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Historic Homesteads

Magazine article Teach

Historic Homesteads

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All across Canada, there are properties dating back to centuries ago that have been wonderfully preserved and cared for and are open to the public. Many of these places host tours, discussions, and demonstrations about what life was like for the families who occupied these homes. Here is a list of excellent old homesteads across Canada that will make great destinations for history field trips for all grades.

Huble House

www.hublehomestead.ca/HubleHouse.html

Located just outside of St. George, British Columbia, Huble House is an old homestead built in 1912. It has been restored to its Victorian era glory, and the site also boasts an old post office, a general store, a blacksmith with a fully functioning forge, and a recreated First Nations Settlement. School Tours are offered at an inexpensive $3.00 per student as well, and in-class visits can also be scheduled.

Seager Wheeler Farm

www.seaqerwheelerfarm.org

The Seager Wheeler Farm is located northeast of Saskatoon. Built in the early 1900's by renowned farmer, Seager Wheeler who won numerous awards for his wheat, the farm has been fully restored to its 1919 condition along with the farming equipment used in that era. …

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