History comes alive at cultural centre
By Sue Tiffin
The Minden Hills Cultural Centre provided the setting and backdrop for a live history performance on Aug. 10. The Live History theatre company troupe customized the interactive show, called In Time, to the location and history of the area. Guests arrived throughout the day to be given tasks and quests to complete on a scavenger hunt around the buildings while interacting with characters – including Reverend Frederick Burt, Mr. Goddard the banker, Miss McCormick and Mrs. Mary Bowron – within a time limit.
Visiting from Kingston, a multi-generational family was all smiles as they moved from task to task, solving puzzles and occasionally meeting in the “village square” to hear discussions between characters.
“We love the Minden museum, we come every year,” said Heather.
“This is fantastic,” said Armand, of the Live History event that made for a unique outing.
Alex said he learned that money wasn’t the same back in the olden days, while Carol said it was great fun, but a little difficult to figure out the budget for flowers in the bank.
“We were revisiting long division,” said Heather.
The Live History theatre troupe has performed in a wide variety of places throughout the world, including at the Haliburton museum.