Upcoming Events at Eldon House
London and the American Civil War
Sunday November 9, 2:00 p.m.
Join local historian and Eldon House board member Joe Oï¿½Neil
to explore how the American Civil War affected London and its
inhabitants. Drawing from period documents including the Harris
Diaries, the lecture will illustrate an unseen and unspoken area
of Londonï¿½s history.
Cost: by donation.
Behind the Ropes Tour
Saturday November 8,
Explore rarely seen sections of Eldon House and its carriage
house to discover an astonishing variety of curiosities that
will amaze and delight. Participants will be guided through
ï¿½nooks and cranniesï¿½ including attics and cellars by an expert
Historical Interpreter. Refreshments will be served after the
tour. Cost: $20.00 + HST per person. To register please call
If Walls Could Talk
Saturday, November 22, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
On this guided tour of Eldon House, visitors are treated to a
glimpse into the Harris familyï¿½s home through their own diary
quotations. Historical Interpreters tell the story of the
happenings in individual rooms, bringing Eldon House to life
once more. Cost: $10.00 per person (incl. HST). Registration
required. To register please call 519.661.5169.
Christmas Wreath Workshop
Sunday November 30, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
Join instructor Sandy Daugharty to create a Christmas wreath
with living evergreen boughs. Learn the importance of greenery
to the Victorian in this season as well as the techniques to
create your own decorations.
Cost: $20.00 + HST per person, including all materials. To
register please call 519.661.5169.
John Harris' Life as Treasurer
of the London District
September through November
The War of 1812, which officially ended in 1815, brought John
Harris and Amelia Ryerse together. In 1821, John became
Treasurer of the London District and in 1834 moved into Eldon
Traditions of Christmas past are brought to life with seasonal
Harris family heirlooms accompanied by quotes from the diaries
of the Harris women.
The World in Miniature
January through April 2015
When the Harris family traveled around the world in 1897, they
collected hundreds of cultural treasures. This exhibition
displays several miniscule and elaborate pieces, often unseen by
the public and will illustrate the Victorian partiality for