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Word of the Day series 2021

During the month of January, we shared a ‘Word of the Day’ on facebook and instagram from an antique dictionary in the museum’s collection. Our 1906 edition of the Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Dictionary has over 2,000 pages! It is full of fabulous […]

Upcoming – Embroidered Mask online workshop

Sign up for our first online workshop! Full details and tickets on Eventbrite About this Event Embellish masks with hand embroidery! Learn how to use basic stitches to decorate masks, clothes, and accessories with flowers and text! The techniques from this workshop can […]

UFO takes on textile challenge

Back in March 2020, TextileArtist.org ran a community stitch challenge. The challenge was a seven week series of online workshops. Each week a different artist was commissioned to develop a textile activity that people could do at home. These activities, or challenges, were […]

Minden Times reports on the Holiday Lights Contest

Sue Tiffin reports on the Minden Hills Holiday Lights Contest. Read the full article here. From Peterson Road to Hwy 35, from Deep Bay Road to Lochlin Road, the homes of Minden were alive with bright lights, festive inflatables and even some holiday […]

And the winner is…

A big congratulations to everyone who took part in the Minden Hills Holiday Lights Contest! Thank you to each and every participant for adding their house to the Holiday Lights Trail Map and making Minden Hills feel festive! The winner of the Minden […]

Christmas in the Village

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas! On November 21st, we had our first ever Christmas in the Village. Modeled after a German Christmas market – like one you’d find in Minden, Germany – the Village was abuzz all day with artisans […]

Minden Times reports on Christmas in the Village

Sue Tiffin reports on Christmas in the Village at Minden Hills Cultural Centre. Read the full article here. “The community is looking forward to having an event that is following procedures. It is the beginning of the holiday season and we need joy […]

Temari balls from workshop

Tips and Tricks for Temari balls

Nadine Papp led a wonderful Temari ball workshop at the Cultural Centre on November 7th. We had a lot of fun trying this craft – which was new to everyone including me. In this post you’ll find images from Nadine Papp’s workshop along […]

In The News: Halloween Monster Mash

“The grounds at the Minden Hills Museum, festooned with cobwebs, bats and gravestones – the fake variety, obviously – provided an outdoor setting where families could interact while keeping their distance from one another.” – Chad Ingram

Fall felting: Pumpkin Workshop

These photos and instructions are from Nadine Papp’s wet felting workshop at the Cultural Centre. On Saturday October 24, she led us through the step by step process of creating a miniature felted pumpkin. Hopefully this write up will inspire you to try […]

Fall Felting Tutorial: Make a needle felted leaf brooch

This is a write up from our fall needle felting workshop on Saturday October 17, 2020. Nadine Papp led us through the step by step process of creating a felt brooch using a leaf shaped cookie cutter. I had the pleasure of following […]

Get creative with the Fall Colours Activity Book

It’s time to test drive our Fall Colours Activity book! This activity book is designed to provide fun for the whole family. Older kids can help their siblings with some of the teamwork activities – like gathering leaves of a certain colour – […]

Fall Colours Activity Book

We’re created an activity book to encourage children to get outside, have fun and learn about the outdoors! Check out this blog post with examples for some of these activities! Download a copy here: Share your work: We’d love to see what you […]

Fall Colour Challenge Photos

It was a blast exploring and celebrating this wonderful season one colour at a time on our facebook and instagram pages. Thank you to everyone who participated by commenting and sharing photos as we worked our way through the rainbow! 🌈 If you […]

In The News: Great Historic Bake Off

“The Minden Hills Cultural Centre has been using an artificial intelligence program called DeOldify to restore old photographs with colour, then posting them to Facebook for the community to view from the comfort and safety of their own home.” – Zachary Roman

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About

Minden Hills Cultural Centre explores Art, Heritage and Nature. Located at the heart of Minden, the Cultural Centre is made up of three parts: 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.