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April 30, 2017

 

Doors Open Peterborough

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 10am-4pm

Join local authors and distinguished academics to hear selected reading from some of the area's most distinguished female writers of the 19th century. Works by Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, Isabella Vallency Crawford and others will be examined in a lovely period setting ...

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Volunteering

Hutchison House Volunteers share an interest in local history and heritage crafts and provide a valuable service to the community.

Volunteering at Hutchison House Museum offers many opportunities to meet people sharing an interest in local history and heritage crafts.

Volunteers provide valuable services including:

  • Hutchison House Volunteers wear period costumes and assist with public tours and special events.
    wearing period costumes and assisting with public tours and special events
  • learning and demonstrating heritage cooking, crafts and trades
  • caring for the heritage gardens
  • Hutchison House Volunteers are involved in activities such as learning and demonstrating heritage cooking, crafts and trades.
    helping to maintain the historic features of the house and its collection
  • making and repairing period costumes
  • conducting research on historical artifacts and local history
  • providing essential behind-the scenes help for special events
Junior Volunteers play an important role at the museum, acting as servers for Scottish Teas throughout the summer and helping with other special events.

Junior Volunteers, between the ages of nine and 13, also play an important role at the museum. They act as servers for the Scottish Teas throughout the summer and help with other special events.

Many junior volunteers go on to serve as docents for guided public tours of the museum, earning credits for their High School Volunteer Service requirements.

For the 2017 junior volunteer application click here.

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