Glengarry Pioneer Museum Events


Historical Driving Tour

June 13, 2015

This popular driving tour is a car convoy of discovery. Explore the rich heritage and fascinating sites situated throughout Glengarry and uncover the extraordinary history our beautiful county. Participants will join a team of history enthusiasts and will stop at several captivating locations where guest speakers will be on hand to discuss the significance of the site and its role in the evolution of Glengarry. Lunch included. Pre-registration required by calling the museum  at 613-527-5230, or by email at info@glengarrypioneermuseum.ca.


Shakespeare at the Museum

July 9, 2015

Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors", will be presented by Ottawa's A Company of Fools Theatre. This open air activity (Williams Pavillon, in the event of rain), will surly allow your inner thespian to emerge. Bring a picnic supper and lawn chair and enjoy this extraordinary play in an equally extraordinary setting. Suggested donation: $15.


Glengarry Celtic Fair

July 19, 2015

Come and discover the history, gastronomy, music and culture of the Celts. Pre-registration required certain activities.


Glengarry Wood Fair & Wood Auction

August 22, 2015

The Glengarry Wood Fair & Wood Auction is a great way for local artisans and wood-workers to showcase their craft. Exhibits are all wood and forestry related, with beautiful furniture and assorted wood crafts available for purchase. The famous Glengarry wood auction is ideal for artisans and DIY-ers who are looking for special pieces or specific types of wood, such as cherry or maple. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of different woodworking techniques, as well as the Museum's own collection of antique wood handling and crafting tools. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fun. For more information visit: www.woodfair.ca


Harvest Fall Festival des recoltes

September 13, 2015

The annual Harvest Fall Festival celebrates Glengarry's pioneer heritage with harvest and craft demonstrations, a huge horse-drawn carriage parade, live music, and plenty of local produce, baking, preserves and heritage plants available for purchase at the harvest tent. The festival features local artisans showcasing all kinds of crafts, from quilts to canoes and everything in between. Children can visit the petting zoo or partake in the many pioneer games and activities available for them. The Harvest Fall Festival is highly regarded for its dedication to authenticity, and is sure to be a wonderful time for all who attend.


War of 1812 Re-enactment Weekend

September 26 & 27, 2015

The War of 1812 Re-enactment is an exciting living history event featuring re-enactors from across the province and the United States who gather on museum grounds, muskets in hand and cannons not far behind, to re-enact the battles that took place in the War of 1812 and perform Cavalry tactical demonstrations. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the encampments of the British, American, Civilian and Native Allies. There is also an 1812-inspired church service, as well as a fashion show portraying common trends from this time period. A Sutler's Row will offer merchandise such as baked goods, clothing, soaps, hand-forged iron, and more!