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Celebrating Family Day and Heritage Week

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is offering programs and events in celebration of Family Day and Heritage Week.

Make sure to take the time to participate in the exciting lineup of heritage and family-focused events presented by the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre in celebration of Family Day and Heritage Week. Events take place from Feb. 20 to 26.

Bring your family to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum on Feb. 18 between noon and 4 p.m. for Family Day Weekend at the Museum, and enjoy an afternoon of tours, snowshoeing (weather permitting), crafts and more. Admission is free, though pre-registration is required at townofws.ca/active using barcode 26321.

On Feb. 21, join the museum staff for Hidden History, a free event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum to learn more about how the museum came to be, what’s in the collection and how you can get involved. Pre-registration is required at townofws.ca/active using barcode 26343.

Next up, visit the museum’s exhibit galleries and the Bogarttown Schoolhouse during Open Late: Extended Hours, on Feb. 22 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and drop-in guests are welcome.

On Feb. 23, the museum will present Lace Up! Public Panel at 19 on the Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with distinguished panelists reminiscing about the history of ice sports in Whitchurch-Stouffville and sharing stories with community members. Pre-register for this free event at townofws.ca/active using barcode 26346.

The Heritage Week event will wrap up with Heritage Week Drop-In at the museum on Feb. 25 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy a staff-led tour of the museum buildings and make a craft during their visit. Pre-registration is required at townofws.ca/active using barcode 26350.

The 2nd Annual Whitchurch-Stouffville Heritage Awards returns with online nominations being accepted from Feb. 13 to March 13. Heritage enthusiasts are invited to recognize individuals, corporations and other public or private organizations that have made an extraordinary effort towards the conservation, restoration, or adaptive reuse of a built heritage property within the town limits.

Two awards will be granted – one for a commercial property and one for a private residence. The awards celebration takes place on June 3, during Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville. More information, eligibility criteria and submission guidelines can be found at www.cometogetherws.ca/heritageawards.

Visit wsmuseum.ca for more information.

 

 

Photo: The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is offering programs and events in celebration of Family Day and Heritage Week. (Photo courtesy of Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, Accession No. 2021.000.006)

 

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