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Heritage Luncheon-Oktoberfest

The monthly heritage luncheons are resuming at Hutchison House Museum.  Our first meal on October 6 will be an Oktoberfest themed lunch of Sausage, Potato pancakes and  Roasted Squash with sauerkraut and applesauce on the side, with a plum kuchen (cake) for dessert. Because of COVID regulations there is limited seating and proof of vaccination … Read more

Games Night

Come and enjoy a relaxed evening at the museum. Browse our 19th century and classic games library, sample historic treats, and enjoy the ambiance of the historic house.  Drop-ins are welcome, but come early as space is limited. Reservations are encouraged. Call the museum at 705-743-9710 or email to reserve your spot. Dates: third Thursday of the … Read more

Peterborough, Kawartha, Northumberland Online Scavenger Hunt

As the province is opening and everyone is out exploring again we encourage you to see all the exciting attractions this region has to offer. Explore the attractions’ websites to find the answers. Forms can be found down below and answers submitted to . Deadline to submit is July 31, 2021 at 5pm. Correct answers … Read more

Peach Tea

Back by popular demand, Hutchison House will host the 29th annual Peach Tea on Thursday, August 19th   from noon to 4pm.  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, topped with blueberries.  Tea, iced tea, … Read more

The Untold Stories of Hutchison House: Sandford Fleming and Jeanie Hall-A Love Story

For National Historic Places Days this year we’re launching a new video series titled “Untold Stories of Hutchison House.” In this series we’ll be telling you stories that don’t necessarily get told when you take a tour of the house.Our first video is “Sandford Fleming and Jeanie Hall: A Love Story” a look at the … Read more

Scottish Tea

Scottish Tea, served on the terrace in the historic garden, includes fresh baked scones, preserves, whipped cream, oatcakes, and tea, lemonade, or iced tea. There is a maximum of 6 people per table and registration is required. Vistors will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening upon arrival at the museum. Face masks are required … Read more

The Many Working Lives of Robert Romaine

Speaker Series: by Ken Brown. A recognized specialist in Peterborough business history, Ken Brown will examine the successful career of Robert Romaine.  Truly a businessman of many parts Romaine was a successful manufacturer of bricks, editor and publisher of the Peterborough Review, inventor of innovative farm machinery and, famously, printer of the Romaine Map of … Read more

COVID Update: Monthly Meetings and Speakers Program

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions against on-site monthly meetings, for the past 2020-2021 year the PHS instead produced monthly virtual PHS Talks that may be viewed on the YouTube channel of Hutchison House Museum. We remain uncertain about the format of our monthly meetings for the 2021-2022 speaker schedule beginning in September. In all likelihood … Read more

I Spy Contest Ends

Thank you to everyone who played I spy with us over our social media chanels. Winner of the Heritage Luncheon certificate was Catharine Dibben. Winner of the Scottish Tea Certificate is Rhonda Murphy. Winners will be contacted about their prizes. Here are the contest answers: Facebook Instagram Twitter

PHS Talks Available on YouTube

The following PHS Talks are now available on the Hutchison House Museum YouTube Channel: Musician of Extraordinary Merit: Joseph Churchill Arlidge in Peterborough by Robert Arlidge The Cradle of Canadian Literature: Early Literary Writing in Lakefield and Peterborough by Professor Michael Peterman Personal Remembrances of Remembrance Days past by David Rumball Packed to the Doors: … Read more