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Black Gold Fest returns to the Oil Museum of Canada

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Journal staff

The Oil Museum of Canada, National Historic Site will host their annual Black Gold Fest event on Saturday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The family-friendly community event celebrates local oil heritage with all-ages activities, including lawn games, face-painting, and crafts.

Historical blacksmithing demonstrations will run throughout the day at the Blacksmith Shop and a model pipeline display provided by Enbridge Inc. will demonstrate how pipelines operate.

A historical re-enactor will play Jacob Lewis Englehart, the man behind Imperial Oil, with shows beginning at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Visitors can round out the day listening to live music and purchasing a treat from one of the local food and drink vendors on site.

“We’re excited to welcome the community back to this popular summer event,” said
Jessica Stevenson, marketing and events coordinator with Lambton County Museums
and Archives.

“This year’s Black Gold Fest will introduce oil history topics that we haven’t explored before at this event, including the technology of pipelines and the history of Imperial Oil.
“We’re hoping for great weather and a fantastic day.”

Admission to Black Gold Fest is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.
For more information, visit the event page on the Oil Museum’s website.

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