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Celebrate like it is May 8, 1945
On Sunday October 1st, Parkwood National Historic Site will host a Victory Garden Party featuring a Second World War theme.
Visitors are invited to get into the spirit by dressing in period costume. The event will highlight Second World War era festivities, just like the McLaughlin family did in their "win the war" efforts, including music, dance, vehicles, films, games and local contributions to the war efforts.
Gate admission is $10.00 per person (Children under 7 free of charge) Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate on event day.
There will be NO available parking on site.
Just a glimpse on what the day will bring:
"Get the Look" with the Career School of Hairstyling; Henna Tattoos and the Parkwood dress up wardrobe
War Time Sugar & Butter Ration Recipe Shortbread Competition
Children's Activities: including, Ration Book Scavenger Hunt; old timey games & fun
NAAFI tea tent, serving WWII ration fare (soup and biscuits)
McLaughlin Buick Car Club of Canada with their pre war production at GM cars.
Hamilton Vintage Signals & North Shore Amateur Radio Club, Durham Region showcasing communication lines, morse code and decoding enemy secrets
Mood Swing Band to get your heart pounding and feet twitching
Lindy Hop Revolution to help with your 1940s dance moves
Ontario Regiment Museum will be showcasing their vehicles