The Made in Dundas Community Family Festival returns to the Dundas Museum and Archives on Saturday, May 24 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. with a full roster of free activities and crafts for kids of all ages.
Organizers of this year’s event feel the newly expanded building and its surrounding grounds will offer even more opportunities for fun and learning.
Judy Morphet, for one, is looking forward to the event. Morphet, a long-time museum volunteer, is also a member of the musical duo Pearls of Time. Along with partner Susan Snelling, the pair offers historical interpretations through music and word. Morphet plays the bowed psaltery, a 32-stringed instrument that dates back to biblical times. Morphet said she has played at Made in Dundas several times, and loves sharing the old music with everyone.
“I watch as old friends visit, grandparents point out toys they had played with to the kids and the response of the little ones to farm animals and old-time crafts,” she said.
The museum plans a number of activities this year, including horse-drawn tours of King Street, historic carpentry techniques, a story-teller, small animal interpretation and a display of restored Dundas fire trucks. A new feature will be lunch and snacks provided for purchase by local Dundas merchants Nellie James Gourmet Food To Go, The Village Bakery and Beanermunky Chocolates.
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