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Georgia Sifton, Elgin Heritage Centre
Family Day  Medieval Day  February 19th

Sample medieval life during this year's Family Day.

February 16, 2018 - The whole family can experience many aspects of medieval life at the new Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the afternoon on Family Day.

On now is the popular Once Upon A Time exhibit from the Bruce County Museum. Featuring skillfully crafted models and some interactive opportunities the show is a fascinating insight into life in the medieval era from the 1300s to the 1500s. The show runs to April 28th.

On Family Day visitors will also meet experts in the fields of medieval warfare, brass rubbings and book making. Try on pieces of armour and learn how it was made. Try making a section of chain mail. The Centre will welcome members of the Essex Medieval Heritage Society with a display of reproduction armour.

Where did the highly decorative medieval manuscripts come from? Visitors can see documents of the period including an illuminated page on loan from the Western University and speak to restoration expert Jennifer Robertson about how it was made.

Visit Talbot's Castle, a special area of the new centre where a 10 foot tall Robert the Bruce greets visitors. Here you can try your hand at brass rubbings of Robert or other knights and ladies whose effigies still cover hundreds of tombs in England dating from medieval times.

Stop into the new Heritage Centre for a visit and get a photo in the stocks.

Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive, park behind the county building next door.

Last Updated: Friday, 16 February 2018 15:42:28 PM EST

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