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Pioneering Culture Days

Didsbury, Alberta

Heritage, Literature and Spoken Word — Talks and Discussion, Hands-On Activity

Takes place in the beautiful Zion Church at the east entrance to Didsbury. The first church was for the Mennonite Brethren, the settlers of German, Swiss, and Dutch descent whose culture and traditions are being showcased. The weekend includes a Faspa (lots and lots of food), a Gathering (music, singers, drummers, historical stories, & storytellers). Old-fashioned games like crokinole, Dutch Blitz, German Circle Games. Always wanted to know how to quilt? Now's your chance to see a Quilting Bee in action! Plus, antique tractors for kids to climb on, floor tiles to paint, and Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides of Shantz Street. There's an "Are You Mennonite?" station at the Library, and A vast quilt collection at the Museum, some from 1800s.

More info

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This event is in English.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Keywords: Tour, Storytelling, Singing, Performance, Painting, Museum, Library, Kids, Historic Site, Genealogy, Fiber Arts, Family Friendly, Drumming, All Ages, Agriculture & Farm-related

When

Fri 28 Sep 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sat 29 Sep 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun 30 Sep No events scheduled.
In case of rain:

All activities are indoors.

Where

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Hwy 582 and 20th Avenue
Didsbury, Alberta

Building

Zion Evangelical Missionary Church

Directions

Directions, From Calgary: North on Highway 2 (QE II Hwy) Turn west on Exit 326 onto Highway 582 (towards Didsbury) Go 4 miles west to Didsbury Turn left (south) on 16th Street. Go to 15th Avenue. The school is on your left hand side. Directions, From Red Deer: South on Highway 2 (QE II Hwy) Turn west on Exit 326 onto Highway 582 (towards Didsbury) Go 4 miles west to Didsbury Turn left (south) on 16th Street. Go to 15th

Photos

  • Didsbury Museum Archives

Organizer

Mountain View Arts Society

Hosts of "A Brush With Art" Art Show in April, Days of Yore re-enactment living museum show in August, and the Mountain View Arts Festival in September, we look forward to being a Host Celebration Site during Alberta Culture Days with our Pioneering Culture Days. The Mountain View Arts Society promotes other art events, doing everything we can to let people know about arts & cultural events in our region.

Activity Contact

Kathleen Windsor
info[at]mountainviewartssociety[dot]ca
403-335-9445
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