Pioneer Projects

Saturdays at 2:00 pm, July 1 through September 2, 2017

Every Saturday at 2:00 pm, the Teeterville Pioneer Museum will be hosting a hands-on craft making demonstration that will give visitors an opportunity to learn a skill that early settlers commonly used in Pioneer life, such as braiding rugs, making butter, quilting, or making soap. A different activity each Saturday. All materials provided.

July 1 – Braided Rug Coaster

July 8 – Quilting: 9-Patch Quilt Block

July 15 – Museum Closed

July 22 – Butter Making

July 29 – Tin Lantern Making

August 5 – Open Crock Pickles

August 12 – Soap Making

August 19 – Spinning Wool

August 26 – Corn Husk Dolls

September 2 – Cross Stitch Sampler

Music & Moonshine

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission by donation.  Bring a lawn chair.  Refreshments available.

Moves indoors in the case of rain (limited space)

Music & Moonshine

Ian Bell, The Schotts, Matt Rait and fiddle champion Shane Cook join forces for a unique evening of music June 10.

We can all whistle a few bars of “New York, New York”, “London Calling”, or “Farewell To Nova Scotia”, but how about a whole evening’s worth of songs about the place we actually live in? That’s what happening on June 10th, when the Teeterville Pioneer Museum presents MUSIC & MOONSHINE an evening of songs from and about Norfolk County, by some of the area’s very best singers, songwriter and musicians.

The Sandplains Pickers is a band comprised of country and bluegrass favourites Darrin and Alison Schott, local singer and songwriter Ian Bell, North American fiddle champ Shane Cook and bass player Matt Rait. In concert, the five members of this versatile band trade off on vocals, guitars, fiddles, mandolins, banjos, harmonica, concertina and string bass. Look forward to some great three-part harmony singing as well.

The songs include some great originals by Ian, Darrin and Alison as well a songs by other local songwriters including Bruce “House” Milner and even the The Band’s Rick Danko. We’ll also be including some of the Darrin’s Norfolk County Fiddle Tunes project. (50 new fiddle tunes named for Norfolk County Communities) The group’s songs paint a picture of Norfolk from Backus Mill, tobacco kilns and farm kitchens to the Summer Garden dancehall, motorcycles and Port Dover fishermen.

The songs and instrumental music provide a great platform for the virtuosic playing of Shane Cook (a good friend from Dorchester) who is the only fiddler to have won both the Canadian and US fiddle championships and Glen Meyer’s own Darrin Schott on mandolin and fiddle, whose talents have led him to work with The Good Bros., Susan Aglukark, The Ennis Sister and even Stompin’ Tom Connors.

This old-time garden party-style concert will be held the night after the full Strawberry Moon, and will be a great way to usher in Canada’s 150th birthday with a truly local celebration of our past and present – not to mention a good opportunity to laugh, cry and tap your toes!

The Sandplains Pickers will also be joined by two great young Norfolk County performers Meg Coyle and Nadia Fardella, and by The Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra.