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Fireside Stories: A Christmas Carol

Mark your calendars for Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in the Keeping Room by firelight on Sunday, December 11thfrom 2-4pm. We will be listening to a recording of the 1939 Campbell Soup radio show presented by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge. A choice of dessert, tea and coffee will be served. The cost … Read more

Hogmanay

Hogmanay Meal to go order deadline: December 28, 2022 Hogmanay Meal to go pick up: January 1, 2023 12pm to 2pm. One of the biggest changes to the Hutchison House event line up is our popular annual Hogmanay event. Unfortunately despite several options presented, a variety of factors, including ongoing road construction, will once again … Read more

Playing with Fire: The 1918 Explosion at the British Chemical Company, Trenton

Speaker series: A Documentary and Commentary by Sean Scally, filmmaker Sean Scally’s documentary film, Playing with Fire, recounts the story of the horrific explosion of the British Chemical Company’s munitions plant in Trenton in October 1918. This little-known story is replete with terror, heroism and intrigue but with less devastating consequences than the better-known Halifax … Read more

Annual Christmas Market

The Christmas Season is upon us, and Hutchison House Museum volunteers will host their annual Christmas Market on Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27 from 10am-12pm. Baked Goods, Jams and Jellies, Pies and more! In addition to the Empire Cheese orders, we will be offering some of our most popular items for pre-ordering as … Read more

Snowflake Tea and Dessert

In addition to the Christmas Market Hutchison House volunteers will host a Snowflake Tea on Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27 with sittings at 1pm and 2:30pm. Enjoy a light tea with Christmas treats by the Fire in the Keeping Room for $15 each. There is limited seating and pre-registration and payment is required.  Items … Read more

What is an Urban Park For? A Panel Discussion on Jackson Park

Speaker series: Robert Clarke, Terry Hawkins, Karen Carter-Edwards, Richard Scott The discussion will examine the history of Jackson Park from its industrial origins to an entertainment and recreational park, and on the challenges facing the park today. This promises insights into one of the City’s vital assets at a time when the pressures of development … Read more

Haunted Halloween for Kids

The month of October would not be complete without the Halloween tradition. Look out for young ghostly ghouls and goblins on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm – 4 p.m. when Hutchison House Museum will host Halloween tours of the museum. Enjoy a spooky tour of the museum, make a fun craft, have your fortune told, enjoy … Read more

Speaker Series: The Evolution of the Garage: The Effects of Technology on the Built Landscape

Speaker series: Jennifer Guerin The automobile’s impact on society and the economy has been pervasive. Think of the petroleum industry, urban and suburban development, highway infrastructure, rural connectivity, leisure, recreation, travel, tourism. Domestic architecture and landscape have not escaped the automobile’s transformative power. Jennifer Guerin, Heritage Researcher for the City of Peterborough, examines the hitherto … Read more