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WHAM – Summer Camp

WHAM – Summer CampJuly & August Daily 9:00am – 4:00pm Registration starts Wednesday, May 8. Camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with the exception of holidays. Register for a single day or for a whole week.  Ages 5-10, children must be 5 years old on the day of camp. Proof of age required at drop off. Cancellation Policy: If there is not enough interest in a specific camp program, the program will be cancelled at the discretion of museum staff, and those who have registered will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued if the registrant chooses...

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WHAM – Swords and Plowshares

WHAM – Swords and PlowsharesRuns October 4, 2024 – February 29, 2025 Critical to Canada’s war efforts was the battle on the “Industrial Front” fought by the factories of the nation, and no manufacturer modeled this better than the Cockshutt Plow Company. With a workforce comprised largely of women, their products served in the farmer’s field, the battlefield, and took flight in combat. This fascinating legacy carried on into the Cold War Era.

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WHAM – Youth Volunteer Mentorship Program

WHAM – Youth Volunteer and Mentorship ProgramOrientation Day June 110:00am – 12:30pm WHAM’s youth volunteers are vital to the success of our camps. We believe that each volunteer can offer something unique to our programs , whether you have a special talent or interest or just enjoy working with kids. The Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program is offered to youth ages 13 and older. Volunteering is a great way to begin a resume, earn school volunteer hours, make new friends, and develop leadership skills. Before they can begin to volunteer, all youths are required to attend an...

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WHAM – The Innovation of Cockshutt

WHAM – The Innovation of CockshuttRuns October 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024Founded as the Brantford plow Works by James G. Cockshutt in 1877, the Cockshutt Plow Company was responsible for nearly a century of agricultural innovation with the launch of tractors, combines and farm implements. In partnership with Laurier University, Brantford and the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre, this will be a featured exhibition in the Agricultural Gallery.

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WHAM – The Art of Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating

WHAM – The Art of Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg DecoratingSaturday, March 9 & 23 and Saturday, May 410:00am – 2:00pm Join us as participants will learn this Ukrainian tradition by using a wax-resist method to decorate their eggs with stunning motifs with instructor Kiana Shabatura. $25 per person. No experience necessary! Instruction and supplies will be provided. Online Registration is required. Registration begins January 31 via ENCORE.

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WHAM – Happy Accidents: A Bob Ross Painting Workshop

WHAM  – Happy Accidents: A Bob Ross Painting WorkshopSaturday April 20, 2024 1:00pm – 4:00pm Join certified Bob Ross Instructor, Bobbi Cosby, where she will guide participants in how to paint a Bob Ross original design. $55 per person. No experience necessary – instruction and all supplies provided. Online registration is required. Registration Begins March 6 via ENCORE.Participants will be painting: ‘Sunset on the Lake’

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WHAM – Textile Tenacity: Charitable Quilting in Ontario

WHAM – Textile Tenacity: Charitable Quilting In OntarioRuns November 2, 2024 – February 20, 2025 Quilting if often thought of as a nostalgic hobby with a homey purpose. The truth is far more complicated. Quilts have been used for fundraising purposes for over a century. The funds that community quilting projects have raised have helped to build churches, equip hospitals and win wars. This exhibition explores this other purposeful side of quilting and the tenacity women show by raising money through crafts when their community is in need. WHAM is holding an Opening Gala on Sunday,...

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WHAM – Industries That Shaped Our Communities

WHAM – Industries that Shaped Our CommunitiesRuns through 2024 In collaboration with the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and Museums in Brant County, a rotating series of pop-up exhibits highlighting various industrial histories of local and regional interest will be showcased at WHAM during the year. 

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WHAM – Car Boot Sales

WHAM –  Car Boot Sales2nd Saturday of the Month June 8, July 13 & August 108:00am – 12:00pm Calling all treasure hunters! Start you Saturday morning thrifting at WHAM with this old-fashion English style flea market. Vendors selling antiques, collectables and “good junque” will be setup on the museum grounds. Admission is free. Cancelled if raining.  Be a vendor! Load up your car and sell your junque from the trunk at the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s CAR BOOT SALES. This old-fashioned, English styled flea market will be running on the East parking...

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WHAM – Agricultural Hall of Fame

WHAM – Agricultural Hall of FameSaturday, September 15, 20242:00pm – 4:00pm The Agricultural Hall of Fame at WHAM honours and celebrates Norfolk County’s outstanding contributions to agriculture and promotes the importance of these achievements. Join us as we formally recognize the 2024 recipients and unveil the new exhibit highlighting their accomplishments. To see a full list of past inductees, click here: Inductees

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WHAM – Farmerettes At War

WHAM – Farmerettes At WarNovember (Date TBD) Learn about the forgotten history of the young women who answered the call by working on the farms in Ontario – including Waterford – during the Second World War. Join author Bonnie Sitter as she shares her research and documentary highlights from Ontario Skins and Peach Fuzz: Memories of Ontario Farmerettes. Admission by donation. 

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WHAM – Holiday Starlight Shopping

WHAM – Holiday Starlight ShoppingNovember 2024 (Dates TBD) Kick off your holiday shopping by visiting Bowlby Bros. & Co., the museum’s famous gift shop. Featuring home and garden products, unique seasonal ornaments and fabulous stocking stuffers. The museum will be open extended hours to join other vendors in Waterford for a night of holiday splendor.

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WHAM – Norfolk County Cabinet Makers

Virtual Exhibit WHAM – Norfolk County Cabinet MakersThe following represents documented individual makers and factories in business between 1840 and 1965. While not complete, it is the most comprehensive list currently available. The date indicates the year the maker/factory was recorded as being in operation and not the year established. If you have information about a maker from Norfolk County not listed, please email the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum with details. (Sources: WHAM files, Norfolk County Archive files, and “The Cabinet Makers of Norfolk County” published by...

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