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July 19, 2019

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Peach Tea

Date: Thursday August 15, 2019

Sittings: 12pm,1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Cost: Advance: $12 adults and $8 children. Door: $14 adults and $10 children.

Hutchison House will host the 28th annual Peach Tea on Thursday August 15th from noon until 4pm. Enjoy the feeling of an old time summer social, as you indulge in an afternoon of home baked scones served with fresh peaches and whipped cream or ice cream, topped with blueberries. Tea, iced tea, or lemonade will add a refreshing compliment to this delightful summer repast.

Tickets for the Peach Tea may be purchased in advance at a reduced rate. Book tickets in advance at a cost of $12 for adults/$8 for children. Tickets will also be available at the door for the price of $14 for adults/ $10 for children. Sittings are 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. For more information or to make a reservation please call the museum office at 705-743-9710.

Scottish Tea

Date: Tuesday July 2nd daily until Sunday September 1 (except Mondays)

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (6-10), children under 5 are free

Beginning Tuesday, July 2, 2019 and continuing daily (except Monday) until labour day, Scottish Teas will be available from 1-4pm at Hutchison House Museum.

Scottish Tea, served on the terrace in the period garden, includes fresh baked scones, preserves, whipped cream, oatcakes, and tea, lemonade, or ice tea. Complimentary tours of the 1840s restored stone house are inlcuded with the teas. For more information please contact the museum office.

Summer Workshops

Are you looking to beat the summertime boredom? Parents or grandparents looking to find an activity to occupy some of the children's time this summer? Look to Hutchison House for the answer.

We offer a fun alternative to full time camp programs. We start on Wednesday mornings and by noon have completed something fun and exciting that your children will love to show off!

Programs run from 9:30am - 12pm. The cost is $20 per attendant and pre-registration is required. Children are encouraged to bring their own snacks.

For a list of the 2019 workshops click here.

Victoria Day Afternoon Tea

Date: May 20, 2019

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $25

The Volunteers of Hutchison House are hosting an elegant Victoria Day Afternoon Tea on Monday May 20, 2019 starting at 2pm to celebrate the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria. A light lunch of savories, sweets and tea will be served in the historic Keeping Room. Tours of the museum will be conducted by costumed guides. Tickets for the event are $25 each and pre-registration is required as seating is limited. For more information or to reserve your seat please contact the museum office at 705-743-9710.

PA Day Camp-Marionettes

Date: Friday April 5, 2019

Time: 9:30am to noon or 1-3:30pm

Cost: $20

As early as the Egyptians,string-operated figures, or marionettes, were used for interpretation and eventually to entertain. Children will create their own simple marionettes using easy to find materials. Cost per child is $20. Children are required to bring their own peanut free snack. Registration is required. This workshop is appropriate for children ages 6-12. For more information or to register a child please contact the museum at 705-743-9710.

 

March Break

Dates: Tuesday March 12- Friday March 15

Time: 9:30am-noon or 1-3:30

Cost: $20 per child

Take a step into the past this March Break at Hutchison House Museum. From Tuesday March 12th to Friday March 15th, 2018 come to the museum for hands-on activities, pioneer games and lots of fun!

Programs run from 9:30am - 12pm  or 1-3:30pm and are suitable for children ages 6-12. The cost is $20 per attendant and pre-registration is required. Children are encouraged to bring their own peanut free snacks.

For more information or to register phone 705-743-9710.

To see the 2019 workshops click here.

PA Day Camp

Date: Friday February 1,2019.

Cost: $20 per child

9:30am -12pm- Fairies and Woodland Elves

Fairies and elves were both good and bad, pranksters and helpful. They were the guardians of nature, woodland animals and gardens. They were helpful if you respected them, but caused problems when you didn't. In this workshop children will create their own fairy or woodland elf out of a variety of materials. Cost per child is $20. Children are required to bring their own peanut free snack. Registration is required. This workshop is appropriate for children ages 6-12. For more information or to register a child please contact the museum at 705-74-9710.

1-3pm- Fairy Gardens

The Victorian era saw an increase in the interest in fairies and elves as settlers looked back  to the folk tales of their ancestors.In this workshop children will create their own fantastical woodland village using natural and recycled materials. Cost per child is $20. Children are required to bring their own peanut free snack. Registration is required. This workshop is appropriate for children ages 6-12. For more information or to register a child please contact the museum at 705-743-9710.

 

New Interactive and Accessible Program

New to Hutchison House: In an effort to make every learning experience a valuable experience, we have included a new interactive program within the Museum! As an addition to our Virtual Museum Tour DVD, Museum Management and Curatorship students from Sir Sandford Fleming College have created a new chest full of artifacts that represent a great deal of the history presented in the museum for individuals who cannot access the upstairs levels of Hutchison House. This chest is accompanied by a book providing an introductory explanation to the history of Hutchison House, allowing an independent learning experience for those who wish this. There is also a short Braille version. This experience is great for visitors who cannot trek up the stairs of the museum, those who would rather sit and experience the artifacts first-hand, or those who are visually impaired. Come and join us for your next museum experience and enjoy the history of our museum hands-on!


 

Hutchison House on YouTube

In honour of our 175th Anniversary last year Graham Hart from CHEX TV created this clip which can be viewed on YouTube.

Flash Back 1988: Hutchison House Museum

This past spring in honour or Toursim Week in Peterborough, the film students at Crestwood High School created 2.5 minutes clips of various attractions around town. These promotional clips aired on local CHEX TV the first week of June, 2013 and can also be found here on YouTube.

Hutchison House Living Musuem, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

 

Virtual Exhibit Growing Up in Peterborough: A Century of Stories

 When the City of Peterborough, Ontario celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005, reminiscing about the way things used to be was an important part of the occasion. "Growing Up in Peterborough: A Century of Stories" is a collection of these reminiscences, memories of how the city came to be the city it is today.
   This Hutchison House Museum exhibit looks back at the lives of 11 citizens born, raised and still residing in Peterborough. Some left for one reason or another, such as war or school, but all returned to testify that there is no place in the world they would rather live.
This exhibit is available online and can be visited by clicking here.
 

Virtual Exhibit on the Life of Dr. Hutchison

In 2010 Hutchison House Museum received funding to create a virtual exhibit for the Community Memories section of the Virtual Museum of Canada. After a year of hard work by staff and volunteers the result was the creation of ‘The Life and Times of Dr. Hutchison in the backwoods of Upper Canada’. This exhibit is now online and can be found by going to this link:

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm_v2.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000758


The museum would like to thank Peterborough Museum and Archives, Trent University Archives, Royal Ontario Museum, Library and Archives Canada, Jean Cole, Ann Baker, Gale Fewings and Erin Panepinto for all your help in the creation of this exhibit.

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