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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 ...


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 $15 per attendant and pre-registration is required. Children are encouraged to bring their own snacks.

For more information phone 705-743-9710.

2016 Summer Workshops

Workshops TBA

July 13-Mask Making

Children will make their own 3D mask and paint them to look like whimsical woodland creatures.
July 20
-Flower Power

The Art of pressing flowers was very popular in the Victorian era and again today. In this workshop children will learn how to press flowers as well as printmaking with flowers to reate greeting cards.
July 2
7- Marionettes

String operated puppets or marionettes have been used for thousands of years to educate and entertain the masses. In this workshop children will create their own bendable marionettes using air dry modelling clay.
August 3
- Teddy Bears

A hands-on activity, children will love making their very own teddy bear. Many different skills are ivolved in the creation of this toy, from cutting and sewing to drawing and decorating, the final result is oh, so satisfying.
August 10
- Hearth Cooking

Come help us bake welsh cakes using this old fashioned cooking technique in our historic Keeping Room. Learn how to make your own lemonade to enjoy wih this traditional welsh snack.
August 24
- Tin Can Lanters and Beeswax Candles
If a pioneer needed a decorative light source for ambience they wouldn't turn to the nearest housewares department so why should your child? Why no let your child try their hand at making their own beautiful tin can lantern and authentic beeswax candle.

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