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Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

1150 Dundas Street West

Oakville, ON



Offered in English.


How did children entertain themselves before TV, computers and the internet? For children visiting the event, they may be interested and curious about what life was like for children living in Proudfoot’s Hollow in the early nineteenth century. Toys from the mid-1800s will be introduced by Halton Heritage Services staff and tried by visitors. Children will have the opportunity to make their own thaumatrope – a popular optical illusion toys enjoyed during the Victorian period as well as play some of the more popular outdoor games like croquet, ring toss and corn hole.



Town of Oakville, Halton Heritage Services, Conservation Halton, Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen.

The group organizing the event is made up of a variety of groups including: The Town of Oakville, Oakville Museum, Halton Heritage Services, Conservation Halton, Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


Rev. Patrick Gushue

This event is part of a hub:

The Crossing: Community Heritage Day

Halton Heritage Services, Knox Sixteen, Town of Oakville, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Oakville, ON

Discover the history of the place known today as Lions Valley Park! Since the first Indigenous people lived on this land, the place know today as Lions Valley Park has been an important location because it was where the river could be cros...