to the tunes of popular children’s performer Chris McKhool

Birds of Prey

At 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
See birds up close and learn about their fascinating life histories at a Birds of Prey show

The Halton Region Museum is your centre for exploring Halton’s natural and cultural heritage. I invite you to join us on September 18 as we celebrate just a small sample of all we have to offer. Be sure to stop by the Visitor Centre and check out our new interactive timeline and a sneak preview of our new online exhibit, Jeff’s home: a virtual exhibition of the Niagara Escarpment in Halton.

Admission to Farm Day is 50 cents and there is plenty of free parking.  Anyone who completes a passport of activities will receive a small prize.  

Learn more and register at www.halton.ca/farmday or on Facebook. Hope to see you on Sunday!

Nancy Field
Manager of Heritage Services, Halton Region

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