Upcoming Events at Eldon House
Period Furniture in Eldon House
Saturday, September 20, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
This tour focuses on period furniture, ranging from the
early 17th century European to pioneer Canadian. Visitors will
learn the history and evolution of furniture design and be able
to view the period details on Eldon House treasures. Cost:
$10.00 + HST per person. To register please call 519.661.5169.
Cookery of the Great War
Sunday, October 5, 1:00 p.m.
Chef and Culinary Historian Angel Commins will demonstrate
several WW1 era recipes that would have been served 100 years
Cost: $15.00 + HST per person. To register please call
Doors Open London
September 27 and 28, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens
up spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents
and visitors. Special events planned.
The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt
Sunday, October 26, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Does Eldon House have ghosts? Through storytelling and a special
"ghost map," learn about the real ghost stories of Eldon House
over the past 180 years, and maybe even see a ghost yourself!
Fun for the whole family! Cost: $5.00 per person (incl. HST).
Sunday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.
Until an Order-in-Council was passed on January 1, 1870,
requiring executions to be carried out in private, hangings were
public affairs. Entire families, including young children, would
attend with picnic baskets to witness the macabre spectacle.
Join Eldon House board director John Lisowski for a lecture
highlighting the stories of the first six individuals hanged in
Cost: by donation.
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