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Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre will be serving up history, entertainment, and strawberries!

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It’s that time of the year again when the Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre (UOVHC) is seeing red! And that’s because it’s time for its annual Strawberry Festival.  

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This year, the event will be held on Sunday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, located at 1032 Pembroke St. East, across from the Pembroke Mall. 

Join the Heritage Centre for a day filled with history, entertainment, and delicious treats! The museum and all outbuildings will be open featuring heritage demonstrations throughout the grounds, including weaving, tatting, and blacksmithing. The blacksmiths from Forged in Canada will provide a special axe-making demonstration from 1 to 2 p.m. 

Enjoy the sounds of local musicians performing in the gardens including a special musical performance by the Intermittents in the Micksburg Church at 1 p.m., and a variety of activities and games for children. And, of course we will be serving up cake and ice cream with locally grown strawberries from McGregor’s Produce! 

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Admission is $14 per person, $7 for children (children 5 and under are admitted free of charge). Ottawa Valley Historical Society members are $12 per person. This year we are continuing our family rate of $35 (two adults and two children). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum office or on the day of the event. The Heritage Centre accepts cash, debit, credit, and email money transfers to curator@uovheritagecentre.ca. 

Parking will be available in the museum lots, with overflow parking available at the Pembroke Mall. 

If you have any questions contact the museum at 613-735-0517 or visit its Facebook page for more details. Don’t forget to follow UOVHC for updates on future events. 

About the Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre 

The Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre is the largest museum in Renfrew County, with more than 10,000 artifacts in its collection. Located in Pembroke, the museum is owned and operated by the Ottawa Valley Historical Society. 

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