/Museum marks 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with day of celebration
The Minden Hills Museum and Heritage Village is hosting a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth on May 18. /Photo submitted

Museum marks 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with day of celebration

By Laurie Carmount
Curator – Agnes Jamieson Gallery
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. The life
of the British monarch, who ruled over her global empire from age 18 to
81, is being marked, around the world, by exhibitions and tours in
2019. She was born May 24, 1819.
Minden Hills Museum and Heritage Village is opening its season with the
celebration of this exceptional woman who was powerful, yet feminine,
royal, and yet appealed to ordinary people. Join us from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. for an English experience in the museum’s Bowron Log House of 1866.
traditional English tea will begin Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m., with
small sandwiches and cookies, supplied by Molly’s Bistro. Space is
limited, this is a first come, first served sitting. Second sitting will
be at 1 p.m. Also at 1 p.m., the Haliburton Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Band’s James (Jim) Thompson will be performing authentic music of the
Victorian era. Jim was the Pipe Major for the Toronto Scottish Regiment,
and piped for the Queen Mother for her visits to Canada. 
visiting the museum, be sure to see the new exhibition in the Sterling
Bank “Tools of the Past” which highlights artifacts from the collection.
Test your knowledge and see if you know what the items are in our
available for visitors is the visual art exhibition, at the Agnes
Jamieson Gallery, of work by artists from the Ontario Society of
Artists. A juried selection of work encompasses this exhibition with an
underlying theme of Canadian landscape. Included are a number of Andre
Lapine (1866-1952) works.
is by donation. The Minden Hills Museum and Heritage Village and the
Agnes Jamieson Gallery are located at 176 Bobcaygeon Road in the town of
Minden. For more information call 705-286-3763.
*This article has been altered to make clear that Queen Victoria’s day of birth was May 24, 1819. The museum is celebrating the 200th year with celebrations on Saturday, May 18. This corrects an editing error.