Fibrelicious festival added to Lang Pioneer Village schedule
Lang Pioneer Village will open Tuesday for its 51st season.
The outdoor museum north of Keene will be open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for spring tours until Father’s Day, when the Museum’s daily summer season kicks off with the 22nd annual Father’s Day Smoke and Steam Show.
In addition to a roster of new and old events, the village has also completed its new facility, the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building, which enables the museum to become a community hub for locals and the agricultural community, according to a release from the museum.
The building exhibits the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame and will profile agricultural history.
In addition, it provides conference, meeting and wedding rental spaces and washroom facilities for visitors at the back of the village.
Following the retirement of long-time museum manager Joe Corrigan on May 4, this season will see some staffing changes at the museum.
Laurie Siblock, the museum’s former assistant manager, will be take the reins of museum management and Elizabeth King, the museum’s former administrative/volunteer co-ordinator, will be stepping into the position of assistant manager.
Together, Siblock and King bring more than 22 years of direct experience at Lang to management of the museum.
Hiring is currently underway for the vacant administrative/volunteer co-ordinator position.
Hiring is also underway for the museum’s costumer position as long-time costumer Janet Van Dompseler is set to retire May 24.
Although several employees at the museum are leaving, the public should expect to see the return of several popular special events.
The Father’s Day Smoke and Steam Show, Historic Dominion Day, the Transportation Day Car and Motorcycle Show, Applefest, Historic All Hallows’ Eve and Christmas by Candlelight.
A new addition to the schedule is Fibrelicious — a Food and Fibre Arts Festival, offering a variety of local food and fibre arts events on the Aug. 10 weekend.
Following June 17, the village will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week until Sept. 3.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, $5 for youths (ages 514) and free for children under five. Family admission is also available for $30 and includes two adults and four youths.