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    It took about three months of construction, but Horst Rohde created an incredibly detailed train set inside the old train station building, a fitting place for such a display. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Robyn Culshaw and Kathryn Gendron bake up a storm. Which isn't an easy feat when an outdoor oven is involved. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Sharon Rideough is known far and wide for her spinning skills. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Linda Ticknor is the storekeeper in the village’s newest buildings: the General Store. The festival was the perfect opportunity for people to discover what sort of wares one could buy back in the day. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Mackenzie Fisher shucks some corn. Though corn is still a popular treat, it was a very important staple of a pioneer’s meal. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Karolyn Withers learned how to whittle down wood, an important skill back when furniture had to be made or purchased at exorbitant prices. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Jacob Withers, 6, plays with this stringed gingerbread man. Every time he pulls down, it goes up. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Morgan Wright is the hero of the story as he tries to apprehend some criminals. Despite using real guns, all actors were safe during the realistic gunfight. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Stepping back in time at Petawawa Heritage Village Settler Festival

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday September 12, 2019


The Petawawa Heritage Village Settler Festival brought people back in time to see what life would have been like for early pioneers. Held on the Aug. 10 and 11, the event had something for all ages. Not only were all the buildings in the village open to the public, but interpreters explained what life was like back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The annual event is always greatly anticipated and is one of the village’s largest activities.