Sunday, September11, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for our final special event of the season and witness traditional harvest activities from the period of 1892-1930.
Visitors will be able to view an old-fashioned threshing bee in operation and see costumed interpreters re-enact agricultural methods of harvesting complete with vintage farm equipment and grain deliveries to the historic elevator. Other historical activities include sickle/scythe cutting and bundle tying, stooking, flailing and winnowing, flower and herb drying, feather stripping, making kisla kapusta (sour cabbage), grinding wheat, baking using a pich and canning of produce from the museum’s heritage gardens.
Wagon rides and other authentic activities in the historical village will allow visitors of all ages to share a sense of the Ukrainian settler experience in east central Alberta.
This is a day out for the whole family with a number of other activities available including:
- Children’s games
- Face painting
- Community showcase exhibits
- Musical entertainment in the courtyard and on our flatbed stage
- Village Market
- Museum Store
- Kalyna Food Court
Arrive early and enjoy a pancake breakfast hosted by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society to start the day!
Experience a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian musicians in live concert at the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society’s 2016 Ukrainian MusicFest on Sunday August 21 at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village! This year the Ukrainian MusicFest presents an outstanding line-up of Albertan musicians who range from groups playing polkas, waltzes and kolomykas to bandura players evoking the distant past to folk inspired contemporary fusion.
The main stage live concert is presented by 840 CFCW and host Steven Chwok. It starts at noon. The 2016 concert line-up includes: Millenia, Albert Billey, Don & Noreen Klym, UB, Diamonds, Trembita, Sparkling Tones, Alicia & Stephan Slusarchuk, Dynamics, Polka Ramblers, Five Star, Andriy Hornjatkevyc, Chychul Orchestra, Paul Kobasiuk & Friends, Cimmarons, Still Born and Jimmy Watsko
Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes to swing to your favourite tunes on an outdoor dance floor.
A village market with courtyard musicians, and children’s activities such as a jumpy castle, complete this entertaining day for all the family. Please arrive early to avoid line-ups at the front admission gate. Those arriving early can participate in a pancake breakfast from 9-11am.
From July 4 to 8 – the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society hosted 14 participants of the Children for Peace program in the Junior Interpreter Program at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Children selected for the Children for Peace program have either lost a parent or have a severely injured parent as a result of the war in Ukraine.
The Junior Interpreter Program was a great success! Dressed in historic costumes, the participants worked with farm animals, cooked pyrohy and experienced what life was like for Ukrainian immigrant youth in the 1920s.
The Historic Children’s (ages 6 to 11) and Junior Interpreter (ages 12 to 16) Programs continue to August 19 – spaces are available! For information and registration click here.
We are excited to invite vendors and artisans from East Central Alberta and Edmonton to sell their products through the Museum Shop at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village or to participate in the Village Marketplace! Our goal for the Museum Shop and Village Marketplace is to showcase a broad range and the best hand made products from East Central Alberta as well as products that complement the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village experience. Call 780-662-3855 ext 1111 for more information.
Have you published a family cook book or has your organization produced a group cook book? The Friends are looking for cook books to sell in our Museum Shop. Cook books are a very popular item in the Museum Shop and we would be very happy to carry yours! Contact the office 780.662.3855 ext. 1111 – we want to hear from you!