Easter is just around the corner and a few of our historic sites and museums have some eggs-cellent events for the entire family to enjoy!
Why not add a twist to your celebrations and experience Alberta’s history with a side of Easter eggs? Hop on over to Rutherford House’s Easter Eggstravaganza or the Remington Carriage Museum’s annual Easter egg hunt. It’s fun for all ages!
Easter egg hunt at Remington Carriage Museum
The Remington Carriage Museum is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt on April 8 and at a great price — it’s free! Kids will be divided into groups by age, allowing everyone a fair ‘crack’ at finding eggs as they hop around the museum filling their baskets.
Once you’ve looked high and low and completed the task, you can take a break and relax while watching cartoons in the theatre. And don’t forget to bring your camera. You never know when the Easter Bunny might make an appearance!
Where: Remington Carriage Museum, Cardston, Alberta
When: April 8, 2017
The age groups and starting times for each egg hunt are as seen below, and will be starting exactly on time, so don’t be late:
- Ages 0-4 at 11 a.m.
- Ages 5-8 at 11:20 a.m.
- Ages 9-12 at 11:40 a.m.
About the museum
The Remington Carriage museum is one of 20 provincially owned and operated historic sites and museums in the province. Located in the foothills of southern Alberta, this museum is home to over 270 horse drawn vehicles, allowing guests to relive the evolution of 19th century transportation. Along with its wide collection of artifacts, the museum also provides an insight into the early transportation industry as a whole, with recreations of historic buildings such as the carriage factory, the blacksmith shop and the livery stable among others.
Aside from checking out their website, you can stay also connected with Remington Carriage Museum on Facebook.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Rutherford House
If you’re looking for fun this Easter you’ll find it, and more, at Rutherford House on April 9. With a variety of Easter themed activities and treats, you’ll be able to find something for everyone to enjoy.
Take time to explore Rutherford House and learn some interesting facts while looking for Easter eggs along the way. By participating in the egg hunt, you’ll be eligible to enter your name for a door prize! You’ll also have the chance to learn more about the traditional and natural dyes used to colour eggs.
If you’re feeling creative, you can take part in a spring themed craft, or, if you’re looking for something a little sweeter, sample some of the freshly baked treats that will be available.
Be sure to keep a watchful eye out while all this is going on; the Easter Bunny may be hopping somewhere nearby!
Where: Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta
When: April 9, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m. (while supplies last)
About Rutherford House
Rutherford house is another one of 20 provincially owned and operated historic sites and museums in Alberta. It is the home of Alberta’s first Premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. Although originally a private residence to the Rutherford family, the house is now a Provincial Historic Site open to the public. Guided tours, costumed interpreters and special events make Rutherford house an excellent opportunity to travel back in time and catch a glimpse of Alberta’s history.
Stay connected with them on Facebook to keep up with their activities.