Upcoming Events at Eldon House
Doors Open London
Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 10:00 to 4:00
Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens
up spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents
and visitors. Tour the museum and see arts and crafts on the
Arts & Crafts Show &
Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 from 10:00 to
Tour Eldon House free of charge for our Doors Open weekend and
see arts and crafts on the grounds. Goods for sale by local
vendors include jewellery, fine art painting, textiles, handmade
items and much more! Cash only.
The Great Eldon House
Sunday, October 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Does Eldon House have ghosts? Through storytelling and a special
ï¿½ghost map,ï¿½ see the museum in the dark and learn about the real
ghost stories of Eldon House over the past 180 years. Maybe even
see a ghost yourself! Fun for the whole family!
Cost: $10.00 (incl. HST) per person.
Cookery of the Great War
Sunday, October 4, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
Over 600 000 Canadian troops were mobilized and sent overseas
during the First World War; those left behind wanted to do their
duty too. Women were asked to work in factories, help out on
farms and to fund raise by holding tea events to help supply
soldiers with both necessities such as socks and luxuries like
chocolate. Culinary Historian Dora Foster will be demonstrating
several WW1 era recipes that would have been served at such an
event 100 years ago.
Cost: $15.00 (incl. HST) per person. To register please call
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."