Education & Tours
2013 Education Dates
- Spring Education Programs - May 7th - June 27, 2013
- 2013 Education Brochure
Core and seasonal programs are 90 minutes in duration. Programs must be booked in advance as availability is limited. Morning sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and afternoon sessions begin at 12:15 p.m. Please arrive at the Village 15 minutes prior to your start time.
- The cost for all programs, except Educational Special Events and the Early Settler Life Outreach Education Program is $6.00 per student/ participant.
- One chaperone will be admitted free for every six students in the group. Teachers are free.
- Payment is due at time of arrival at the Village Visitor Entrance. A receipt will be issued at this time. Schools and Community groups may also request an invoice to be prepared for payment. Please make cheques payable to Fanshawe Pioneer Village.
- The cost for the Museum School Program is $1500/ per week. Special funding may apply. Please contact Fanshawe Pioneer Village for further details.
Unless buses are cancelled or weather becomes extreme (severe blizzards or lightning storms) it is expected that our programming will proceed. If we are not able to re-book cancelled school visits, schools canceling less than 72 hours in advance will be charged a flat rate of $50.00.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village is an outdoor site.
Please dress for the weather.
Be sure to stop by Denfield General Store for Unique Souvenirs, Toys, Candy and more!
Day in the Life
May 7 - June 27, 2013
- Children had a busy life in the 19th Century. When not working in the fields, they attended school and contributed to household chores. In the spring, those jobs included laundry, carding and spinning wool, gardening and other daily domestic chores. After the household chores were completed, children attended lessons at a one room school house.
- In this program, students assume the role of children in the 19th century and participate in chores and a one room school house lesson.
The Village at Work
May 7 - June 27, 2013
- This interactive program allows students to experience work expected of children in a 19th century village. In the spring, students will perform farm chores such as flailing wheat, feeding and caring for animals and cleaning seed for planting. Students will also experience 19th century trades by creating a hand bill in the print shop and learn the art of blacksmithing.
- Through this program, students will experience the challenges of work in the 19th century and learn the differences between tools and technology used for farming and trades.
FPV Guided Tour
May 7 - October 31, 2013
Journey back in time and experience the development of Canadian society as represented by more than 30 historic buildings at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. A costumed interpreter will lead you through the Village, giving participants a chance to explore and ask questions.
FPV Interactive Guided Tour
May 7 - October 31, 2013
- Discover life in the 19th century life by visiting more than 30 historic buildings at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Students will have the opportunity to explore, ask questions and participate in 2 hands-on 19th century activities. Choose from spinning & carding wool, churning butter, feeding the animals, 19th century dancing or printing a hand bill in the London Free Press.
Celebrating our Community
May 7 - May 31, 2013
- This JK/SK education program is designed to introduce preschool – Senior Kindergarten students with a hands-on and fun historical experience focusing on our Canadian heritage and cultural traditions. Students will participate in leisure pursuits such as dancing and 19th century games, make a traditional Upper Canada recipe, meet the farm animals (seasonal activity), write a letter and deliver it to the Denfield General Store Post Office and visit our one room school house.
Spring 2013 Dates
- April 15-18, 2013
- April 23-26, 2013
- May 7-9, 2013
Fall 2013 Dates
- October 8-11, 2013
- October 15-18, 2013
- October 22-25, 2013
- November 5-8, 2013
- November 12-15, 2013
- Make Fanshawe Pioneer Village your classroom! Book the award-winning Museum school program for an intensive, week-long experience. Fanshawe Pioneer Village will provide five, two-hour programs to complement a chosen curriculum topic or unit. For the rest of the school day, teachers are welcome to use all the resources of this outstanding living history site. For more information
on how your class can participate in the Museum School program, contact Lana Pharoah, Education Manager at email@example.com.
Time Travelers Summer Camps
Summer Day Camp Dates
- Week 1 – (9-12 yrs) July 15 – 19, 2013
- Week 2 – (6-8 yrs) July 22 – 26, 2013
- Week 3 – (9-12 yrs) August 12 - 16, 2013
- Week 4 – (6-8 yrs) August 19-23, 2013
Cost: $135.00 week/per child
It’s the ultimate summer adventure – travel back in time! Fanshawe Pioneer Village offers a Summer Day Camp experience for children 6 – 12 who will become part of Village life. Campers will engage in farm and household chores, become apprentices in our Print, Woodworking and Blacksmith shops, learn and play 19th century games, create Victorian crafts and celebrate the end of their week with a proper 19th century social.
Camps are 5 days and operate Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Children may only register for one week.
Camp Registration begins March 1, 2013. Contact us at 519-457-1296 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Families can download the Summer Day Camp Registration Forms/Parent Information and email registration forms to email@example.com
When the forms have been received you will receive a confirmation email. Payment is due on the first day of camp.
Camps are 5 days and operate Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm. Children may only register for one week. Registration begins March 1, 2013. Contact Lana Pharoah at 519-457-1296 for further details.
World War 1 Education Day - Monday, April 29, 2013
Presented in partnership with the History Matters Association
Monday, April 29, 2013
This exciting full-day, multi-school event gives students a chance to explore WWI through a series of real life scenarios and vignettes. Join the Canadian Expeditionary Force and learn the art of the trench raid, participate in a marching drill, learn the role women played in WWI and join in on the battle of Vimy Ridge. Through active participation, students will make a personal connection with WWI and leave with an understanding of how this war affected communities for the next generation. Special cost for this full day program is $10/student.
- For further details or to register contact Lana Pharoah, Education Manager at 519-457-1296 or email.
Thames Valley Regional Heritage Fair
Thursday, May 2, 2013 (Preview Night, Public Welcome to Attend
Friday, May 3, 2013 (Heritage Fair Day)
The Thames Valley Regional Heritage Fair Program is a multi-media learning initiative developed to increase public awareness and interest in Canadian History. The goal of this program is to encourage students to explore many aspects of Canadian history and to present their results in a public exhibition to be held at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. To find out how your class can get involved, contact Renee Shavee, Learning Coordinator at R.Shave@tvdsb.on.ca. For more information please visit www.londonheritage.ca.
Musket, Militia and Mayhem: War of 1812 Education Day
Presented in partnership with the 1st Royal Scots Grenadiers
Friday, May 10, 2013
- This exciting full-day, multi-school event gives students a chance to explore the War of 1812 through a series of real life scenarios and vignettes. Join a militia muster, watch a 19th century cannon crew fire the gun and debate views with Villagers loyal to King George and those who support Republicanism. Through active participation in more than a dozen stations, students will make a personal connection with the War of 1812 and leave with an understanding of how it affected local inhabitants' daily lives. Special cost for this full day program is $7/student.
Coming Soon! The Spriet Family Visitor Centre and Trillium Community Gallery
Opening Spring 2013! The Spriet Family Visitor Centre and Trillium Community Gallery will offer educators, families and the community the opportunity to take part in community themed exhibits and programs. Watch for our new education programs beginning fall 2013.
New! Big on Graphics! Big on Design!
Presented in Partnership with Fanshawe College Graphic Design
April 19 - August 23, 2013
Join us to launch our first feature exhibit in the Trillium Community Gallery, Big on Graphics! Big on Design! This new exhibition was created by 98 students of the second year Fanshawe College Graphic Design Program under the direction of Tony Paul. Students will be displaying their graphic designs showcasing Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s past, present and future.
New! Kids First Day 2013
Presented in Partnership with Investing in Children
Friday, April 19, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village is excited to participate in Kids First Day. Families are invited to our Grand Opening of the Spriet Family Visitor Centre and Trillium Community Gallery where children will participate in creating their own image of Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Pioneer activities and crafts will be on hand throughout the gallery and families are invited to tour our brand new facility.