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Spring Plant Sale


Spring Plant Sale

Sunday, May 28
10am to 2pm
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost:

Free Event

Eldon House will be hosting our Spring Plant Sale on May 28th from 10am until 2pm. There will be a variety of colourful annuals, perennials, heirloom tomatoes, herbs (including wonderful mixed herb pots), hanging baskets, kale and colourful urns. Unable to make these dates? Plants can be pre-ordered by emailing Rick Cornellisen at ecologic2001@gmail.com. Orders can then be picked up at Eldon House (greenhouse) or at Covent Garden Market. Order early for best selection!

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AGM


Annual General Meeting

June 8, 2017
4:30 p.m.
Interpretive Centre
Cost:

Free Event

Eldon House will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on June 8th, 2017

481 Ridout Street North, Interpretive Centre

4:30 p.m. Welcome and Business Meeting

5:00 p.m. Remarks by Chair, Executive Director and Curator

5:15 p.m. Guest Speaker –Serge Lavoie, President of non profit group ‘On Track St. Thomas’

5:45 p.m. Adjournment followed by refreshments and a social

Kids’ First Day


Kids' First Day

Friday June 9
Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00pm

Cost: FREE

Free Event

Children learn and have fun while they explore Eldon House with a scavenger hunt and engage in a variety of activities, historical games and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids First Day, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Forest City London, is a celebration of all the wonderful opportunities available to London families and the committed people, businesses and organizations that make this city great. www.investinginchildren.on.ca

Strawberry Tea


Strawberry Tea

SUNDAY, JUNE 18
SEATINGS AT 12:30 AND 3:00 P.M.

Cost: ADULTS $30.98 + HST, CHILDREN $17.70 + HST

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Join us for our annual “Strawberry Social,” celebrating the coming of summer’s harvest. Tea with savouries, sweets, and Strawberry shortcake will be served on the beautiful lawn of Eldon House, weather permitting.

Summer Tea Program


Summer Tea Program

JUNE 27 THROUGH AUGUST 27, TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
12:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
Eldon House Grounds
Cost: Cream Tea: $15.00 + HST, High Tea: $20.00 + HST, Children's Tea: $10.00 + HST

Drop in & Pay

Join us for afternoon tea by Organic Works Bakery! Tea, with a menu of scones, various sweets and sandwiches are served on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 519.204.1385 to make a reservation

Cream Tea: $15.00 + HST

High Tea: $20.00 + HST

Children’s Tea: $10.00 + HST (Children must be 12 and under)

20% discount for seniors and 10% discount for students.

Please note: Summer Tea is cancelled on July 1 for Canada Day, August 5 for our Teddy Bear Picnic and July 29th for the Lemon Party.  

Canada Day Celebration


Confederation Party

SATURDAY, JULY 1
Drop in between 2:00 and 9:00 P.M.
Eldon House Grounds
Cost: Free

Free Event

Come to our celebration of the nation! In honour of the 150th Anniversary of Canada, Eldon House invites you to party like it’s 1867, 1917 and 1967! Enjoy tours of historic Eldon House, carnival games on the grounds as well as music and historically themed performances directed by Adam Corrigan Holowitz. Meet key figures in Canadian and London history and join Steve Holowitz and friends for a special musical feature. This event will be licenced between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Lemon Party


Lemon Party

SATURDAY, July 29
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Eldon House Grounds
Cost: $35.00 + HST PER PERSON

Registration Required | Registration Policy

A Harris family theme party tradition brought back from the 1920’s where everything is lemon-yellow including drinks, food and costume. Guests are invited to dress the part while they sip cocktails, taste hors d’oeuvres and dance to jazz and ragtime music on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House and this fundraiser event. This event will be licenced. Registration required.

Teddy Bear Picnic


Teddy Bear Picnic

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
DROP IN BETWEEN 12:00 AND 4:00 P.M.

Cost: $6.00 (INCL. HST) PER PERSON.

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Bring your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of fun at Eldon House! Tour the house to find hidden Teddy Bears and join us for lemonade and cookies, historical games and crafts, a puppet show, Victorian dress up and much more on the beautiful grounds of the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday Evening Tours


Thursday Evening Tours

Thursdays, September through October
5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 (incl. HST) per person

Registration Required | Registration Policy

On Thursday evenings in fall, enjoy a 40-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 here. Registration is required.

Behind The Ropes Tour


Behind The Ropes Tour

SATURDAY, September 2
10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Cost: $17.70 + HST PER PERSON.

Registration Required | Registration Policy

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.

Doors Open


Museum Hack at Eldon House: Doors Open London

Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17
11:00 A.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tours

Cost: Free

Registration Required | Registration Policy

This isn’t your Grandma’s Museum Tour! Come experience Museum Hack at Eldon House for Doors Open London. Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors. Registration is required. 

Dance at Eldon House: London Culture Days


Dance at Eldon House: London Culture Days

SATURDAY, September 30 and Sunday October 1
10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Free Event

Come celebrate Culture Days and dance on the grounds of London’s oldest home! Dance performance and workshop schedules feature, Salsa, East Indian Classical, Modern Dance and Historical Dance including a children’s workshop by Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

London Murders


London Murders: Part I

Thursday, October 26
7:00 p.m.
Interpretive Centre
Cost: By Donation

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Starting in 1855 when the London Police Force was formed, crime historian John Lisowski shares his research findings on murders in London.  Murders were few in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, but as London’s population grew, so did the number of murders.  This will be the first of a chilling talk series about over 100 murders in London’s history. 

 

Christmas Workshop


Decorative Christmas Urns

Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Interpretive Centre
Cost: $26.55 + HST PER PERSON (Including all materials)

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Join gardening expert Rick Cornelissen in making decorative Christmas arrangements with living evergreen boughs typical of traditional Victorian Christmas decorations.

Victorian Christmas


Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 2, to Monday, January 1, 2018


Cost: By Donation

By Donation

Enjoy the sights and scents of the Victorian Christmas tradition. Visit London’s oldest family residence and experience the beautiful holiday decorations of the past.

Children’s Christmas Workshop


Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 9
Sessions at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Ages 5 and Up)
Interpretive Centre
Cost: $40.00 + HST per family (Up to 5 in a Family, includes one 'house kit') Additional 'house kit' $20.00 + HST

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Celebrate the season by building your very own gingerbread house! Families will work together to create a Georgian style gingerbread house resembling Eldon House. Prizes will be granted for best “Eldon” gingerbread! Following the workshop enjoy a guided tour of historic Eldon House. Children must accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Christmas Tea


Christmas Tea

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
12:30 and 3:00 p.m. Seating.

Cost: ADULTS $30.98 + HST, CHILDREN $17.70 + HST

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Get in the holiday spirit with live entertainment, tea and an abundant menu of savouries and sweets before touring Eldon House decorated for Victorian Christmas! By reservation only.

New Year’s Levee


New Year's Levee

Monday, January 1, 2018
1:00 to 4:00
Eldon House and Interpretive Centre
Cost: Free

Free Event

Celebrate the New Year with a visit to Eldon House and enjoy musical entertainment in the elegant drawing room. Exchange greetings and gather with friends for hot cider and treats in the Interpretive Centre.