March Events at Eldon House
After the War: Amelia Ryerse &
John Harris Build a Life Together
Opening on Saturday March 8, 2014,
Exhibit introduction at 2 p.m.
on the second floor by guest curator Laurence Grant
Amelia Ryerse and John Harris first met in April of 1815,
after the conclusion of the War of 1812. They married only two
months later. This exhibit explores John Harrisï¿½ new job as a
member of the Great Lakes hydrographic survey and his and
Ameliaï¿½s life in Kingston and Port Ryerse with their growing
Behind the Ropes Tour
Saturday March 22, 2014, 10:00am to noon.
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
"nooks and crannies" including attics and cellars by an expert
Historical Interpreter. Refreshments will be served after the
tour. Cost: $20.00 + HST per person. Call 519.661.5169 to
PD Day Drop-In
Friday March 7, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Children learn and have fun while they explore Eldon House with
a scavenger hunt and engage in a variety of activities, games
and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission
is by donation.
March Break Drop in Program
Monday March 10 through Friday March 14,
Take a tour of Eldon House and visit the Interpretive Center to
participate in educational games, crafts and activities.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission by donation.
Victorian Decoupage Workshop
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Interpretive Centre
Learn the old-fashioned art of embellishing with decoupage,
while creating a decorative container. Instructor Danielle
Oliphant will teach participants the traditions of the craft and
the techniques to fashion beautiful objects.
Cost: $20.00 + HST per person, including all materials. Call
519.661.5169 to register