The Barkerville Heritage Workshop Series

Experience Barkerville in-depth and behind the scenes through our hands-on Heritage Workshops 

Available in spring and fall seasons, or by request

Workshop 1: An Introduction to the Heritage Printing Press

Offered in May, June, and September 2019. See the registration page for details, or contact us to request a custom date (available weekdays only).

Travel back in time for a lesson in operating an 1890s printing press at the Cariboo Sentinel Printing Shop. Learn the tools of the trade and work one-on-one with Mr. Holloway to create your own unique poster and set of custom greeting cards. Participate on your own or invite up to two friends to join you in this private apprenticeship session.

Registration Details

Registration open to ages 12 and up. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or at the Barkerville Visitor Centre. Registration must be received at least one day prior to the session. Payment due at the Barkerville Visitor Centre upon arrival. Please allow for 15 minutes for travel time between the Barkerville Visitor Centre and the Cariboo Sentinel Printing Shop.

Price: $125.00 + GST for up to three people

Online Registration Here

Workshop 2: An Introduction to Heritage Blacksmithing

Offered in May and September 2019. See the registration page for details, or contact us to request a custom date (available weekdays only).

Travel back in time for a lesson in basics of heritage blacksmithing at the Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop. Learn the tools of the trade and work one-on-one with Mr. O’Connell to create your own unique ironwork piece. Participate on your own or invite a friend to join you in this private apprenticeship session. 

Registration Details

Registration open to ages 12 and up. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or at the Barkerville Visitor Centre. Registration must be received at least one day prior to the session. Payment due at the Barkerville Visitor Centre upon arrival. Please allow for 15 minutes for travel time between the Barkerville Visitor Centre and the Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop.

Price: $150.00 + GST for up to two people

Online Registration Here

Workshop 3: An Introduction to the Victorian Dinner Party

Offered in September, 2019, or contact us to request a costume date (available weekdays only). Check back soon for the fall schedule.

Travel back in time and join Miss Wendle in her heritage home for a 2.5-hour, hands-on, private Victorian cooking class. Learn the basics of planning a menu, setting a table, and preparing a sample dish for a Victorian-style dinner party in 1880s, Barkerville. With Miss Wendle’s expert instruction, you will learn how to work with the tools of an 1860s kitchen, discover recipes from from Miss Wendle’s heritage cookbooks or bring your own Victorian cookbook to work with. Reward yourself with a sample of your culinary creation.

Registration Details

Registration open to ages 12 and up. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We are unable to accommodate individuals with severe dietary allergies at this time. Register online or at the Barkerville Visitor Centre. Registration must be received 24 hours in advance of the session. Payment due at the Barkerville Visitor Centre upon arrival. Please allow for 15 minutes for travel time between the Barkerville Visitor Centre and the Wendle House.

Price: $75.00 + GST for up to two people. $150.00 +GST for up to four people

Online Registration Here