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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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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…

In The News: History in Colour

“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

In The News: The Lapine App

“With just about all activities curtailed by COVID-19, there is one thing people can still do outside while practicing social distancing – and that’s the Lapine Lap in Minden.” – Lisa Gervais

History in Colour

These photographs from the Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village collection have been digitally altered using DeOldify, a computer program that transforms black and white photographs into vivid colour images.

UFO is going digital!

UFO textile group is going digital! Email museum@mindenhills.ca if you would like to be sent a link to join our digital craft and chat meeting this Friday April 17 at 1pm

Digital embroidery tutorials!

Our Victorian Motto Sampler workshop, originally scheduled for April 4, has been cancelled due to COVID. So we are going digital! Stay tuned for a week long series of craft tutorials showing you have to make a mini motto sampler inspired by the museum’s collection at home!

In The News: Minden Times reports on Tiffany Howe’s exhibit opening

“The exhibition is a slice in time of Howe’s day,” said curator Laurie Carmount. “Her public posts about her work leave as much of an impression as a paintbrush. Self-made videos of her creating her work connect with the viewer, and Howe offers approachable insight into her whimsical world, and encourages participation and involvement. Comments are added to the work like applique and become intrinsic.” – Laurie Carmount