The Minden Hills Cultural Centre is the cultural and artistic hub of the Township of Minden Hills. Located on four acres in downtown Minden, the centre consists of the Minden Hills Heritage Village and Museum, Nature’s Place, and the Agnes Jamieson Gallery.
The Agnes Jamieson Gallery is a public art gallery offering year-round exhibitions. The goal of the gallery is to foster an appreciation for Canadian landscape art, past and present. The gallery also offers a wide variety of programming and events, including art talks, workshops, and lectures. The gallery’s collection consists primarily of artwork by renowned Canadian/Russian artist Andre Lapine ARCA (1866-1952).
The Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village reflects early settlers’ lives, in the mid to late 19th Century, with living history activities. It consists of seven structures, five of which are original, local heritage buildings. The Sterling Bank Building, Minden’s first bank, houses the museum, where featured exhibits are displayed.
Nature’s Place, dedicated to the environment, features interactive displays and videos highlighting the geology, flora, and fauna of the Haliburton Highlands and surrounding area. Natural and man-made factors which impact the environment are also showcased.
The grounds of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre is used for many events, including live entertainment, seasonal activities and weddings. The centre is also located at the apex of the Minden Hills Boardwalk, which takes visitors through wetland, and connects to the downtown. Admission is by donation.
For hours visit www.mindenhills.ca/culture.
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