Saturday, September 27, 2014

Doors Open Milton

Country Heritage Park and the Steam-Era combine efforts to put on really good show
It's all about our history - Milton, back over 100 years and commemorating WWI.

Doors Open Milton - Sept 27th. 10am - 4pm
Admission Free - the Doors will be open at Country Heritage Park with activities for the entire family.
  • Displays of early farm machinery - Cockshutt, Allis-Chalmers, International Harvester, Massey-Harris
  • Have fun learning to drive a tractor
  • Ford Dealership - display of vehicles from 1919 to 1953
  • Take a step back in time with a visit to our Heritage Buildings - interpreters at the Lucas House and Cassin Log Home will show you what it was like to live "way back when"
  • Demonstration Beehive
  • Either pack your own lunch or buy lunch at the Park at a very reasonable price;
  • Or you might like to partake of a High tea, which will be served in the Women's Institute building - 3 sittings, $10 per person
  • farm animals, too, are awaiting your visit
  • Treats for the kids
Country Heritage Park is the new home of the Steam-Era
  • Check out the display of Miniature/Model Steam engines in the new Steam-Era Building;
  • Interpreted display of full size made in Ontario Steam Engines;
  • See how Farms and Houses were powered before electricity – Gas engine dynamic and static displays;
  • Steamed Corn from rare and unique Sawyer–Massey, made-in-Hamilton, 1920 Steam Engine.
  • Flailing of oats interactive demonstrations with participation - you can join in.
  • Threshing demonstration.
  • Everyone is ready and awaiting your visit on September 27, from 10am to 4pm
Waldie Blacksmith Shop, Open 10am-4pm
16 James Street, Milton
  • There will be a photographic display of World War I pictures and articles.  The display has been put together by our archivists, Gloria Brown and Kay Bounsall.
  • The forge will be manned by Blacksmiths - they are ready for your questions as they work these restored forges.
  • And while you're there, pick up a Downtown Self-guided Walking Tour Map.  There are many points of interest, all within walking distance, relating to WWI.

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