Family Programs

Family activities take place at Schneider Haus National Historic Site that everyone can take part in!

June - Get Grubby at Schneider Haus!

Don’t be shy, dig in... we’ll be planting and harvesting all month long, so why not come in and feel the Earth between your fingers too!

July and August - Do It Yourself Summer – Make history with us!

Come on our skill sharing adventure as we make, explore, and experiment all summer long! Hands-on activities and special guests – check out our daily activities calendar for more information.

Monday Make and Take Explore a time when everything was handmade and "make" a piece of history to take home. From dairying and woodworking, to toy making and rope making, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Tuesday – Dig in!  Every settler relied on their gardens – check out ours and get your hands into the earth and help our plants to flourish. Take a seed home, make a “mini” four-square garden or sew a sleepy time satchel.

Wednesday – Funky Fabrics  We’ll be exploring all things textile! Try different sewing projects…embroidery, hooking a mini-schnibble mat or sewing a potholder. No experience required!! 

Thursday – Colour your World – We’ll have a natural dye bath brewing each week – bring a t-shirt from home to dye. We’ll be dyeing and spinning wool all summer long!

Friday & Saturday – Bake Days – Traditional bake oven usage – with a twist. Let’s see what this bake oven can really do! Learn how to twist a pretzel like an expert every Friday and Saturday. Check out our communal bake oven program on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Sunday – Tea - Steeped in History – Taste and make some tea to bring home with you. Special guests throughout the summer will share their tea making skills.

Family Pizza Party

$25 per family plus HST 
Prepare your own pizza to be baked in our wood-fired bake oven. We provide the dough and toppings. Take it home or enjoy your pizza picnic in our new green space. Call to register as space is limited. 

Dates:

Saturday, July 27  - Stay for the Porch Party!
August 24
September 28 - Play games and visit the Haus while you wait for your pizza to bake!

Communal Bake Days (R)

Saturdays in July and August, 2 p.m.
Regular admission applies for Haus visits
Prepare your bread at home, mark it with your family "brand" and bring it to us to bake in our wood-fired bake oven. Community bake ovens were the information hubs of the past. Meet up with other bakers, share stories and recipes, or visit the Museum and gardens while your bread bakes. Call to reserve your spot as space is limited.