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    Peggy Brown makes another batch of her lemon cranberry scones, baked in a wood fired oven. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Chopping wood has always been hard work. Just ask Rick Kuno. Bob Hackett was happy to chime in with some tips. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Rebecca Jahoor shows off some of the utensils settlers would have used for cooking. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Still living some of the elements of the Coureur des Bois lifestyle, Pontiac Trapper Lionel Lacroix often wears the garb his ancestors might have. He is a popular presence in Quebec schools where he shares the history and tools he still uses today to trap animals. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Coming all the way from Huntsville, Ont., Juanita and Ron Martin were happy to show Paul Ballantyne what type of knife is best used on leather. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Coming all the way from Huntsville, Ont., Juanita and Ron Martin were happy to show Paul Ballantyne what type of knife is best used on leather. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    village, acting as the children of settlers. (Below left) Marc Tremblay is dressed as a trapper for the Settler Festival. His fringed outfit is made of felt while his hat is a raccoon’s pelt, molded into a shapely hat. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Stepping back in time: Heritage Village holds 7th annual Settler Festival

Military News

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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016


The Petawawa Heritage Village once more took people back in time during its 7th Settler Festival. On Aug. 13 and 14, this living museum put on several interactive displays demonstrating what life would have been like 200 years ago. Amongst the many activities and exhibits, knowledgeable volunteers greeted attendees with baked goods made in an outdoor oven, soft pelts and traditional tools as well as demonstrations of knife throwing, dye making, blacksmithing, and carpentry. With the rain on Saturday, a newly installed Community Church was opened to make shelter for the vendors and their wares. Much of these products were made by the village’s youth volunteers, who’ve spent the past summer immersing themselves in history.