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Connect with Heritage: Register for a free historic property or farm workshop

Barn raising Jack M.Millen's Farm (now Jerry Boyce)

Kawartha Lakes – You’re invited to two free workshops offered by the municipality’s Heritage Planning program. Property owners and heritage enthusiasts alike can take this opportunity to uncover the history of unique properties. These free workshops require advanced registration and have limited space.

Sellen CabinWorkshop 1: Farm Property and Genealogy Research

Do you own a farm in Kawartha Lakes and want to learn about its history?

This workshop will focus on researching the history of farms and farm families in Kawartha Lakes. We'll guide you through the process of researching your farm's history - from the issuance of a crown patent to the present day. This workshop is your go-to resource for connecting with the agricultural history of your property.

The workshop is also intended to assist farmers and farm families with nominations for the Farm Milestone Recognition Program which recognizes and celebrates generations of farming in Kawartha Lakes.

Date: November 28, 2023

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Coronation Hall, Omemee (1 King Street West)

Register for this workshop

46 Bond St WWorkshop 2: How to Research Your Historic Home

This workshop is suitable for the owners of historic rural and urban properties throughout Kawartha Lakes, or for anyone interested in learning more about researching historic buildings. You will be guided through what resources are available to decodethe history of a property and its past occupants, and how to use them.

Date: December 5, 2023

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Location: Coronation Hall, Omemee (1 King Street West)

Register for this workshop

These workshops are made possible by the collaboration of the Kawartha Lakes Agriculture and Curatorial Services programs, the Kawartha Lakes Public Library, Kawartha Lakes Museum and Archives and Trent University Archives.

For more information about these workshops and other Kawartha Lakes heritage initiatives, visit

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