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General Programs

Scottish Tea

Scottish Tea, served on the terrace in the period garden or indoors in inclement weather, includes fresh baked scones, preserves, whipped cream, oatcakes, and tea lemonade or ice tea. Complimentary tours of the 1840s restored stone house are included with the teas. The cost for tea is $10.00 for adults and youth, $5.00 for children under 10 and children under 5 are free.

Summer Workshops

Due to increased Health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic the museum will not be holding in person programs for children at this time.

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.

March Break

Due to increased Health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic the museum will not be holding in person programs for children at this time.

Take a step into the past this March Break at Hutchison House Museum with 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.

Birthday Parties

Due to increased Health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic the museum will not be holding in person programs for children at this time.

Cost: $150 (Minimum of 5 children/ maximum of 10 children)

Most appropriate for children 6 to 11 years of age. Not recommended for children under 5 years.

Duration: 2 hours

Programs: Choose One

Hearth Cooking

  • Children dress in costume (provided by museum)
  • Make Welsh cakes from scratch to bake on the hearth
  • Play pioneer games in the keeping room

Pioneer Craft Activities

  • Kids create their very own craft to take home
  • Children dress in costume (provided by museum)

Craft Choices: Choose One

  • Rag dolls
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Finger puppets
  • Simple old time toys: Ie. whirly gigs, thaumatropes, or wood choppers
  • Play pioneer games in the keeping room

Secondary Activities: Choose One

  • Guided tour of the museum
  • Scottish country dancing

Food & Presents: Following the birthday program the children will remove the costumes and get ready for food and beverages.  Parents are responsible for all of the food (except hearth baked).

Time will be given after the activities for the party to move into the Harvey Connal room for food. Gift opening may be held in the keeping room or Harvey Connal room.

Hutchison House Kitchen: 2 ovens, stove, fridge, freezer, commercial dishwasher, cutlery, plates, cups & saucers, glasses, napkins.

Parents may opt to bring party plates, etc. to fit with a theme or colour scheme of their choice.

Parties must be booked well in advance. Contact us for more information or to book a party.