PRINCE WILLIAM (GNB) – Although its open-air museum is closed due to COVID-19, Kings Landing is active in other ways, including by developing packaged lesson plans for parents to do with their children based on submissions from the public.

Each includes a history lesson and hands-on activity. Many have printable recipes, songs, and crafts which relate to the lesson’s topic.

“We are creating our content based on what kids have told us they want to learn about,” said Rachael Biggar, marketing and content specialist at Kings Landing. “Our first resource was a pin prick drawing lesson. We are currently preparing lessons on maple syrup, genealogy, early New Brunswick populations, artefacts, cooking, technology, animal care, and more.”

The next lesson, scheduled to be released today, teaches children how to trace their family history using the example of Carol Grant, the daughter of the merchants who owned the Grant Store at the museum. Through this lesson, parents can teach their children how to use genealogical tools and uncover stories from their own family heritage.

To sign up to receive these lessons or to submit ideas for content, visit or go to the link on their Facebook page.

Kings Landing tells the stories of rural New Brunswick in the 19th century through living history, exhibits, and digital channels. The open-air museum is located 20 minutes west of Fredericton at Exit 253, Trans-Canada Highway. Depending upon whether the provincial state of emergency is still in effect or not, the facility is scheduled to open for the 2020 season on June 13.