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Summer Events

Final Children's Program Poster 2016


Come spend your Wednesdays with us at the Daly House! We have some cool and fun days planned so that you and your child can come peer through the looking glass and experience early 20th Century Brandon Manitoba!

Our Schedule

July 6 – Canada’s 150th – Come learn about how Brandon became what it is today! Learn about people like Thomas Mayne Daly, the original owner of Daly House.

July 13 – Behind the Scenes – Come be a curator for the day and learn how the museum works!

July 20 – Children in the Victorian Era – Come live like children during the Victorian Era! Learn how to embroider with members of the Brandon Embroiders Guild. This one is a joint day with Heritage Day so come both days for extra fun!

July 27 – Heritage Day – Have fun learning about heritage crafts and make your own embroidered craft to take home! Make your own Coat of Arms too!

August 3 – Technology: Then and Now – See how technology has changed since the Victorian Era. Come play some games like Crokinole and learn about the art of shadow puppets! Make a kaleidoscope and play telephone!

August 10 – Sherlock Holmes – Come do a scavenger hunt in the Daly House! We’ll make magnifying glasses and hunt down clues to find artifacts!

August 17 – Garden Party – Come for a tea party and learn all about proper etiquette. We’ll make pressed flowers and suncatchers!

August 24 – Pioneer Day – Play “Will you Survive?”, bean bag toss, and learn how to write with quills. Bonus points for the kids that come dressed up with their lunch in a pail!

August 31 – Pioneer School – We know that school’s coming back, but why not kick it off with seeing how school was like in the pioneer days? Come dressed up for extra fun!

Book as soon as you can to guarantee your spots! It’ll be a blast from the past! Hope to see you there!

Through the Looking Glass: Flashback to a Victorian Summer

Children's Program PosterDaly House Museum’s new children’s summer program, Through the Looking Glass: Flashback to a Victorian Summer will be open for registration, beginning on July 8th, 2015.  The Museum is excited to put on a uniquely Victorian experience for children ages 5-12.

Our new summer program explores what it meant to be a kid before skateboards and iPads! This program demonstrates what it was like to be a child in the Victorian era. This includes how children helped around the house and how they played during their new-found free time. There is a wide variety of crafts and activities that children will love. Participants will go on a tour of the Daly House Museum, followed by a toy making session and outdoor activities.  Children will make crafts that reflect the era’s simplicity and practicality.

Join us in tracing the footsteps of a typical Victorian child, from doing outside chores like laundry and to playing parlour games and acting like the great Sherlock Holmes! Through the Looking Glass: Flashback to a Victorian Summer runs from July 8th, 2015 to August 28, 2015. It runs every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm, rain and shine!

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