Maidstone
Bicentennial
Museum

EVENTS


June 9th, 2018

11 am

Old Time Black Powder Muzzleloader Marksmenship Challenge

Come out and enjoy some food, entertainment, and of course and Old Time Black Powder Muzzleloader Marksmenship Challenge! The challenge beings at 11 am. Register today by phone or email for a cost of $10, or the morning of at 10 am.



June 29th 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kids Birch Bark Canoe Workshop


July 12th 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Museum Tour


September 27 - 29

10 am - 4 pm

Fort Malden Heritage Days


Come out and see the Maidstone Voyageurs at Fort Malden Heritage Days

*Cook some Bannock on a stick
*Learn about the Canadian Fur Trade
*Watch how meat was smoked to make Pemmican 
*View a number of fur pelts that were traded during the Fur Trade 
* See the 18th Century Cooking display including a rabbit and hen cooking on an open fire


October 9, 2018

10 am - 11:30 am

Fall/Winter Home School History Classes Begin


Fall/Winter Home School History Classes Begin 

This year the morning class between 10 am - 11:30 am will be studying the War of 1812
The afternoon class between 1 am - 2:30 pm will be studying Voyageur and the Canadian Fur Trade
By weekly classes on Tuesdays

Students must pre-register. To register please contact Victoria 519-819-5318  Cost is $40 per student

Students will experience a number of guest speakers, period recipes and food, videos, brain teasers, crafts, along with their own binders with complete notes on their study subject.  Come and join the fun.
Students will also be given a membership to the Jr. Historical Society and have access to the Maidstone Museum Library. 

Thursday October 25

7:00 PM

Celebrate the Anniversary of the 250th Birth of Chief Tecumseh

Celebrate the Anniversary of the 250th Birth of Chief Tecumseh

Thursday, October 25/18
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker 
Tom Rindlesbacher
Limited Seating, so please pre-register
519-819-5318

Admission - Donation

 
A new portrait of Tecumseh was commissioned to commemorate the 250th year of his birth.  After many variations of his image, Eleanor Rindlisbacher has recreated Tecumseh.  The original painting is 16" x 20" acrylic and watercolour on canvas board.  This new image was authenticated by superimposing an 1830's "from life" painting by Charles Bird King of Tecumseh's brother, Temskwatawa (better known as "The Prophet") and reasonable similarities were observed. 

Copies of the print will be available for sale 

November 5 - 10

10 am - 4 pm

Remembrance Week

Maidstone Museum will be open during Remembrance Week to give the community the opportunity to view the museums WWI and WWII collection.  Highlights to the collection are the complete uniforms and belongings of Peti Officer Arthur Plant who served on the HMS Victory during WWI. Yes, it was the HMS Victory, Lord Admiral Nelsons ship that was commissioned as a training vessel during WWI.  Also the WWI army uniform of Private Albert Baillargeon along with several of his personal items and paperwork from the war office. 
Admission - Donation

Nov 15 - Jan 15

10 am - 4 pm

Maidstone Museum Mitten Drive

MAIDSTONE MUSEUM ANNUAL MITTEN DRIVE
November 15 through January 15

Museum open Tuesdays 10 am - 4 pm
After hours Mitten Drop Box at Museum Front Door

Maidstone and Area Historical Society along with the Maidstone Jr. Historical Society
is asking for donations of NEW mittens and gloves in any size. 

The mittens and gloves will be donated to the Essex Salvation Army

Please take time to drop off a pair of mittens or gloves for someone less fortunate 
to keep them warm and cozy this winter. 

Maidstone Bicentennial Museum

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

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