The Summer season is upon us, and that means travelling the countryside in search of new and exciting things to fill your sunny afternoons. Kids are looking for adventure and parents are looking for anywhere but home! As soon as traveling is permitted take the kids back in time, and visit Kawartha Settlers Village in Bobcaygeon.
Their new visitor centre is currently being built – the trusses are up and it’s moving along! As the Building takes shape stay tuned for fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.
This year they have a new transportation display in the Muir House, taking you through the history of transportation. The team at the Setters Village has expanded their display of farm implements and have new pieces on loan with a focus on Cockshutt implements and farm equipment models from Steve Oliver and the Oliver family. Through contacts with Arnott Farm Equipment and Gayle Walker in Lindsay, the Village has secured the farm implements for the display in the Murphy barn stable.
Check out the Wayne Moore memorial display in Henderson House. Wayne Moore was a well-known artist in the Kawartha Lakes Region. His murals adorn such locations as the Kawartha Settlers’ Village and the Boyd Museum in Bobcaygeon. He was very involved with the Kawartha Arts Festival in Fenelon Falls where he displayed and sold his art for many years. With his use of bright colours and loose style, he enjoyed painting landscapes, animals, portraits and commissions.
While you are visiting don’t forget to travel down the Discovery trail – it is open and ready for use, with a Storybook walk available to read as you explore the trail.
For more information about opening dates, and what can be accessed with restrictions in place watch the
Kawartha Settlers Village website www.settlersvillage.org
85 Dunn Street, Bobcaygeon 705 738 6163