Please note that the Fireside Stories event has been cancelled.
News & Events
Please note that the museum will be closed from Tuesday, December 21st until Tuesday, December 28th. We will re-open on Wednesday, December 29th.
Hutchison House requires that all visitors entering the museum over the age of twelve must be fully vaccinated. You must present your vaccine passport and accompanying photo ID upon entry into the museum.
December 18, 2021 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Enjoy a seasonal tour of the museum, decorated for the Christmas season, and learn how the Hutchison family would have celebrated this time of year. There will be a timed entry for this event, with a maximum of six people per 15 minute time slot. Children can … Read more
A Christmas Carol Saturday, December 11th, 2021 2:00 to 4:00 PM Mark your calendars for Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in the Keeping Room by firelight on Saturday, December 11th from 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 … Read more
Saturday, November 27 & Sunday, November 28th Christmas Market 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Snowflake Tea sittings at 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM Come for some seasonal shopping at Hutchison House Museum! The Hutchison House volunteers will host their annual Christmas market and Snowflake Tea. The market runs from 10 AM to 12 PM. Please … Read more
Our popular Hogmanay event will see some modifications this year. Although some COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, staff at the museum have decided that it would be unsafe to run the event as we have done in years past. Instead, Hutchison House volunteers will prepare Hogmanay meals-to-go with a similar menu to what is served in … Read more
Jim Higgins was an English orphan who migrated to Canada for farm work in Saskatchewan in 1928. The Depression of the 1930s triggered his activism in the causes of social equality and democracy. In the polarized climate of the time he joined 1700 other Canadian volunteers to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War. In … Read more
Pandemic Arrangements of the Peterborough Historical Society and Hutchison House Museum The Peterborough Historical Society and Hutchison House Museum are strictly following the emergency regulations to address the pandemic. The first aim is to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers. Some programs have been adapted to virtual and online delivery, in some cases … Read more
Speaker Series: Co-directors James Conolly and Kate Dougherty present the result of an excavation and survey project in 2017 and 2018 at the historic Nassau Mills industrial complex, situated on the Trent University campus. As well as a general overview of the project’s findings and the interplay between written documentation and archaeological evidence, they focus … Read more