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Fanshawe Pioneer Village (London)

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Back to the past

Many of the 30 buildings at Fanshawe Pioneer Village are open to the public, displaying various antiques within reach. We started by visiting the school where my kids were appalled to read the rules observed by the pupils of the time! In a replica of the Canadian Free Press Building, children could look at typesetting letters and engravings that were patiently set for the printing of the newspaper. The log house was one of the best examples I've seen of the type of house built by the settlers who arrived in 1865. The Pioneer Farm shows the type of house they subsequently built, once they were better settled on their land. The Jury's House displays all the comforts available at the end of the 19th Century. I'm sure this is the perfect place to see a battle re-enactment (they normally do a 1812 Re-enactment in August).

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