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Robbie Burns Day Take Home Meal

The first Burns super was held in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1801 to celebrate the life of Scotland’s National Poet Robert Burns. Robbie Burns Day is considered a key cultural heritage event in Scotland. For the first time Hutchsion House Museum will celebrate Robbie Burns Day with a take home meal on January 25, 2024. Celebrate … Read more


The Scots have been celebrating Hogmanay since the 16th century. Before the Reformation, the Scots celebrated a wide range of festivals from Christian, Norse and Celtic traditions. At the time of the Reformation, the Church of England cancelled all festivals except the most important feast days and by the mid-16th century, the observation of many … Read more

Job Available: Bookkeeper

Wage:  $23.00 per Hour for an average of 10 hours per week Job Type and Duration:  Permanent Part Time Contract Job Location:  Hutchison House Museum, 270 Brock Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 2P9 The Peterborough Historical Society – owner of Hutchison House Museum is looking for a professional, detail-oriented Bookkeeper with strong organizational skills and extensive … Read more

Paint and Sip Nutcracker Workshop- SOLD OUT

In December for the first time the Museum will host a Paint and Sip Nutcracker Workshop on Sunday December 10 from 1-3:30pm. Enjoy a fun afternoon of tea and desserts by the fire, paint and decorate your own wooden Nutcracker and learn about its history. Workshop is $35 per person and includes materials and refreshments. … Read more

Hutchison House Featured in HPOC Article

Like many other historic and heritage sites across the world, Hutchison House Museum has had to face a lot of changes and challenges brought on by Covid-19. Heritage Properties of Canada for their recent featured article, spoke to our curator, Erin Panepinto, and PHS Vice-president, Don Willcock about what that exactly looked like for Hutchison … Read more

Snowflake Tea and Dessert

Ring in the holiday season with our annual Snowflake Tea on Saturday November 25 and Sunday November 26 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 for sale at … Read more

Christmas Market

The Christmas Season is upon us, and Hutchison House Museum volunteers will host their annual Christmas Market on Saturday November 25from 9am-12pm. Home baking, shortbread, fruit pies, jams, jellies and preserves will be featured, along with other special seasonal treats. In addition to the Empire Cheese orders, we will be offering some of our most … 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 28th 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, … Read more

The Ghost of Catharine Parr Traill Book Launch

Join us in celebrating the release of Laura Elliott’s new book The Ghost of Catharine Parr Traill at Hutchison House Museum Sunday October 22, 2023 from 1-3pm.  Listen to excerpts of Laura’s journey of discovery into the life and lessons of wellbeing from this nineteenth century pioneer, author and botanist, by the fire in the … Read more