Fi­bre­li­cious fes­ti­val added to Lang Pi­o­neer Vil­lage sched­ule

The Peterborough Examiner - - Local - MARISSA LENTZ SPE­CIAL TO THE EX­AM­INER

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.

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