Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Vince AlongiCumberland Heritage Village Museum

October 1 and 2: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission

Ever wonder what life was like before cell phones and the Xbox? Plenty of fun! Radios, puppets and games were all the rage! Find out how technology brought about the radio, how it came to people living in rural communities and how it changed their lives. Be a character in a radio play, make a puppet and play some period games.

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About the museum: Lighting a spark to Ottawa’s rural heritage! This charming museum depicts rural life during the 1920s and 1930s in a village setting. As part of your visit, stop at the General Store, the one-room schoolhouse and see some of our antique vehicles at the unique village garage. Observe some of the traditional trades that ushered in industrialization and see what effect popular culture had on rural life. Families will have fun riding on the tractor-pulled wagon ride and visiting the farm animals. Listen in to the audio guide as a doctor from the past visits the museum village for the first time. The Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers are on site every other Sunday to give rides on their model trains. Call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Bring a picnic and spend the day!