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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

Medicine Wheel Boxes PA Day Camp

Looking for a fun activity for this upcoming PA Day? Hutchison House Museum will host its Medicine Wheel Boxes Day Camp on September 29th, 2023 from 9:30-12pm. Children will decorate their own boxes with painted toothpicks to represent a Medicine Wheel in honor of Truth and Reconciliation Day. Cost per child is $25. Children are … Read more

Doors Open

 Hutchison House Museum is participating in Doors Open Peterborough on Saturday September 16, 2023 from 10am – 4pm. Admission is free. Enjoy tours of the museum and hearth demonstrations by costumed interpreters, tours of the herb garden by members of the Peterborough Community Medicine Gardeners at 11am and 2pm, and see embroidering demonstrations as well … Read more

Entertaining the Prince of Wales, Cobourg 1860

Speaker series: George Parker At age 18, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, undertook the first Royal Tour to Canada. Among his stops in Canada West were Cobourg, Hiawatha First Nation, Peterborough and Port Hope. The community of Cobourg provided elaborate entertainment for the Prince at the official opening of the architecturally stunning Victoria Hall. George … Read more

31st Annual Peach Tea

PEACH TEAThursday, August 17th , 2023 from 12:00 – 3:00 pmHutchison House will host the 31 st annual Peach Tea on Thursday, August 17th from noon to4pm. Enjoy the feeling of an old time summer social, as you indulge in an afternoon of home-baked scones served with fresh peaches and whipped cream or ice cream, … Read more

Scottish Tea

HUTCHISON HOUSE MUSEUM270 Brock Street, Peterborough(705) 743-9710Email: : Scottish Tea Season has arrived!Celebrate Martha Hutchison’s birthday with the start of our Scottish Tea Season on Tuesday,July 4th 2023. Scottish Teas will continue daily (except Monday) until Sunday September 3, 2023from 1-4 pm.Scottish Tea, served on the terrace in the period garden, includes fresh baked … Read more

Heritage Conservation and Urban Regeneration

Speaker series: Panel and round table discussion Peterborough Historical Society public round table discussion. Challenges facing urbandevelopment are much in the news. The Ontario Heritage Trust recognizes “many ways thatheritage conservation supports urban regeneration,” especially “through the adaptive reuse ofheritage properties for new purposes while retaining their heritage attributes.” PanelistsDeborah Keay, Manager, Municipal Engineering with … Read more