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Wed, Apr 03



Hands-on History at the John Walter Museum (Edmonton)

Let’s go back in time and see what life was like for pioneer families over 100 years ago!

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Hands-on History at the John Walter Museum (Edmonton)
Hands-on History at the John Walter Museum (Edmonton)

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2024, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Edmonton, 9180 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2V3, Canada

About the Event

Let’s go back in time and see what life was like for pioneer families over 100 years ago! Students will examine how families took care of each other by baking on the wood-burning stove, churning their own butter, dipping candles and problem solving how to build their own home. Find out how communities worked together and shared resources by visiting John Walter’s general store. As we tackle these pioneer activities, we’ll compare them to some of our modern conveniences. This program takes place in John Walter’s 1875 and 1886 homes.


  • Recommended Ages: Kindergarten to grade 6 (This field trip is geared for grades 1-3, but you may use your own discretion, older children will have lots of fun here too)
  • Are younger (non-participating) siblings welcome? Not recommended, but if you would like to bring any pre-schoolers/toddlers/infants you must e-mail Alesia ( prior to registering for this event, as a limited number may be allowed with the organizers knowledge. All adults are needed to run the stations, so if it will be too difficult to run a station and mind your younger children, please make other child care arrangements. There is no play area, and all children must be cautious of the hot stove and artifacts which can not be touched. No strollers are permitted in the buildings.
  • Open to Roots Only? Or to the public? Roots only. (Will open to public on March 25)
  • Any specific dress/attire required? No.
  • Should guests bring lunch? No.
  • Arrival Time: 12:15 p.m. Please meet at the Visitor Centre (the most modern looking building)
  • Registration deadline date for attendees: Thursday, March 28, 2024


  1. We need your assistance in ensuring that your children are at class on time and picked up at the end of each session on time. This allows the classes to start in a timely manner.
  2. Parents are responsible for transporting and supervising their children at all times while the child is not in class.
  3. Parents are responsible to stay on site at the venue during class time in case of an emergency.  Should you not be able to stay, a letter with the parent signature, stating who is responsible for your child in your absence (an adult staying on site), must be given to the event organizer.
  4. There are no refunds past the registration deadline unless a class must be canceled due to lack of student enrollment.
  5. Each child needs to bring a labeled water bottle, water fountains are not always available.

Students: Roots reserves the right to make final decisions regarding the acceptance of any student into the program. Students who do not demonstrate an attitude of cooperation and willingness to respect the rights and property of others will be dismissed after two warnings are issued. There will be no refund.


On behalf of my child, I/we hereby waive and release the Roots Christian Home Education Fellowship,The Father’s House Christian School and any Roots volunteer/facilitator/administrative staff of the Roots Christian Home Education Fellowship from any liability to my(our) children. I/We are fully aware of the risks and potential for harm involved in such events, and on behalf of our child, release from liability Roots Christian Home Education Fellowship (Roots), The Father’s House Christian School and waive any claims such minor may have as a result of an accident, mishap or negligence of the Released Party and/or and other party under or affiliated with the Released Party.

I acknowledge that I, the parent/guardian of the registered attendee/s agree to stay on site at the venue of the program, and if space allows in the classroom to oversee my child/ren for the duration of the program.  Should I not be able to stay at the venue with my child/ren, a handwritten note with my signature will be sent with my child and given to the program organizer, stating the adult who is staying on site and has agreed to be responsible for my child/ren for the duration of the program.


Alesia Taylor; (780)691-7595;


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