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Cookies with Mrs. Claus 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018
Cookies with Mrs. Claus 2018

Our old-fashioned cookie decorating afternoon with Mrs. Claus was filled with music, laughter, and the excitement of Christmas. Santa Claus and his elf made a jolly appearance and visited with all the children, young and old.  The Historical Society would like to thank the Village of Burk’s Falls, The Township of Armour, The Burk’s Falls Arena, Tim Horton’s, Nancy Kyte, and all of our cookie makers: Danielle Hall, Jennifer Talbot, Bruce Campbell and Judy Ransome for sponsoring the event.  A special thank you to all of our volunteers for the afternoon.  Most of all, thank you to our community for supporting this event. It is a wonderful time of year to get together with friends and family. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ..

Remembrance Day with a Founding Member, Lorne Main

Friday, November 09, 2018
Remembrance Day with a Founding Member, Lorne Main

BURK’S FALLS – Lorne Main, 92, says while Remembrance Day has always held a special place in his heart over the years, he will be feeling it a little more deeply in 2018 – the 100th anniversary of the end of First World War – because of his father. ..

Remembrance Day 2018 - 100th Anniversary WW1

Thursday, November 01, 2018
Remembrance Day 2018 - 100th Anniversary WW1

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.  ..

Happy Halloween 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Happy Halloween 2018

Our third annual Halloween Party was a pumpkin smashing success with almost 90 children in attendance!  Visitors tested their bravery, had some fun and got a little spooked in our haunted farm house.  Children of all ages trick or treated as they travelled through the house and carved pumpkins beside an antique horse drawn hearse.  A special thank you to our Haunted House Specialists, Jason and Diana Warriner and Alyssa and Sara Johnson for decorating the house and setting the scenes.  Thank you to our sponsor, Collins' Valu-Mart for donating the pumpkins for the celebration and to all of our volunteers for the afternoon. ..

You're Invited to a Friendly Haunted House

Friday, September 28, 2018
You're Invited to a Friendly Haunted House
Calling all Boys and Ghouls!  Halloween is coming soon so grab your mask or your broom.  The Burk's Falls Historical Society will be your host at the Watt Century Farm House Heritage Centre, 827 Chetwynd Road from 1 pm to 3 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  Come dressed in your costume and tour our friendly haunted house.  Carve your own pumpkin.  Admission is $5 per family.  There will be treats and a witch's brew - now all we need is you!

A visit from the Cub Scouts!

Thursday, September 27, 2018
A visit from the Cub Scouts!

The 1st Burk’s Falls Cub Scouts visited the Watt Century Farm House and learned a lot about local history. A special thank you to our President, Diane Brandt for planning a special program for the group. The Cubs participated in a scavenger hunt, identified mystery artifacts and played a game of “I Spy” in the heritage site.  ..

Historical Automobile Association of Canada Donation

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Historical Automobile Association of Canada Donation
Thank you Floyd Allen and the Historical Automobile Society of Canada - Muskoka Region (HASC Muskoka) for your generous donation of $400 to the Historical Society. Through your support of the Historical Society we are able to continue and support of our mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of our community. In August 2018, the Historical Automobile Society of Canada held their annual Normoska in Huntsville, Ontario. This event has attracted H.A.S.C. members since it went 'North to Muskoka' in 1958 (whence comes its name). Normoska is actually held in a different area of the Province each year and is a week-long August holiday for the whole family. It provides an interesting itinerary of tours to places of interest and included the heritage sites of Watt Century Farm House and the Wiseman’s Corner Schoolhouse this year. Photo: Diane Brandt, President; Lorne Main, Founding Member; and Floyd Allen, HASC Muskoka)

Meet you at the Fall Fair!

Friday, August 31, 2018
Meet you at the Fall Fair!

Our community strives each year to offer an insight into the agricultural diversity and excellence of the Burk’s Falls area, as well as to showcase the many talents of our community members. The fall fair also provides family entertainment, games, music and good food. ..

Psychic Day

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Psychic Day

Get your tickets by calling 705-571-3308.  Medium Penny Brandt will host two seatings one at 1:30 pm and another at 6:00 pm at the Watt Century Farm House.  Cost is $20 per person. Experience, receive a reading.  ..

Heritage Day 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018
Heritage Day 2018

Wow! What a Heritage Day Celebration! This year's theme was all about the history of sports and promoted our local sporting organizations, athletes and sports enthusiasts.  Thank you to all of our participants, organizers, volunteers, firefighters, visitors and our municipal sponsor, The Armour Township to making this event a huge success. Kyle "The Monster" Nelson, the Royal Canadiana Race Team the Dingman Snowmobile Race Team, Dress Me Up Face Painting, Burk's Falls Skating Club, Almaguin Ice Devils, Gazelles Hockey, Winning Techniques Camp, Arnold Hall Trapping, Red Cross, Hunters Bay Radio, Air Bounce Inflatables, Tim Horton's, Girl Guides Trefoil Guild and the 5 Almaguin Fire Departments worked hard on this hot humid afternoon. We appreciate everyone's time in making this celebration one to go down in history. Happy Heritage Day 2018! ..