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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Opening of New Exhibit -September 18th

Voices of the Town: Vaudeville in Canada is a traveling exhibition available from the Peterborough Museum & Archives. This bilingual exhibition explores the remarkable story of Vaudeville through the lens of the Roy Studio.
Voices of the Town recreates the ambience of an evening at the theatre, complete with a reproduction ticket booth and kinetoscope. Photographs from the Ballsillie Collection of Roy Studio Images, the authentic costume of “Oklahoma Jack“ and a palette of educational programming are sure to make this exhibition a memorable and entertaining experience for everyone.

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Spirits Haunt the Streets of Bowmanville

Hear tales of hauntings and history, stories and spirits, ghosts and genealogy! For more than 200 years the people of Bowmanville have been unknowingly building a repertoire of scary local stories, each one filled with enough mystery and intrigue to confuse and shock even the keenest minds. The time has come to open Bowmanville’s historical vault and share some of our tales of eerie and unexplained phenomenon.
Every Wednesday evening beginning September 1st until October 27th join Clarington Museums and Archives for our bone-chilling, lantern-lit tours through the streets of Bowmanville. Over the course of the evening, you will hear a score of ghostly accounts while being introduced to the town’s early history. Advance purchase of Spirit Walk tickets is required! Reserve your space today or be gravely disappointed! Reservations can be made by visiting the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre at 62 Temperance Street between 11:00 am until 4:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday or by calling the museum offices at 905-623-2734. Tickets are $7.00 each. The walk begins at 7:00 PM at the Bowmanville Museum and ends at 8:30 PM with refreshments at the Museum. Please note that if you are under the age of 14 you must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the evening.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Edwardian Lunch on the Verandah

Join us every Wednesday and Saturday of the summer, beginning July 7th and ending Saturday, August 28th, we will be serving a light lunch menu, including soups, quiche, scones, and sweets, that are sure to satisfy. Teas are served from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Bowmanville Museum
37 Silver St.
Bowmanville, ON or 905-623-2734

Historic Bowmanville Cemetery Tours

On August 11, 18 and 25th, at 6:30 PM join Clarington Museums for guided tours of the Bowmanville Cemetery. A costumed guide will conduct a 90-minute tour of the oldest parts of the cemetery, discussing the history of burials, Victorian funeral customs, Bowmanville’s historic past and the interesting personalities that made it happen!
Pre-registration and payment is required. $7/person, $5/ person for members.
Please call the museum office at 905-623-2734 to book. Space is limited so call early.

Mystery History Day Camp

Join the Clarington Museums and Archives DISCOVERY CLUB and join in the Intrigue and Mystery History Day Camp, which takes place August 16th – 20th. Decipher codes as a spy for the day on August 16th, discover the early inhabitants of Clarington on August 17th, dive into the science of submarines on August 18th, blast off into space on August 19th and then become a mad scientist on August 20th with ooey gooey experiments.
Day camps run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and are suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Before and after care is available for an additional fee. The cost per child is $30.00/day, or $120.00/week. To register call 905-623-2734, or visit the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre at 62 Temperance St, Bowmanville. You can also visit our website at