Upcoming Events at Eldon House
Summer Tea Program
June 29 through August 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 2:00 to
Tea, scones and jams with fruit and cream are served on the
beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River.
Reservations highly recommended, please call 519.661.5169. Cost:
$10.00 adults, children $6.00 taxes included.
Behind the Ropes Tour
Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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. To register please call
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.
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.
John Harris and the War of 1812
Sunday, September 14, 2:00 p.m.
Join Laurence Grant, Guest Curator of the four-part War of
1812 series at Eldon House to learn of the discoveries made in
researching this interesting topic. This lecture coincides with
the fourth and final exhibition opening and book launch of a
commemorative publication on Grant's findings. Cost: by
After the War: Amelia Ryerse & John Harris Build a Life
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 Harris' new job as a member
of the Great Lakes hydrographic survey and his and Amelia's
life in Kingston and Port Ryerse with their growing family.
John Harris' Life as Treasurer
of the London District
September through November
Opening on Sunday, September 14, 1:00 p.m.
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