February 17 - 23

10 am - 4 pm

Greetings from the Past Exhibit


February 17 - 23, 2019
10 am - 4 pm

Postcard and Greeting Card Exhibit
Circa 1907 - 1980's 

Maidstone is pleased to launch a new exhibit of early postcards and greeting cards for
all occasions.  See the changes through the years in textures, colours, subject matter
and social changes all through the mail.  Different from today's social media. 

Special thanks to Mr Wayne Bristow for donating hundreds of postcards and greeting cards.

Admission - Donation

March 9, 2019

5 pm

Maidstone Museum's Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, March 9, 2019 
Doors open at 5:00 pm    Dinner at 6:00 pm
at the Essex Legion

Featuring  "The Hospice Wellness Band"
Silent Auction - Door Prizes - Live Pie Auction

Tickets - $20 in advance
Info call 519-819-5318

September 27, 28, 29

10 am - 4 pm

Essex County in the War of 1812

Essex County in the War of 1812
Education Day - Friday, Sept 27, 2019
Public Days - Sept. 29 - 29, 2019
0pen 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maidstone Museum will be partnering once again with Parks Canada Fort Malden to hold
it's 13th annual War of 1812 Encampment.  This year the event will be taking place at Fort 
Malden in Amherstburg.  This will allow us to present a bigger event with more activities for
communities of Essex County.
Period Encampments, Suttler's row, Speakers, Period Puppet Show, Cooking Demonstrations, 
Historic Weapons Demonstrations, Skirmishes, music, food and much, much more. 

For more info or to register your school call 519-819-5318


May 25, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Things are Buzzing - Bee Day

Bee Day
Great Family Event

Guest Speaker - Bee Keeper Doug Patillo

* Learn about bees and how they make honey
*Learn how we can help the bees survive
*Make a beeswax candle to take home
*Learn about the Heritage Native Gardens at Maidstone Museum
*Plant a pot with seeds to start your own pollinator garden at home
*Children's Bee Activity & Info Booklet
*Story & Snack Time

Admission - $10 per child - Parents with children no charge
Please pre-register to guarantee your spot 
Call - 519-819-5318

June 16, 2019

Father's Day Lumberjack Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Father's Day Lumberjack Breakfast Fundraiser
at Fort Malden Parks Canada Amherstburg

June 16, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Celebrate Father's Day with a BANG!
Treat someone special to a delicious Lumberjack Breakfast and a "hands-on Brown Bess
Musket firing. 

Breakfast - $10
Children 12 and under - $5.00 

Proceeds go to support of the "Essex County in War of 1812 Event" being held in September at Fort Malden
in partnership with Maidstone Museum.

May 27,2019

10 am - 4 pm

Summer Student Job Opportunities

Maidstone and Area Historical is looking for 2 summer position at Maidstone Museum starting May 27, 2019.  Jobs are for 9 weeks, 30 hours per week at $14 per hour.  Resumes can be mailed to Maidstone Museum 1093 Puce Rd. RR# 3 Essex, Ontario N8M 2X7.  Resumes must be received by May 20, 2017.

Job Descriptions

Curator's Assistant
*Assist in archiving, and display work
*Assist in the research and implementing into Youth Programming
*Assist in Interpretive Tours
*Assist in events and fundraisers
*Assist in light maintenance such as dusting, vacuuming etc. 

Horticultural/Landscape Interupative Guide
*Assist with watering, weeding and planting of Native Heritage gardens
*Assist in the creation of new border around existing garden 
*Assist in improvements to existing gardens and new garden
*Assist in interruptive tours of gardens and grounds.
*Assist in events and fundraisers
*Assist in light maintenance in museum

Maidstone Bicentennial Museum

1093 Puce Rd. RR 3 Essex, ON N8M 2X7
(519) 727-8811

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