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Saturday, July 7 – 12 pm to 4 pm
Ages 16 and up

Customize and finish building your very own vintage wooden serving tray. This workshop will be led by Sharon from Paint Parties Ottawa who will guide you step-by-step through creating this wonderful hand crafted home décor piece. Enjoy a guided tour of Fairfields Heritage House and learn more about the Bell family’s history as successful dairy farmers. You can even take inspiration from the Bell family with a dairy-themed design for your tray! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required and personalized stencils (with participant names) will be available to those who register early (3 or more business days in advance of the workshop).

Cost: $50 per person

Barcode: 1406779

Registration is required. You can register for this program using the City of Ottawa’s online registration system. Enter the program barcode in the box labelled “Search for programs by barcode”. Click “Add” and log in to complete registration. If you do not already have an account, click “Create new family account”.

A minimum of 3 participants is required for the program to run.

Saturday, June 16 – 10 am to 4 pm

Did you know that Margaret and William Bell once operated a tavern on the property where Fairfields Heritage house now stands? Bring the family to the museum and join us for our Father’s Day community BBQ! Explore the history of beer and how it is made. Taste wort (unfermented beer), learn about the various kiln levels of barley, and smell different strains of hops. Brian Gunther, a silver and bronze medal winner in Beau’s 2017 brewing competition, will share his knowledge on beer production.

Admission price includes 2 tickets for a drink and BBQ sausage. BBQ and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for cash purchase.

Please note: no alcohol will be served on site.

Cost: $6.50 single; $10.75 pair; $17.25 family

Explore how people’s lives and tools have changed over time. Make crafts, play games, and study artefacts as you try your hand at a different trade each week! Activities are appropriate for children ages 6 to 9. Register for one session or all four.

Cost: $6.30 per child

Do you love playing outside? Join museum staff at an Ottawa Public Library branch to explore why being outside makes us happier and healthier with the story of the Secret Garden. Create a seed bomb to grow your secret garden at home! Children ages 9 to 11. More information is available on the Events and Programs listings (link is external) on the Ottawa Public Library website.

Cost: Free

Celebrate the 225th anniversary of Nepean at the Bell home; one of the earliest and well-known settler families in the township. Enjoy guided tours, traditional games and music as well as hands-on activities for families.

Cost: Pay What You Can