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Join us at the John Walter Museum and our partner facilities for hands on courses, workshops, lectures and performances. Enjoy the variety of unique and 'old-fashioned' activities the museum has to offer!

Easter with the Walters

Find out how the Walter's may have celebrated Easter by exploring the homes of the John Walter Museum and Old Walterdale. You will have the opportunity to make your own colourful eggs using natural dyes from our pantry. Then help bake a delicious Easter Treat in the wood burning stove. Children under the age of 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. All attending members of the family must register.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
5-99 Apr 14 - Apr 14 1:00pm - 3:00pm John Walter Museum Child
$12.00
Adult
$17.00
646064
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
Pioneer Skills - Navigation

Step back in time and learn the skills of Edmontonians from years gone by! Using a compass, you will learn to navigate the area that was previously named `Walterdale?. Following your navigation adventure, you will enjoy a wood stove baking experience and snack.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16-99 Sep 29 - Sep 29 9:30am - 11:30am John Walter Museum Adult
$30.00
639812
Instructor: introduced in class
Pioneer Snowshoe

Step back in time and travel through old Walterdale on wooden snowshoes, while learning the history of Edmonton. After the historical, wintery tour enjoy the warmth of a wood burning stove in the John Walter historical homes. Learn to prepare home mades scones and butter while sipping on warm drinks.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16-99 Jan 19 - Jan 19 1:00pm - 3:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$28.00
646061
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16-99 Feb 2 - Feb 2 1:00pm - 3:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$28.00
646062
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House - Foundations

The foundation for any historic home restoration is a good foundation! Learn about common foundation problem and solutions.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
13-99 Apr 15 - Apr 15 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644695
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House - Masonry/Stucco

Historic homes with masonry and stucco exteriors can bring unique challenges for maintenance. Learn how to spot the warning signs and head off future issues.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
13-99 Mar 18 - Mar 18 7:00pm - 9:00pm Prince Of Wales Armories Heritage Centre Adult
$25.00
644694
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Historic Interiors

Tour Rutherford House on the University of Alberta campus to view first-hand how the former Premier's residence was laid out. The focus of this tour will be layout, materials, lighting and furniture (now antique) that was prevalent at the time. A great workshop if you are restoring your old house or just interested in history.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Apr 29 - Apr 29 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644689
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- House Doctor

This course gives you the chance to walk through a private historic home from top to bottom to evaluate the house for potential problems.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- May 11 - May 11 9:00am - Noon John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644691
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Before you hire a contractor to upgrade your systems, it's important to understand how their work may impact your interior.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Mar 4 - Mar 4 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644685
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Millwork and Floors

Learn how to revive tired woodwork without stripping, and how to repair, restore and replace if necessary. Find out about the kinds of flooring that are appropriate for old house restoration plus more.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Apr 8 - Apr 8 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644687
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Plastering Walls

Plaster has traditionally been used to finish interior walls. Learn how to make easy repairs to maintain these walls.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- May 13 - May 13 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644692
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Researching your Heritage Home

Join City of Edmonton Archivists and Heritage Planners and learn how you can research the history of your Edmonton heritage home. The session will also introduce you to the City's designation program and to the benefits of maintaining your heritage home. Participants will be requested to provide an address and neighbourhood information of their home prior to this session, as this is a hands-on workshop.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- May 28 - May 28 6:00pm - 8:00pm Prince Of Wales Armories Heritage Centre Adult
$10.00
644693
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Roofs and Exteriors

Repair and maintain the exterior of your home properly and you'll avoid having to repair the interior!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Mar 11 - Mar 11 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644686
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Wall Treatments

In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of using historic colour in your home and how to use embossed papers and wall paper treatments to create a look while camouflaging less than perfect walls.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- May 6 - May 6 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644690
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Windows and Doors I

Windows and doors play a major role in preserving the character of your historic house. Find out how they can be maintained and repaired and why it's not always necessary to replace them.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Feb 25 - Feb 25 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644683
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
This Old Edmonton House- Windows and Doors II

While the proper repair and restoration of windows and doors is always best, their retention isn't always possible. Visit a working window and door manufacturing facility to find out how new windows and doors can be manufactured to retain period look and feel and complement your historic home.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Feb 27 - Feb 27 7:00pm - 9:00pm John Walter Museum Adult
$25.00
644684
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
Valentines with the Walters

Enjoy Valentine's Day in old Walterdale with the ones you love most! Try out historical, winter travel on a pair of wooden snowshoes while you learn about winter and life in Edmonton 100 years ago. Afterwards, bake a sweet treat on a wood burning stove and share a warm drink with with your loved ones. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. All attending members of the family must register.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
8-99 Feb 10 - Feb 10 1:00pm - 3:00pm John Walter Museum Child
$17.00
Adult
$28.00
646063
Available Oct-31-2018
Instructor: introduced in class

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