Simcoe County Museum summer programming

Summer at the Simcoe County Museum is historic. Throughout July and August, the Museum After Hours, Summer Sundays and Simcoe Day programs and events return with family activities, education and much more.

Summer Sundays:
Spend your summer stay-cation at the Simcoe County Museum every Sunday afternoon, from 1 – 4:30 p.m. in July and August. Themes include:
 July 1 – Happy Birthday Canada: Celebrate Canada’s Birthday with cake, games and more.
 July 8, 29 and August 19 – Old Fashioned Cooking: Delicious home-made treats baked in a wood-fired oven.
 July 15 – Trades Day: Learn about some classic trades from the early 19th century.
 July 22 and August 12 – Cottage Games: Don’t have a cottage of your own? That’s okay – join us at our own Cedar View Cottage for games and fun.
 August 5 – Smithing Day: Tinsmith and blacksmith demonstrations to enjoy.
 August 26 – Harvest Time: August is bursting with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Come and celebrate the harvest with us.

Museum After Hours, from 7–9 p.m. (unless otherwise listed), on Tuesday evenings features five rotating themes:
 July 3, July 24 and August 14 – Good Old-fashioned Games Night: Snack on bread oven pizza and other goodies while you challenge each other. There are lots of board games to choose from. Don’t forget to wear your PJ’s.
 July 10 and August 7 – Liars Club: Test your knowledge of museum artifacts during the Liar’s Club game as the staff try to mislead you about the true identity of some of the rare objects.
 July 17 and August 28 – Back to Basics: Delicious home-made treats baked in a wood-fired oven, pioneer games, candle making and more will be featured these nights.
 July 31 – 50s Night: The 1950s themed night including a classic movie playing inside on the big screen, 1950s décor and concession snacks for sale. Check out the museum’s website closer to the date for the movie title.
 August 21 – Movie Night 8-10:15 p.m.: Concession snacks will be available for sale. Be sure to bring your chairs and blankets. Check our website closer to the date for the movie title (the movie will be shown inside).

Simcoe Day Event:
Join the fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 6 for the second annual Simcoe Day event. Celebrate the statutory holiday and honour the county’s 175th anniversary. The museum grounds will be open to the public and the event will feature a complimentary BBQ and ice cream treat, booths and displays including Meet the Fleet with paramedic services vehicles, a LINX bus, road construction equipment and more. The giant inflatable green bin will also be on hand.

Admission to the three events and programs is by donation. Pre-registration is not required. Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie. Visit or call 705-728-3721 for more information.


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