Museum Programs 

The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum offers a variety of dynamic community programming for educational needs and camp opportunities. 

Photo Gallery: Heritage House Museum Programs will appear here on the public site.
 Victorian Programming 

The Victorian Program allows students to step back in time and experience life during the Victorian Era by exploring the museum and taking part in Victorian activities. Educators will have the option of choosing between several activities including taking part in playing traditional Victorian lawn games, ice cream making and candle making. Victorian Programming is designed for grades 1 - 6. 

 

For educational programming, standard run time is 1.5 hours with students rotating through 30 minute intervals. If you are interested in a program outside of the ones listed or would like to incorporate a different set of curriculum expectations, staff encourage educators to reach out to museum staff to collaborate. 


Museum Tour - Students will be taken on a guided tour of the museum to learn about the history of the museum and Victorian life in Smiths Falls.


Victorian Games - Students will be brought out to the museum grounds to play and experience a variety of traditional Victorian lawn games.


Ice Cream Making - Students will take part in learning how to make homemade ice cream the Victorian way as well as enjoy the ice cream once they have made it.


Candle Making - Students will learn about candles and Victorian Illumination as they create their own hand dipped candles.


Butter & Biscuit Making - Students will learn about the butter making process, take cream and turn it into fresh butter as well as mix up and bake their own tea biscuits in the museum’s bake oven.

Additional Programming Options

It's Not Easy Being Green

Students will be taken through the grounds of the museum to explore and discover local plants, learn what their needs are, how they work, and their role in the environment and society. For Grades 1 - 4.

 

Medieval Program

Students will learn about the Middle Ages through creating their own heraldic symbol, creating their own court through activities and games, and creating a mythical creature. Students will have a chance to use miniature catapults, and other props during the program. Fits into the Grade 4 curriculum but can be booked for any grade.

 Educational Outreach Programming 
The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum offers in-school programming for educators. Museum staff members will work with educators to create an interactive program that can be presented in the classroom. Programs can be designed items from the museum's collection, for any grade level. For more information, please contact the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum at 613-283-6311 or heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca. 
 Children's Summer Day Camps

Throughout the summer the museum hosts children’s summer day camps, where different skills and talents will be taught counselors and special guest instructors. The summer camps are designed for kids between the ages of 6 – 12 years old. The camps run for one week in July and one week in August. For more information about the Children's Summer Day Camps, please contact the museum or visit the museum's Facebook page for further details. 

For the 2023 Summer Day Camp Registration please email scauley@smithsfalls.ca to register and fill out the form available on this website:

https://forms.smithsfalls.ca/Heritage-House-Museum/Childrens_Summer_Camp_2023

 PA Day Camps

The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum offers PA Day Camps throughout the school year, for children ages 6 - 12 years old. For more information on programs being offered during PA Days, please contact the museum or visit the museum's Facebook page for further details. 

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