Upcoming Events at Eldon House
Sunday Afternoon Tours
Sunday December 20, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
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.
Cost: by donation
Children's Christmas Party
Sunday, December 13, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
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. Cost: $6.00
(incl. HST) per person.
Christmas Wreath Workshop
Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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: $30.00 + HST per person,
including all materials. To register please call 519.661.5169.
September through November, Eldon House 2nd Floor
The life Edward Montgomery Harris (1880-1952) grandson of the
original owners of Eldon House is being carefully researched in
commemoration of the events of World War I. Edward or ï¿½Teddy,ï¿½
was a career officer in the British Army, and was stationed in
India, Europe, Canada and Barbados. This will be the first of
several exhibitions devoted to Teddy and will illustrate his
early life in London, Ontario and his schoolboy days in Sussex,
The Victorian penchant for an elaborate tea ceremony was well
practiced by the Harris Family. Concurrent with Eldon House's
popular Tea Programs, this exhibit explores the etiquette,
offerings and paraphernalia involved in "taking tea."