Upper Canada Village en a pour tous les goûts, de la cuisine d'époque servie dans la tranquillité d'un décor historique au repas-minute mangé sur le pouce. Tous les locaux sont accessibles aux fauteuils roulants.
Did you know the sawmill at #UpperCanadaVillage uses a water-powered muley saw? Sawmills were indispensable to a society largely dependent on wood for shelter. 🏚️
The sawmill provided for all the wood needs of a village, and in fact was often the first public building to be erected in a pioneer community. Early settlers had a constant need for lumber; not just planks for building houses, but also wood for furniture, barrels, and wagons. 🌲
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Are you a quilt fan? With about 7 months of artful embroidery work completed, our latest project at Ross House shows amazingly well on its quilting frame. Another few more months of intricate hand stitching now lies ahead to complete the quilting stage, before this piece finds a permanent home on one of the beds in the Village.
Inspired by an original quilt in the Upper Canada Village collection that was purchased from Century House Antiques in Lindsay, Ontario, this colourful and intricate quilt follows a tradition of crewel embroidery and Broderie perse appliqué which were both popular in an earlier time (1650-1750).
Our example probably dates to the 3rd quarter of the 1800s when “Berlin work” using wool yarns over an even weave canvas was popular.
Hundreds of colours of factory spun and dyed woolen yarns were available for this type of work at the time, and those yarns have found their way to the original quilt this latest quilt is fashioned after.
Featured: Janice Toonders, Upper Canada Village’s Lead Interpreter of Handwork and designer behind the quilt is shown here (on the right) with Marjorie Munroe, (on the left), one of the Ross House quilters.
☀️ Wool might be the last thing you're thinking of on a warm sunny summer day, but this freshly washed wool was out drying in the sunlight and was such a pure joy to see!
Likely from the recent sheep shearing, so good to be here instead of still on the sheep's backs as they were finding shade! 🐑
This weekend, the Village welcomed re-enactors from Canada and the United States to bring live action showcasing an important historical and heart-wrenching conflict during the 1860s!
We would like to thank everyone who joined us and as always, we are sharing some highlights:
It's Civil War Re-Enactment Weekend at the Village! Re-enactors from Canada and the United States have joined together to bring you live action showcasing an important historical and heart-wrenching conflict during the 1860s! 💥 If you missed it today, don't worry! Join us tomorrow as well!
Here's a few snaps from today:
👋🚂 Did you know The Moccasin is a miniature train at Upper Canada Village? It's a scaled replica of an 1860s locomotive featuring a fully accessible car, with special effects along the train route telling the story of the Battle of Crysler's Farm, including realistic and sudden cannon fire along the way. Be prepared to be caught off guard!
📸: The Morrisburg News
Join us this weekend for a Civil War Re-Enactment as re-enactors from Canada and the United States join together at the Village! 💥
⏰ 10am - 5:30pm
📅 Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23, 2019
Did you know #UpperCanadaVillage makes its own maple syrup? 🍁 Better yet, you can purchase some in the Village Store along with other great Canadian maple products! 🥞
p.s. lots of great gift options for Father's Day this Sunday! 😉