Hands On History
What is the Hands on History Program?
Hands On History invites people young and old to participate in Village life by offering a “Hands On”, interactive, educational and fun experience.
It is our aim to offer maximum flexibility in the type and duration of programs we provide (minimum registration required), but programs generally fall into 3 categories:
One-day (costumed) Programs - This program is available for families, groups or individuals during July and August. Full details are available by following the link to the 1 day program.
Two-Day (costumed) Programs - This program is available for families, groups or individuals during July and August. Full details are available by following the link to the 2 day program.
Two Night Program - June 1 to September 28
The weekday overnight program (Monday lunch time to Wednesday lunch time or Wednesday lunch time to Friday lunch time), runs the months of June, September and October until the 10th for schools and groups. Weekend groups (Friday afternoon arrival until Sunday at 1:00 pm) are able to book from June 1 to October 10 according to availability. A minimum of 10 participants is required for an overnight program.
HANDS ON HISTORY REGISTRATIONS:
Fees for the 2013 season are: $140.00 per child and $115.00 per adult.
If you need any additional information please call us toll-free at 1-888-743-7845 Ext 232.
Customized Hands on History programs are available with pre-registration. We are able to accommodate groups for birthday parties, family gatherings/reunions, etc.
“Hands On” is one of the keys to the success of the program. When we make butter we use a paddle-churn and everybody gets a turn churning the butter. Students, teachers and parents alike all rave about this aspect of Hands On History. Making (and sampling) cookies or biscuits in the kitchen of the Jail, sewing beanbags at the Tailor Shop, working with clay at the Pottery Shop, or making a hammer at the Woodturner’s Shop - they are all interactive and “Hands On”.
“I would jump at the chance to go again.”
“… I learned lots and had a wonderful time.”
“… Sherbrooke Village was the best part of grade six.”
“It makes history more meaningful.”
“This is a dream retreat for children & teachers.”
“It was an awesome trip.”
“Second to none in anything I have ever
done with my family or students.”
“How I hated to leave!!”
“Thank you for your meals …
I had three servings every time.”
“It was a dream come true.”
“Dressing up in costume was really amazing.”
The Hands on History program is designed and delivered by seasoned staff who have years of experience in providing heritage programming.
Hands On History staff have completed accredited safety programs and have undergone voluntary screening programs as provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Historic Sherbrooke Village is known for its friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating staff - making your visit an enjoyable one.