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Anne events to attend this summer

Agatha Krzewinski

With the recent Anne of Green Gables reboots and film productions, Pickering Museum Village and the City of Durham Ontario are celebrating the iconic Lucy Maud Montgomery by hosting a number of fun Anne events to attend this summer.

Where Lucy Maud Montgomery Walked and Shopped

Blue Heron Books (62 Brock St W, Uxbridge, ON)

The Bridge Social (64 Brock St W, Uxbridge, ON)

July 5 – September 5, 2021

 

Walk through the cafes and shops that Montgomery would stroll through. Blue Heron Books and The Bridge Social are offering fun Anne activities and treats, such as writing a letter with Anne custom stationary and taking a photo with friends in an Anne themed photo booth. Visitors can grab free crafts kits, purchase the Anne of Green Gable Cook Book signed by LM.M’s granddaughter, as well as a specialty blend from The Bridge Social.

 

Lucy Maud Montgomery belonged to the Hypatia book club which is one of the 27 book clubs at Blue Heron Books.

 

“The Anne Experience”

Pickering Museum Village (2365 Concession Rd 6, Greenwood, ON)

July 3 – September 12, 2021

 

Pickering Museum Village is hosting a "behind the camera tour" where it served as the set for several Anne productions for almost 40years. Visitors can enjoy a delicious lunch and blend their own tea, while learning how the village was transformed into Anne’s world and about the historic fashions from Anne’s time.

 

The tour is 2.5 hours and requires registration in advance and costs  $40 + tax per person.

 

Anne in Pickering Walking Tour

Pickering Museum Village (2365 Concession Rd 6, Greenwood, ON)

July – November, 2021

 

Learn what adoption, farming, and views on education for women were really like for Canadians like Anne. Pickering Museum Village will explore parts of the book and screen adaptations in this 45 minute walking tour.

 

Pickering Museum Village and the Region Conservation Authority have also created an Anne and Maud themed walking trail on a portion of the Trans-Canada Trail system right beside the Pickering museum. This portion has up to 10 panels talking about Maud and Anne’s connection to nature and to the Pickering/ The Durham region.

 

Tour costs $60 per person.

Tea & Tour at Leaskdale Manse

Leaskdale Manse (11850 Durham Regional Rd 1, Leaskdale)

July & August

Book a tea and tour experience this summer at the Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site.

 

The Leaskdale Manse was the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery from 1911 to 1926, and originally constructed as the manse for the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, where Montgomery’s husband Reverend Ewan Macdonald served as pastor from 1911 – 1926. Montgomery moved here shortly after getting married in PEI, raised her children and wrote 11 of her 22 works.

 

Tea and tour is by appointment only. $15 per person and tour without tea is $7 per person.

 

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