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September 11, 2019

7 to 10 p.m.

Match wits with Guest Curators as they reveal stories of mysterious artifacts from the Museum’s collection with a game of “Truth or Fiction”.

Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres at 7 p.m. in the Speakeasy (if you can find your way inside)

1920s dress or cocktail attire

$50 per ticket ($40 for Museum members)

Click here to register 


*NEW Try It Out Tuesdayspicture of several sketches including a person doing yoga, a ball of yarn and knitting needles, a campfire, a paint brush.

Tuesdays, July 2 to August 27, 2019

7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13 - Try to weave on our floor loom, try embroidery, enjoy live music, take a stroll on our new Warbler Way Trail, or take a drive in our Model A and Fairmount Speeder!

There is an extremely popular movement in the UK that is emerging in Canada, dedicated to promoting and improving emotional and physical health and well-being. Called social prescribing, healthcare providers are making efforts to prescribe patients activities like dance lessons, knitting groups, and museum visits! These prescriptions are designed to decrease anxiety, depression, and combat loneliness and isolation.

Inspired by this concept, Simcoe County Museum staff have created Try it out Tuesdays for this summer. Held on Tuesday evenings in July and August, these nights are dedicated to activities for adults that promote wellness. Make new friends and discover new pastimes that will give you joy. Get your hands dirty and learn about the health benefits of gardening, or partake in an interactive art activity. Join a Pilates session on the Museum grounds, or listen to stories around the campfire. Find your Zen while trying a new craft like knitting, weaving, rug hooking, or embroidery. Socialize over light refreshments, and maybe even pick up a new hobby or two!

Admission to this new program is by donation. Pre-registration is not required.  Activities run between 7 and 9 p.m. each Tuesday night, and are available without a prescription.

Summer Sundays

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Sundays, July 7 to August 25, 2019

1 to 4:30 p.m.

Simcoe County Museum is pleased to bring back Summer Sundays, running each Sunday from July 7 to August 25, 2019. The program has an exciting line-up of activities, perfect for a family stay-cation.

July 7 and August 4 – A Natural Experience: Enjoy the summer out in nature for a guided nature walk, and take time to create a souvenir made from nature itself.

July 14 and August 11 – Summer Sundaes Social: The name says it all – we supply the delicious hand-churned ice cream and you create your own signature sundae to enjoy.

July 21 and August 18 – Victorian Tea Party: It's tea time! Put on your best dress and join us for a traditional Victorian Cream Tea style party! Tea will be served on the hour from 1-3 p.m. with Victorian parlour games to follow.

July 28 and August 25 – School's in for Summer: Step back in time as your enter into the school house for a classic pioneer lesson. Play some pioneer recess games outside the school house after each lesson.

Admission is by donation. Pre-registration is not required

The Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie. For more information, please contact the Simcoe County Museum at (705) 728-3721