What’s on at the Cultural Centre

#STAYCONNECTED SERIES

Re-discover the joys of sending a handmade card in the mail with our series of notecard tutorials inspired by items in the collection! Browse the collection and inspire others to be creative by sharing a picture of your handmade notecards!

The Great Historic Bake Off

A month of online baking activities! Weekly videos, baking contests and an online community cookbook!

Interlace by Carolyn Wren

Agnes Jamieson Gallery presents ‘Interlace’ by Carolyn Wren. The gallery will be opening to the public soon. Please stay tuned for updates. Thank you.

online museum Tour

Learn about Minden’s history and explore the Heritage Village online! Download the Pocketsights App for a virtual tour.

Online Galleries

Explore the collections online!

Check out the ‘History in Colour’ gallery for photographs from the museum’s collection, digitally enhanced with a spash of colour!

Recent Posts

Cornbread from Ruth Johnson

Thank you to Ruth Johhson for contributing this family recipe. “Skillet cornbread has been made in my family for generations. Cornbread tastes best when made in an iron skillet, which must be hot when the batter is added to give it a beautiful golden crust. It’s fast and easy cooked on the stovetop or in […]

Oatmeal Drop Cookies from Catherine Dennis

Thank you to Catherine Dennis for contributing this well loved family recipe and a photo of her with Gramma E. “While growing up, I always looked forward to visits with my great aunt Elizabeth whom I affectionately called Gramma E. She always had on hand freshly baked Oatmeal Cookies and a glass of lemonade. My […]

Sausage Rolls from Five Roses Cookbook, 1915

Thank you to Mary Trepanier for sharing one of her favourite cookbooks! Originally printed in 1915, this Five Roses Cookbook is available to view online on archive.org. This cookbook was produced by Five Roses flour company, a Canadian brand that dates back to 1888. The cookbook claims that “Five Roses is a favourite in one […]

Buttermilk scone recipe from Five Roses Cookbook, 1915

Thank you to Mary Trepanier for sharing one of her favourite cookbooks! Originally printed in 1915, this Five Roses Cookbook is available to view online on archive.org. This cookbook was produced by Five Roses flour company, a Canadian brand that dates back to 1888. The cookbook claims that “Five Roses is a favourite in one […]

1920s Sponge Cake from Nancy Mallett

Thank you to Nancy Mallett for sending in this lovely recipe for sponge cake. It has been enjoyed for generations! “This recipe for sponge cake came from my grandmother – that is my mother’s mother.  It was considered exceptionally good and all of my aunt’s used to make it.  It was the family birthday cake […]

Grapefruit Marmalade from Cathy’s grandmother

Thank you to Cathy Mc for contributing this lovely recipe from her grandmother’s recipe box. Cathy’s radio program ‘Food Family and Friends’ runs at 9am on Wednesdays on 100.9 Canoe FM. We’ll be adding a few items from this treasure trove of handwritten recipes! Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe Ingredients3 Grapefruits3 Lemons20 Cups boiling water8 Lbs granulated […]

Banana Bread Recipe, from 1943 Joy of Cooking

Thank you to Sandra Quigley for contributing this lovely recipe! This recipe is from my grandmother’s copy of ‘The Joy of Cooking’. She signed it in 1949. The book falls open to this page. It works every time! – Sandra 1943 Joy of Cooking Banana Bread Recipe Banana Bread  Recipe from the 1943 edition This […]

Potato Bread recipe from 1894

This recipe is from ‘The Home Cook Book’ in the collection at the Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village. It was published in 1894! A later edition of this same book is available to view in full on archive.org The historic Recipe Excellent Bread Four potatoes mashed fine, four teaspoons of salt, two quarts of […]

Ice Cream recipe from 1885

This recipe is from Mrs Marshall’s ‘The Book of Ices’ published in 1885 The book is available to view in full on archive.org The historic Recipe Strawberry Cream Ice Make this as raspberry cream Take 1 pound of raspberries, 6 ounces of sugar, and the juice of a lemon; mix with one good pint of […]

Calligraphy notecard tutorial

By guest contributor Mary Trepanier. Now that you have been inspired to make your own cards, why not take the idea up a notch by using Calligraphy for the inside message or indeed the front? With beginners in mind here are some easy steps…

Birthday Cake recipe from 1894

This recipe is from ‘The Home Cook Book’ in the collection at the Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village. It was published in 1894! A later edition of this same book is available to view in full on archive.org The historic Recipe Birthday Cake One pound and a-half of fine sugar, one pound and a-half […]

French Coconut Pie recipe from Molly’s Bistro Bakery

Thank you to Molly’s Bistro Bakery for contributing this lovely recipe! Molly’s is located just next door to the Minden Hills Cultural Centre at 170 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario Molly’s Bistro Bakery French Coconut Custard Pie 1 cup sugar1/4 cup melted butter2 TBL rice flour3 eggs, beaten1tsp vanilla1 tsp grated nutmeg2 cup buttermilk1/2 cups unsweetened […]

Shortcake biscuit recipe from 1934

This recipe is from ‘The Magic baking Powder Cook Book’ in the collection at the Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village. It was published after 1931. A handwritten note on the front dates the booklet to 1934. The historic Recipe Shortcake Biscuits 4 cups flour4 teaspoons Magic Baking Powder1/2 teaspoons salt4 tablespoons shortening (1/2 butter, […]

Potato Pie recipe from 1868

This recipe is from ‘The Dominion Home Cook Book’. A Canadian cookbook printed in 1868. Source: http://www.canadiana.ca The historic Recipe Potato Pudding. – Boil and mash some potatoes, mix them with some currants, sugar, and cinnamon, three or four eggs well beaten, some cream, enough to make it a thin mash, line your dish with […]

Rhubarb Pie recipe from 1868

This recipe is from ‘The Dominion Home Cook Book’. A Canadian cookbook printed in 1868. Source: http://www.canadiana.ca The historic Recipe Rhubarb Pie – Take the tender stalks of the rhubarb, strip off the skin, and cut the stalks into thin slices. Line deep plates with pie crust, then put in the rhubarb, with a thick […]

Watercolour notecard tutorial

Make a watercolour notecard inspired by André Lapine’s holiday card in the collection at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery

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About

Minden Hills Cultural Centre includes the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village, and Nature’s Place. Run by the Township of Minden Hills, the Cultural Centre offers year-round programming & activities for all ages. The Minden Hills Branch of the Haliburton County Public Library is also part of the site, which is connected to the downtown core by a 10 minute walk along Minden’s Boardwalk and Riverwalk.

Minden Hills Cultural Centre
Contact

176 Bobcaygeon Road
Box 648
Minden Hills, Ontario
Canada, K0M 2K0
705-286-3763
culturalcentre@mindenhills.ca


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Hours & Admission

Admission is by donation

Temporarily closed due to Covid

Agnes Jamieson Gallery is open year round. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
(Temporarily closed)

The Museum & Heritage Village is open seasonally from May 16 – October 10, 2020. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
(Temporarily closed)

Nature’s Place is open seasonally from May 16 – October 10, 2020. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
(Temporarily closed)

Getting Here

Car: Free parking & Accessible parking

Bike: Bike racks available

On foot: 10 minute walk from downtown Minden along riverwalk and boardwalk