Museum
Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Currently closed
Moreston Heritage Village
Closed for the season
Archives
Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Currently closed
Grades:
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Subjects:
Social Studies
Visual Arts
duration
2 hours

Cranberries, Candles, and Claus: Holiday Traditions of Grey County

Minimum of 15 students/ maximum of 45 students plus Teacher and 1 parent helper per 6 students
Offered as a winter seasonal program

Why do we decorate our homes with holly or trees? Participate in the celebrations that Grey County’s first settlers brought over from their homelands. Visit three of our heritage buildings in Moreston Heritage Village as you hear their stories, create classic decorations, and discover how the holiday grew and changed over the course of the 1850s – 1920s.

When booking, please notify staff regarding any food allergies.

More Education Programs

Climb Your Family Tree

This program focuses on the importance of family history and will teach students how to conduct research both at home and in the Archives.

Pioneer Life

Take a trip back to Grey County's settlement. Discover the daily life of a settler and explore some of the reasons that drew immigrants to the Queen's Bush in the hopes of finding a better life. 

School Days

You and your class will experience school as it was in 1920 when the Moreston Heritage Village school teacher rings the bell to start the lesson. Sharpen your skills to be ready for some Mental Arithmetic; try your hand at Cursive Writing; take part in a class Spelling Bee and discuss similarities and differences between the 1920s and today

WWI Education Day

Experience the Great War, "the war to end all wars" by participating in our full WWI Education Day at Grey Roots Museum & Archives.