Host Your Meetings at Kawartha Settlers’ Village
Many different groups meet at Kawartha Settlers’ Village and use the Henderson House and Wray House as their meeting place. Kawartha Settlers’ Village could not survive without the support of the groups and new members are always welcome!
The following groups meet at Settlers’ Village:
• Caygeon Carvers – Tuesday Afternoons
• Settlers’ Village Artists Meet Monday Mornings
• Settlers’ Village Quilters’ Guild – Regularly on Tuesdays and Monthly on the Third Tuesday
• Thursty Painters Meet Thursday Mornings from March to June and August to December (Intermediate Level)
School Day Program
We invite teachers and students to participate in our Settlers’ Studies Day Trip program in June of each year, where we provide hands-on activities such as:
making butter and rope
grinding wheat and planting seeds
baking in our replica outdoor oven
Tours are also conducted of our Settlers’ School House, Blacksmith Shop, General Store, and more (time permitting).
Kawartha Settlers’ Village is a hands-on history lesson, where children can learn how their pioneer Grandparents and Great-Grandparents lived in their younger years. Please come and see what we have to offer, we are sure you will be pleasantly surprised.
We customize either a full or half-day program. The fee is $5 per child, teacher or adult helper.
Kawartha Settlers’ Village Summer Camps
Each summer Kawartha Settlers’ Village hosts a week-long summer day camp for children aged 6-10. The camp is focused on introducing children to the life and times of our ancestors through encouraging them to participate in pioneer activities and chores. The goal of this program is to promote local history and create an exciting atmosphere where children can experience a hands-on approach to learning about their history.
Throughout the course of the week, children are able to participate in various activities including a full tour of Kawartha Settlers’ Village, arts and crafts, hands-on activities such as baking bread and making butter, demonstrations such as shearing sheep, and more. By the end of the week, children will have experienced a brief glimpse of 19th-century life, as well as activities and processes that were considered ‘everyday’ 100+ years ago, but are potentially obsolete today. Children will be able to sample and take home the crafts and goodies that they assist in creating.
Children are encouraged to wear period dress and come willing to learn and participate in the various events.
Suitable for children aged 10-14, this camp focuses on utilizing paints, pastels, pencils, charcoal, paper mache, and other sculpting materials. Games, skills training, drills, and contests all add up to an exciting week of camp. This camp will be taught by Ellen Dumas, B.S. in Elem. Ed./Visual Arts Specialist.
Verulam Roots Project
The Verulam Roots committee has come together to preserve local history and create informative resources.
Map of Verulam
Experience an interactive map of Verulam.
The Boyd Family Through the Years
Take a stroll through the history of Bobcaygeon’s most iconic family.