As mentioned in a previous post, my family took me to Lang Pioneer Village near Keene, Ontario for Father’s Day. Including the antique tractor show, there was actually quite a lot to see and do there and I was surprised that our 3 year old loved it so much. Usually he has a very short attention span.
The village was established in 1967 to showcase pioneer lifestyle and preserve various historical artifacts from the area. I was expecting a tacky, obvious re-creation, of someones opinion of life back in the day, but was shocked to see over 25 buildings, (most of them furnished), built throughout the 19th century. Many of the buildings were moved to the village back in ’67. There is more to the village than just the buildings. There are full-on streets, people walking around in period clothing, and animals. We were walking around and before we knew it we were in a small lineup for the schoolhouse. The teacher came out and told us how we were to enter the school and behave. She even scolded someone for talking out of turn. It was awesome.
Below are a couple of the many photos from our visit.