Upcoming Events at Eldon House
Sunday, December 7, seating at 1:30 and 3:00 pm
Cost: adults $12.00 + HST, children $6.00 + HST
Come an enjoy a festive tea and tour Eldon House during our
Victorian Christmas Celebrations. To register call 519.661.5169.
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.
Sunday Afternoon Tours
December 21 at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm
Enjoy a 50-minute guided tour of Eldon House with a costumed
historical interpreter who will provide an in-depth history of
the house and the Harris family who lived there. Admission by
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.
Children's Christmas Party
December 14, 1:00-4:00pm
Children will experience the spirit of Christmas past, by
playing games, making crafts and treats and visiting with Father
Christmas! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of
eight or more are requested to arrive at 3:00 p.m. $5.00 + HST
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