Lang Pioneer Village Museum Opens for 2020 Season

Lang, ONLang Pioneer Village Museum is excited to announce the beginning of its 2020 season! Delayed due to COVID-19, the Museum’s opening is set for Wednesday, July 8. The Museum will be operating a little differently than normal in order to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and ensure that all visitors can experience a safe visit. The Museum will be open from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday, for Guided Tours. Groups will be limited to a maximum of nine people per tour who must be from the same family unit or social circle. Staggered tours will begin every 15 minutes and must be booked in advance by visiting the Museum’s Shopify page at https://lang-pioneer-village-museum.myshopify.com/. The Museum’s Snack Shop will not be open; however, packaged snacks and drinks as well as items from the Museum Shop can be purchased at the time of booking. Visitors will be required to self-screen prior to coming on-site, observe physical distancing with other groups, and to wear masks when in buildings.

It’s exciting to see the Village come to life again, with procedures put in place for everyone’s safety, as we prepare to invite our community to ‘get away’ in their own backyard,” says Museum Manager Laurie Siblock. “The Village is good for the soul, and families and close social groups can come spend time together in the historic setting of simpler times. After the Guided Tour, visitors have an opportunity to explore the site and buildings on their own and to pick up pre-ordered refreshments and a delicious treat from the Keene Hotel to enjoy on the Village Green. Visitors can plan to head home with lighter hearts, great memories, and phones full of beautiful family photos.

While the Museum’s popular summer events, including the Father’s Day Smoke & Steam Show and the Transportation Day Car & Motorcycle Show, have moved to a virtual format on Facebook, we are hopeful that restrictions the Government has implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 will allow for us to continue with our fall event schedule beginning with Village by Lantern Light on September 12. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow regulations, so all scheduled fall events are subject to change.

The Museum has also just launched a redesigned website and will release an updated Guidebook in a few weeks’ time. You can check out the new website at www.langpioneervillage.ca. Guidebooks are available for purchase in the Museum Shop and on the Museum’s new online shop at lang-pioneer-village-museum.myshopify.com/.

Safely experience Peterborough County’s history come to life this summer by booking your Guided Tour today! Please continue to check our website at www.langpioneervillage.ca for information about our summer season and upcoming events.

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