This week the Pembina Thresherman's Museum is preparing to host hundreds of visitors, young and old. Friday is their annual Heritage Day when roughly 350 young students will take a field trip to discover life in the past lane. Students will experience flour milling, lumber sawing, rope making, corn grinding, horse drawn wagon rides, and museum tours.

Another part of Heritage Day is the opportunity to learn about soap making, and help M.C.C. volunteers with making thousands of pounds of it. Visitors will be mixing, stirring, and pouring ingredients, as well as cutting the final soap product.

Lois Dudgeon is the Manager of the Pembina Thresherman's Museum and says the entire day is open to the public. She notes Saturday they have planned an open house to highlight what they have changed, and to unveil some special projects. An official program will begin at 2:30 and will feature five heritage buildings on the museum grounds that were designated as municipal heritage sites last fall. Dudgeon notes they will also be displaying 16 pioneer murals painted by Helene Latter.

The open house event on Saturday will be from 1 PM to 5 PM and more than 100 volunteers will be on hand to bring the museum alive. There will be old time demonstrations, time  to ask questions, and great photo opportunities. Dudgeon says there is so much that has changed, that return visitors will find it new and exciting. She points out the museum is a local gem, and invites everyone to come and explore.









- Thursday, june 3, 2010 -