Community Outreach Programs

Enrich your community programs and events with the magic of history! Include one of the Village’s fun, interactive outreach activities to give your attendees a unique learning experience.

a costumed educator hosts a presentation of Victorian artifacts and objects from Black Creek Village at a community event
a display of Victoria artifacts and objects from Black Creek Village featured at a local community event
a costumed historian from Black Creek Village demonstrates an old-fashioned spinning wheel at a local community event

Each program is led by engaging educators who bring history to life with exciting stories and hands-on, interactive activities.

We offer four programs to choose from – perfect for fairs, festivals, and family fun!

Looking for something customized to your group? Contact and let us know what you have in mind.


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Programs Available


Enjoy the cheer of yesteryear. Try vintage games, get hands-on with timeless toys, and enjoy festive fun from the 19th century.

Become a record breaker at the always-popular cup and ball game, tease your brain with old-fashioned puzzles, and learn classic party etiquette – including the secret language of fans!

There’s something for all ages to enjoy.


Experience the chores and playtimes of the past as you explore a child’s life in 19th-century Canada.

Discover how “many hands make light work” by trying old-fashioned tasks. Use classic tools like a butter churn and laundry washboard. Tease your brain with Victorian school lessons, and enjoy an assortment of old-time fun and games!

Perfect for children, or grown ups who are young at heart!


Go baa-ck in time and experience old-fashioned wool working from sheep to shawl!

Try carding wool and spinning with a drop spindle, and then marvel as our costumed historians show an old-fashioned spinning wheel in action!

Discover how natural fibres were processed into garments and other textiles.


Take a deeper dive into history and uncover the stories of real people from 19th-century Ontario. Get hands-on with artifacts and activities related to their lives and work.

Immerse yourself in the past to better understand the present. Perfect for history detectives of all ages looking for an enriching encounter with yesteryear.

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