Black Creek Pioneer Village

December 12th, 2014


Last week we visited Black Creek Pioneer Village for the first time. It’s an open air museum located just a short drive north from us. We go all in for this sort of thing, and it being close to Christmas I figured it’d be extra nice with the holiday decorations.

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Broom making house. Love the paint colour and shaker style rails.



Again with the lovely paint colour, and benches.


Chasing light in the town hall.

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Afternoon winter light in the bedroom.


She really just wanted to see “the animals”.


Seeing the loom was of interest, as we have been reading Pelle’s New Suit (thank you to the customer who gifted it).

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They actually sell all the things that are made in the various building, like weaving, tin lanterns and decorations, children’s bonnets, etc. Kind of clever as they teach while making.



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In the doctor’s waiting room, waiting for us to stop taking photos.

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The one benefit to having our weekends during the week is avoiding crowds.

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The horse happily trotted over to say hi, and upon discovering we didn’t have any treats, proceeded to give us some shade.


Spoons hanging by the fireplace.

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One day we’d like to do a tour of Shaker museums in the US. This will have to do for now!

Has anyone ever toured the Shaker museums in the American NE? Would love recommendations…

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  1. Have you taken Elodie to Riverdale Farm for the animals? it is totally Victorian, but the goats, horses, chickens, pigs, etc are wonderful to visit with.


    12 Dec 14 at 9:00 pm

  2. Holly, yes, we’ve been a few times! It’s such a nice free resource in the city!

    John & Juli

    15 Dec 14 at 10:39 am

  3. Our advent calendar this year is from Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts which I visited several years ago. I enjoyed Pleasant Hill in Kentucky even more.


    14 Dec 14 at 2:30 pm

  4. While not a Shaker museum, you might like the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY. It is in Central NY, southeast of Utica about an hour. Many working artists, herbalists, etc. The Fenimore House is across the road and hosts many interesting exhibits.


    20 Dec 14 at 5:02 pm

  5. I second the Hancock Shaker Village. Calvin Coolidge birthplace and home in Vermont is amazing too. Not a Shaker museum per se, but a lot of Shaker influences.

    Annie M.

    22 Dec 14 at 3:38 pm

  6. Yes, Pelle’s new clothes is a really nice book. Anything by Elsa Beskow really.


    6 Jan 15 at 5:48 am

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