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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 iced tea. Complimentary tours of the 1840s restored stone house are included with the teas. The cost for tea is $12.00 for adults and youth, $8.00 for children under 10 and children under 5 are free.

Games Day

Are you looking for some laid-back fun? Come to Hutchison House on Fridays in the summer for Games Day. During this drop-in program, play board, parlour, and outdoor games in a historic house. Browse our games library, relax, and enjoy. Regular admission price applies. Refreshments will be served.

Games Day drop-in program runs Fridays in the summer from July 8th to August 26th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Summer Workshops

Get creative at our Thursday morning summer workshops! Each week we will focus on a different crafting or historic cooking activity. Suitable for children ages 6 to 12. Please make sure to bring a peanut-free snack to the workshop. Advance registration is required. Please call 705-743-9710 or email to register. $20 per child.

Summer workshops will run on these dates:

Thursday, July 14th: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, July 21th: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, July 28th: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, August 4th: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, August 11th: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, August 25th: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

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.