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TEMPORARY CLOSURE (Portion of External Grounds, 1878 Schoolhouse) Begins Monday, July 15, 2024.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE – Mackenzie Log Home – Begins Monday, July 22.

Museum Hours

Monday 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

Archives Hours

Monday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday Closed

General Admission

Individual $8.00 + HST
Children (4-12) $4.00 + HST
Student $6.00 + HST
Senior $6.00 + HST
Archives $6.00 + HST
Children (3 & under) FREE

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre​

33 Victoria Street North (in the town of Saugeen Shores)
Southampton, ON Canada N0H 2L0

Toll Free: 1-866-318-8889 | Phone: 519-797-2080 | Fax 519-797-2191

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Cultural Demonstrations  

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July 3, 2024 

- August 28, 2024

11:00 am
 – 1:00 pm

Select Dates, July & August

Members FREE; General Admission Applies. 

Discover cultural traditions and explore the richness of Indigenous heritage in the region.


These demonstrations will cover a variety of topics, such as: elder stories, sharing circles, and cultural education.


*Watch this space for more demonstration guests and topics as they’re announced! 


July 3 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
Natalka Pucan – Cultural Education
Dorothy Ladd – Local Indigenous Author


July 10 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM 
Parks Canada presentation with Juanita Meekins – “White Fish” 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Elder Shirley John, Elder Stories – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


August 7 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  
Elder Shirley John, Elder Stories


No preregistration required.


Sewing Workshop with Indigenous Textile Artist Carrie-Anne Benson 

August 18 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 


Indigenous textile artist Carrie-Anne Benson, a member of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and a passionate promoter of sustainable living, will guide participants in constructing an “Ohio Star” tote bag. With over 10 years of sewing experience, Carrie-Anne enjoys teaching students of all ages, ensuring an engaging and educational experience for everyone. 


$60 Members | $70 Non-members 


Spots are limited! Preregistration is required 



End of Summer Demonstration Day

August 28 | 11:0o AM – 3:00 PM

No preregistration required.


Join us for a special day full of cultural demonstrations with Chef Zach Keeshig of Naagan, Parks Canada, Elder Shirley John, and others!


Chef Zach Keeshig – Chef Zach will offer demonstrations throughout the day, showcasing how he processes locally harvested duck from forest to plate. Sample his creations and take home a piece of local flavor.


Parks Canada – Parks Canada will be on site to teach us all about turtles, including fun facts about their biology (they breathe out of their bums!), their conservation, and the cultural significance they hold for the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) peoples.


Elder Shirley John (Local Indigenous Elder) – Elder Shirley John will join us to share Elder teachings.


Author Dorothy Ladd and Southampton Horticultural Society with Patti Byers of the Monarch Teacher Network – Enjoy a special reading by Dorothy Ladd from her book Memengwaa, the Monarch Butterfly and see a special butterfly tagging demonstration.


Proudly presented by Bruce Power. 

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Napkin Ring
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