History Alive" is a project undertaken in 2009 to
record the stories of long-time residents of the
Onoway area through face-to-face interviews.
team of volunteers interviews and records on DVD
individuals in order to get a picture of life as it
was – life on the farm, school days, the
organizations, the businesses, everyday life,
of pioneer families, entrepreneurs, educators,
community leaders and "ordinary" folk are among the
over 50 individuals recorded to date.
of the DVDs are part of the museum Archives and are
also available to the public at large on loan
Travel back in time to the days when
horse-drawn hayracks brought stooks in from the
fields to be threshed. Straw flies as the stooks are
pitched onto the threshing machine; the strawpile
grows and bags of grain mount up over the day.
Demonstrations of old-time crafts and
skills such as blacksmithing and spinning wool,
activities for children, and home-made pies are part
of the fun for all ages at this annual event held on
a farm near Onoway.
A display of antique tractors and
vehicles rounds out this very popular event.
Threshing Bee is held in September.
Summer Programs - various events
are planned during the summer such as butter
making, old fashioned games, or scavenger hunt.
Events are advertised at the Museum or on our Facebook
page. Look for these in the coming months.
Fundraisers and various
history-related actities are undertaken by the
Guild on an irregular basis.
activities have included dinner theatre, launch of
an historical novel set at Lac Ste. Anne Mission (Pilgrimage
by Diana Davidson), reunion of former Onoway High
School/Beaupré School students, MAD
(Music-Art-Drama) reunion, music shows.
of Onoway's Heritage Days weekend (in June) is
always time for a history-inspired float in the
parade and open house in the museum.