Spring & Summer Program

(for Grades K – 6)

Program options:
  • Interpretive
  • Hands-on
  • Guided tour

Program runs from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Picnic tables are available to use for lunch break if bringing bag lunches.
The Livery Barn Restaurant is open for lunch. Lunches need to be pre-ordered at least two weeks in advance. Information is available at time of booking.

Interpretive Program:
  • Program offered during May, June and September (Tuesday – Friday)
  • Focus is to tour the outdoor village
  • Group leaders will be given a map and outline of tour
  • Students will go from building to building where they will be welcomed by interpreters in period costume
  • Students have opportunity to experience how life was lived in late 19th century Mennonite villages.
They may experience the following:
  • Visit the semlin (underground house)
  • Watch an interpreter spin wool at the house-barn
  • Sample schnetje (biscuits) and fresh rhubarb jam at the summer kitchen
  • Use slate and pencil at the Mennonite private school
  • Visit the Old Colony Church
  • Stop at the windmill and observe the miller at work
  • Watch the blacksmith make horse shoes and/or nails
  • Watch the printer at the printery
  • Go on a horse drawn wagon ride (weather permitting)

Schedule and instructions will be emailed prior to visit.