Come meet the sheep, pigs, ducks and poultry who will live at Fanshawe Pioneer Village this season. See heavy horse teams planting spring crops in the farm fields and demonstrations of sheep shearing and herding.
Join us on Sunday for the same fun as well as a Father's Day brunch fit for a King! This year's buffet will feature roast beef and horseradish, baked potato, seasonal vegetables and fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert!!
On Sunday, July 7th all the bears are gathering for a Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring out your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of games in the park. Watch a puppet show and make your very own teddy bear puppet. Join Victorian Bear for a parade and enjoy a picnic of lemonade and cookies served in a china tea cup.
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 Lana Pharoah at 519-457-1296 for further details!
This original play follows the life of ordinary settlers in London Township during the War of 1812, desperately trying to eke out a living while caught between two giant military powers.
As British Subjects, they are expected to fight with the local militia. The invading American General promises to do Upper Canadians no harm, as long as they refuse to take up arms against the US army. And if they do, US soldiers will take no prisoners. What choice will they make? What choice will they have....
Leaving home to travel to a strange new land is just as difficult today as it was for our first settlers in the early 19th century. Hear the stories of newcomers to London contrasted with the experience of our pioneers.
Transylvania is getting to be a problematic place to reside for Count Dracula, especially since Van Helsing and the other vampire hunters know all about his weaknesses. Rather than risk a stake in the heart, Dracula opts to ”stake a claim” in the New World, disguising himself as a simple Middlesex County farmer. Unfortunately for the locals, he still needs to feed!
Christmas at the Academy is a difficult time for the orphan boys who have no families to celebrate with. To make it even more painful, one of the least popular students, Old Cheeseman, has become the new Latin Master. Watch what happens when the Society, a secret gang of angry boys, decides to take revenge on this upstart. This play is an original adaptation of Charles Dickens' "The Schoolboy's Story."