Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wallacetown Fair

The Backus-Page House Museum will be closed October 1st and 2nd. Come visit our table at the Wallacetown Fair. We'll see you there!!!

Otterville Nostalgia

EON Association of Curators and Directors Members

Nothing to do this weekend? Why not visit one of our EON member's sites?

EON Association of Curators and Directors Member's Site Listings

Annandale National Historic Site
30 Tillson Avenue
Tillsonburg, Ontario – N4G 2Z8
GPS: N42˚ 51.7276’ W80˚ 43.3417’
Phone: 519-842-2284
Website: ; Virtual Tour:
Contact Person: Patty Phelps

Description: nationally designated for its magnificent interior, Annandale N.H.S. serves as a monument to the Victorian style of design known as the ‘Aesthetic Art Movement’. Ornately decorative painted ceilings and stained glass make this a one-of-a-kind visiting experience. The museum complex tastefully combines both old and new. The beautifully restored Victorian mansion built by E.D. Tillson in the 1880s features period furnished rooms and local history galleries. The new wing with all its modern conveniences includes a changing gallery with several new exhibits throughout the year.

Hours: Year Round: Monday – Friday 9 – 4 and Sunday 1 – 4. July and August: Saturday noon – 4
Admission: Adults $4.50, Seniors $4, Students $3, Children $2, Family Max. $10 (applies to immediate family with school age children), Group Rate $3.50 (applies to pre-booked groups of 15 or more)

Backus-Page House Museum/Tyrconnell Heritage Society
29424 Lakeview Line, PO Box 26
Wallacetown, Ontario – N0L 2M0
GPS: N42˚ 36.400’ W81˚ 26.720’
Phone: 519-762-3072
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Contact Person: Lori Milos-Ivanski

Description: This restored Georgian style residence is home to a living history museum. The museum interprets the culture and history of the Talbot Settlement and the Backus family, with living history rooms, gardens and exhibitions. Tour the house at your own pace or with an interpreter.

Hours: May 1 – Thanksgiving: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4:30, Saturday and Sunday and Holiday Mondays 12 – 4:30. Year round and off hours by appointment
Admission: Donations Appreciated (fees may apply for special events)

Beachville District Museum
584367 Beachville Road, PO Box 220
Beachville, Ontario – N0J 1A0
GPS: N43˚ 4.5747’ W80˚ 50.5261’
Phone: 519-423-6497
Contact Person: Carl MacDonald

Description: Beachville District Museum is situated on 4.5 acres of lush parkland. The museum houses many interesting artifacts from Mastodon bones found on the O.J. Bond farm, to a history of limestone quarries. Come and discover the home of the first recorded baseball game and see the local history that Beachville has to offer.

Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 4:30, Sunday 1 – 4:30
Admission: Adults $4, Students $3, Seniors $3, Children 5 and under free, Family $10

County of Oxford Archives
12 Vine Street, PO Box 69
Beachville, Ontario – N0J 1A0
GPS: N43˚ 4.8824’ W80˚ 50.2887’
Phone: 519-539-9800 ext. 3070
Contact Person: Mary Gladwin

Description: As the official repository of the records of the District of Brock 1842-1849 and the County of Oxford since its incorporation in 1850 to the present, this facility provides researchers with a variety of information resources. The Archives also has photographs, postcards and many private collections documenting Oxford’s history.

Hours: Monday – Friday 10 – 4
Admission: Donations Appreciated

Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre
200 Talbot Road
Delhi, Ontario – N4B 2A2
GPS: N42˚ 51.382’ W80˚ 18.398’
Phone: 519-582-0278
Contact Person: Judy Livingstone

Description: Established in 1979 as Canada’s only tobacco museum, the museum models a typical tobacco pack barn. The museum also highlights Delhi’s, formerly Fredericksburg’s, unique multicultural heritage and diverse specialty crops such as ginseng. Exhibits include agricultural machinery, arts and crafts, and archival material. Stroll along a historic 1900’s streetscape and visit the Forestville General Store with souvenirs reflective of the area. Located by the scenic and spacious Quance Park, the museum may be rented for small functions and seats up to 90.

Hours: Victoria Day – Labour Day: Monday – Friday 10 – 4:30, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays 1 – 4, Fall and Winter: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4:30
Admission: Donations Appreciated. Tour fee $4 per person, Fees for Special Events and Workshops

Drumbo and District Heritage Society
Drumbo Fairgrounds
42 Centre Street, PO Box 250
Drumbo, Ontario – N0J 1G0
GPS: N43˚ 14.0883’ W80˚ 47.532’
Phone: Laura Taylor (519) 463-5230
Linda Baker (519) 463-6067

Description: Former Wolverton Railroad Station with many articles of Railroad memorabilia as well as a collection of local artifacts and archival materials. Our site is wheelchair accessible.

Hours: Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 and 1:30 – 4:30 or by appointment
Admission: Donations Appreciated

Edison Museum of Vienna
14 Snow Street
Vienna, Ontario
c/o Municipality of Bayham
9344 Plank Road, PO Box 160
Straffordville, Ontario – N0J 1Y0
GPS: N42˚ 40.850’ W80˚ 47.532’
Phone: 519-874-4999
519-866-5521 (off-season)
Contact Person: Lynda Millard

Description: Authentic Edison artifacts and furniture, many donated by the late Mrs. Nora Edison Coombe, a first cousin of the inventor Thomas Alva Edison and the last remaining descendant with the Edison name to live in Vienna. Visit the Edison Pioneer Cemetery on King Street, on the south-east outskirts.

Hours: mid-May – Labour Day: Daily 10 – 5:30, Off-season by appointment.
Admission: $2

Elgin County Railway Museum
225 Wellington Street, PO Box 20062
St. Thomas, Ontario – N5P 4H4
GPS: N42˚ 46.5038’ W81˚ 10.9527’
Phone: 519-637-6284
Contact Person: Michael Adams

Description: The Elgin County Railway Museum, located in the 1913 Michigan Central Railroad Locomotive Shops, has the goal of recapturing the railway history of this area by means of artifacts, restored railway equipment and historical displays. Visitors can enter an old wooden caboose and the cab of a steam locomotive as well as view the many other exhibits.

Hours: Victoria Day Weekend – Labour Day: Daily 10 – 4, Labour Day – October 10: Weekends 10 – 4
Admission: Adults $4, Children (13 and under) free

Elgin Military Museum
30 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario – N5P 1A3
GPS: N42˚ 46.7434’ W81˚ 12.6189’
Phone: 519-633-7641
Contact Person: Ian Raven

Description: The Elgin Military Museum was created to collect, record, exhibit and interpret items of military history, with an emphasis on Elgin County and its residents, and the role they have played in Canada’s military history since the founding of the Talbot Settlement in 1803, with over 9000 records on local veterans.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 1 – 5, Saturday 9 – noon and 1 – 5, Sunday 2 – 4, Closed Mondays
Admission: $5 Adults and $1 for Students and Children. Sunday admission is by donation.

Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives
109 Norfolk Street South
Simcoe, Ontario – N3Y 2W3
GPS: N42˚ 50.0904’ W80˚ 18.1788’
Phone: 519-426-1583
Contact Person: Scott Gillies

Description: Operated by the Norfolk Historical Society, this museum reflects the life and times of the people who settled Norfolk County. Unique to its collection are more than 400 works of art by historian Edgar Cantelon. It is considered the pre-eminent destination for anyone seeking genealogical information about Norfolk and surrounding areas.

Hours: Open Year Round Tuesday – Saturday
Admission: Archival Research: $10 per person. Museum Admission: Adults $4, Students $2, Group Rates Available

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum
48075 Jamestown Line, R.R.#2
Aylmer, Ontario – N5H 2R2
GPS: N42˚ 46.3803’ W80˚ 59.0174’
Phone: 888-773-2955
Contact Person: Kimberly Teuscher

Description: Originally collected by the Van Kasteren family, the museum is now owned and operated by Gay Lea Foods who are dedicated to preserving Ontario’s dairy heritage. View the extensive collection of dairy artifacts as well as tools and equipment from other industries. Perfect for families, antique-lovers and history buffs.

Hours: mid-May – Labour Day: Monday – Saturday 9 – 5, September – mid-October: Saturdays 9 – 5
Off season tours by appointment
Admission: Adults $5, Children (12 and under) $3

Historic Otterville
Main Street West, PO Box 149
Otterville, Ontario – N0J 1R0
Mill: 243 Main Street West
Otterville, Ontario – N0J 1R0
Station Museum: 225426 Otterville Road
Otterville, Ontario – N0J 1R0
Phone: 519-879-6804
Contact Person: Gail Lewis

Description: Visit our charming southwestern Ontario village with its 1845 Grist Mill, 1881 Station Museum, 1861 Woodlawn the Octagonal Cottage, and African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery restored by the Historical Society. Events are: Mill Runner’s Car Show – 2nd Saturday in June and Civil War Re-enactment in September. For more information facebook Historic Otterville.

Hours: May – October: tours and daytrips by appointment
July and August: Saturday and Sunday 2 – 4
Open for special events at other times

Admission: Donations Appreciated

Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum
290 Harris Street, Highway 19
c/o Town of Ingersoll
130 Oxford Street
Ingersoll, Ontario – N5C 2V5
GPS: N43˚ 2.2153’ W80˚ 51.9898’
Phone: 519-485-5510 (late-April – mid-October)
519-485-0120 (late-October – mid-April)
Contact Person: Jon Bowman

Description: Explore a replica 19th century factory and discover how cheese making was done over a century ago. From the history of Ingersoll’s Mammoth Cheese, the Miss Canada IV speedboat, the extraordinary Wilson Johnston carvings, along with local artifacts and images, the museum has many unique and interesting exhibits and period buildings to discover.

Hours: mid-May – Victoria Day: Wednesday – Sunday 9 – 4, Victoria Day weekend – late-August: Daily 10 – 5, Labour Day weekend – late-September: Wednesday – Sunday 9 – 4

Admission: Donations Appreciated

Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum
171 Main Street
Lucan, Ontario – N0M 2J0
Phone: 519-227-0756
Fax: 519-227-0671
Contact Person: Laura Garner

Description: The Lucan Area Heritage Society and the Township of Lucan Biddulph operate a museum dedicated to the preservation and retelling of the most famous historical events of the area… events such as the founding of Wilberforce by a Black community in Cincinnati, the arrival and settlement of the area by Irish immigrants and the famous Donnelly murders, recounted in song, story and plays throughout Canada.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, and Holiday Mondays 11 – 4
Admission: $5/person, $15/family

Norfolk Arts Centre
21 Lynnwood Avenue, PO Box 67
Simcoe, Ontario – N3Y 4K8
GPS: N42˚ 50.2749’ W80˚ 18.2026’
Phone: 519-428-0540
Contact Person: Deirdre Chisholm

Description: The Norfolk Arts Centre is a municipal art gallery located at Lynnwood National Historic Site. We are committed to the acquisition, presentation, interpretation and dissemination of visual art for the local arts community. The collection contains 1000 works by influential Canadian artists and is presented through exhibitions, education and community-based programming.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4 or by appointment
Admission: Free

North American Railway Hall of Fame in the Canada Southern Railway Station
750 Talbot Street, PO Box 20040
St. Thomas, Ontario – N5P 4H4
GPS: N42˚ 46.7302’ W81˚ 11.2047’
Phone: 519-633-2535
Contact Person: Laurence Grant

Description: Having served as both the local train station and the head office of the Canada Southern Railway beginning in 1873, the Station is a regional landmark. There was a grand dining hall that was frequented by passengers and residents. The line served as a short cut between Buffalo and Detroit for passengers en route to New York and Chicago.

Hours: Please Call

Norwich and District Historical Society Museum and Archives
89 – 91 Stover Street North, R.R.#3
Norwich, Ontario – N0J 1P0
GPS: N42˚ 59.702’ W80˚ 35.977’
Phone: 519-863-3101 (museum)
519-863-2343 (archives)
Email: (museum) (archives)
Contact Person: Rebekah Crocker

Description: Experience 19th and 20th century rural and town life. Spend time in an 1889 Quaker Meeting House, an 1811 Quaker saltbox house or a working blacksmith’s shop. Explore the extensive collection of agricultural and dairy implements. Research vast topics of genealogical and local history with knowledgeable volunteers at the Archives.

Hours: Museum: Tuesday - Friday 10 – 4, other times by appointment with extended summer hours
Archives: Tuesdays and Thursday 10 – 12 and 1 – 4, other times by appointment
Admission: Museum: Donations Appreciated. Archives: Research fees apply.

Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse
20 Pitt Street and 17 Robinson Street
Port Burwell, Ontario
c/o Municipality of Bayham
9344 Plank Road, PO Box 160
Straffordville, Ontario – N0J 1Y0
GPS: N42˚ 38.733’ W80˚ 48.360’
Phone: 519-874-4999
519-866-5521 (off-season)
Contact Person: Lynda Millard and Bev Hickey

Description: Port Burwell’s rich local marine heritage reveals, through images, the history of Lake Erie port life. View lighthouse lenses, rotating Fresnel Lens, artifacts recovered from Lake Erie shipwrecks and a model of the railway car ferry Ashtabula. Climb the 1840s historic wooden lighthouse, restored in 1986, for a panoramic view.

Hours: mid-May – Labour Day: Daily 10 – 5:30. Off-season by appointment
Admission: $2

Port Dover Harbour Museum
44 Harbour Street, PO Box 1298
Port Dover, Ontario – N0A 1P0
GPS: N42˚ 47.0792 W80˚ 11.9357’
Phone: 519-583-2660
Contact Person: Ian Bell

Description: “If there were an award for the best small-town museum in Canada, this would surely be a candidate” Leslie Papp – Toronto Star. Original fisherman’s net shanty – 1912 freighter wheelhouse – 1932 Port Dover fishing boat, heritage docks. Exhibits on Lake Erie Shipwrecks, Schooner Days, Rum running and more.

Hours: Summer: Daily 10 – 5, Labour Day – July 1: Monday – Friday 10 – 4:30, weekends and Holiday Mondays 12 – 4
Admission: Donations Appreciated

Port Stanley Terminal Rail
309 Bridge Street
Port Stanley, Ontario – N5L 1C5
GPS: N42˚ 39.9313’ W81˚ 12.812’
Phone: 519-782-3730

Description: The Port Stanley Terminal Rail is an operating tourist railway located in the beautiful lakeside village of Port Stanley. Come enjoy scenic rides in both open and closed coaches. Trains are operated with historic diesel locomotives.

Hours: Please call or visit website
Admission: Adults $13.50, Children $9

Princeton and District Museum
25 Main Street South, PO Box 460
Princeton, Ontario – N0J 1V0
GPS: N43˚ 10.3483’ W80˚ 31.6512’
Phone: 519-458-8392

Description: The Princeton and District Museum is a state of the art facility that features a theatre room, and shares space with the Oxford County Library. The museum focuses on exhibiting the community’s early pioneer history up to the present day. It hosts various events and is open all year round.

Hours: Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5
Admission: $1

Ross Butler Studio Agricultural Art Gallery
708 Pattullo Avenue West, R.R.#4
Woodstock, Ontario – N4S 7V8
GPS: N43˚ 6.4725’ W80˚ 44.1617’
Phone: 519-456-8155
Contact Person: David Butler

Description: A nationally significant collection of agricultural art and archives of pictures and books. Featuring the original ‘True Type’ paintings and sculptures used in the development of Canadian livestock breed standards. Part of Oxford’s agricultural heritage.

Hours: Weekdays 9 – 5, other times by appointment
Admission: Donations Appreciated

Waterford Heritage and Agricultural Museum
159 Nichol Street, PO Box 457
Waterford, Ontario – N0E 1Y0
GPS: N42˚ 55.9184’ W80˚ 17.9975’
Phone: 519-443-4211
Contact Person: Melissa Collver

Description: Spruce Row Museum is located along the picturesque Nanticoke Creek. This Converted canning factory exhibits the rich agricultural and social history of Waterford and the former township of Townsend. The agricultural gallery exhibits early farm implements and machinery. It also houses a vast array of archival material and all the Norfolk County land record documents from 1851 – 1950s.

Hours: Monday – Friday 10 – 4, Sundays 1 – 4
Admission: Donations Appreciated

St. Marys Museum
177 Church Street South, PO Box 998
St. Marys, Ontario – N4X 1B6
GPS: N43˚ 15.308’ W81˚ 8.4743’
Phone: 519-284-3556
Contact Person: Tricia McKibbon

Description: Located in a heritage limestone house built for one of the town’s first settlers, the museum offers exhibits, programs and an excellent collection of photographs, local newspapers, maps, online resources, and genealogical files relating to St. Marys and its surrounding area.

Hours: Weekdays year round 9 – 4:30, June, July and August also open weekends 1 – 4:30
Admission: Donations Appreciated

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
301 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario – N5P 1B5
GPS: N42˚ 46.7499’ W81˚ 11.9937’
Contact Person: Laura Woermke

Description: The mission of the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre is to encourage and promote an appreciation for the visual arts in St. Thomas and Elgin County through a variety of exhibitions, education programs and through the preservation of a permanent collection.

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 – 4, Thursday and Friday 10 – 9, Saturday 12 – 4, Sunday 12 – 3, Closed Mondays

Admission: Free

Tavistock and District Historical Society
37 Maria Street, PO Box 280
Tavistock, Ontario – N0B 2R0
GPS: N43˚ 19.1641’ W80˚ 50.1045’
Phone: 519-655-9915
Contact Person: Mary Nicklas

Description: Our archives offers researched material for genealogists and for individuals interested in learning more about our community’s past. Many family trees, histories and obituaries are available for viewing and use. The Lemp Studio collection features 4000 glass negatives of people, events and life in the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s. To date about 2000 have been developed and put on display.

Hours: Saturday 10 – noon. Other times by appointment.
Admission: Donations Appreciated

Teeterville Pioneer Museum
194 Teeter Street
Teeterville, Ontario – N0E 1S0
c/o Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre
200 Talbot Road
Delhi, Ontario – N4B 2A2
GPS: N42˚ 56.765’ W80˚ 26.2528’
Phone: 519-443-4400
Contact Person: Tanya Zajac

Description: Located in the quiet village of Teeterville this museum was established in 1967 as a Centennial project of the Teeterville Women’s Institute and the Township of Windham. The spacious grounds and peaceful setting feature two original historic buildings – a log smoke house and a log home, as well as a wayside church and a drive barn.

Hours: Victoria Day – Labour Day: Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 5 and Holiday Mondays 1 – 5
Admission: Donations Appreciated

Thames Valley Museum School
130 Oxford Street, PO Box 232
Ingersoll, Ontario – N5C 3K5
Phone: 519-926-0206
Contact Person: Jennifer Hunt-Beauchamp

Description: please contact Jennifer for info about location, hours and programs
The Arts and Cookery Bank
242 Graham Road
West Lorne, Ontario – N0L 2P0
GPS: N42˚ 36.2595’ W81˚ 36.4526’
Phone: 519-768-9986
Contact Person: Tammy

Description: The Bank is a regional cultural destination in rural southwestern Ontario. The restored 1914 Heritage Hall, an exquisite photo gallery, viewed on multi-touch screens, provides you with a visual feast of rural culture and an elegant setting for all your celebrations. The Cookery, transformed into a studio kitchen and digital photo learning lab, is the stunning venue for hands-on cooking experiences and digital photography classes. Come for the experience; leave inspired.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 – 5 , Call for events on Saturday or Sunday, Closed Mondays
Admission: please call

The Elgin County Museum
450 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario – N5R 5V1
Phone: 519-631-1460, ext. 159
Contact Person: Mike Baker

Description: The museum mounts an annual series of exhibitions and programs based on a permanent collection of artifacts illustrating life in Elgin County as well as loan exhibitions from other museums and sites. Gift Shop has Jumbo-related items, as well as toys and books.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4
Admission: By Donation

Woodstock Art Gallery
449 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario – N4S 1C2
Phone: 519-539-2382, ext. 2801
Contact Person: Maria Ricker

Description: The Woodstock Art Gallery offers historical and contemporary exhibitions, adult and children’s classes, a monthly film series offered in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival Group, tours and art appreciation programs. The Woodstock Art Gallery was originally founded by the Oxford County Art Association as a Centennial project in 1967 and is Oxford County’s only public art gallery. In 1983, it was relocated from the downstairs of the Woodstock Public Library to the Neo-Georgian manse at 447 Hunter Street. In 2011, the Woodstock Art Gallery moved to its new home at 449 Dundas Street. The Woodstock Art Gallery holds the largest collection of works by Post-Impressionist artist Florence Carlyle in its permanent collection.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 – 5, Saturday 10 – 5.
Admission: Free

Woodstock Museum National Historic Site
466 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario – N4S 1C4
GPS: N43˚ 7.800’ W80˚ 45.445’
Phone: 519-537-8411
Contact Person: Karen Houston

Description: Explore the nationally designated Old Town Hall built as Woodstock’s first public market, council chambers and concert hall in 1853. Serving later as the first fire hall and police department lock-up, the building became the home of the Oxford County Museum in 1947 and eventually the Woodstock Museum.

Hours: Winter Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10 – 5, Victoria Day – Labour Day: Monday – Saturday 10 – 5

Admission: Free

Ye Olde Forge and Anvil Museum
c/o Sally Martyn
46316 Sparta Line, PO Box 34
Sparta, Ontario – N0L 2H0
GPS: N42˚ 42.1517’ W81˚ 4.8028’
Phone: 519-775-2292
Contact Person: Sally Martyn

Description: This cob building was erected in 1827 as a blacksmith shop and carriage works. The construction is unusual in Canada with its black walnut beams and two foot thick clay and straw walls. It houses artifacts from the Sparta area as well as other early Upper Canada memorabilia.

Hours: May 1 – Labour Day: Daily 11 – 4:30, Labour Day to End of October: Saturday and Sunday 11 – 4:30

Admission: Free

News Flash From the Ontario Arts Council

Don’t Miss the Second Annual Culture Days

September 30 to October 2, 2011!

With over 1200 activities in 170 communities, Culture Days will be in just about every corner of this province – from major urban areas to small towns and rural counties. In only year two, the Culture Days movement is connecting communities across Canada in a celebration of arts and culture.

Plan your Culture Days weekend with the Bright Spots Schedule

New this year is the Culture Days Bright Spots Schedule, presented by Culture Days’ national Lead Founding Visionary Partner, Sun Life Financial, a tool that lets you create a customized printable agenda for the celebration weekend. Simply, browse through the website’s Culture Days activity listings, select the activities in which you wish to participate, and the Bright Spots Schedule will create an agenda containing date, time, place, location, and activity descriptions, all arranged in chronological order. Activity organizers can also use the Bright Spots Schedule to create a printable program guide, featuring a number of activities taking place in the same venue, neighbourhood or community.

Check out some of the hands-on and behind-the-scenes activities exploring music, dance, visual arts, film, history, theatre, literature and much more:

Attend an open house at the Sudbury Theatre Centre or join musician and dancer, Amadou Kiénou for Spectacle de tambour: le Djembé, a drumming performance hosted by Contact interculturel francophone de Sudbury.

Take part in Sunday in the Studio, a hands-on art workshop at the Art Gallery of Windsor and meet print-maker Pamela Dodds on a studio tour of the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum.

In Ottawa, join in puppet-making and costume workshops with Compagnie Vox Théâtre or experience contemporary dance in the making with the Ottawa Dance Directive’s resident choreographers at Arts Court.

In Thunder Bay, attend the book launch of Museum Encounters by Monica Belluz at the Thunder Bay Museum or meet local and international filmmakers, attend free screenings and take part in filmmaking workshops at the Bay Street Film Festival.

In Toronto, join artist Mark Jaroszewicz at the Ontario Crafts Council for a discussion of his multi-sensory approach to fusing math and craft or join the Métis Heritage Guild for an afternoon of music, dance, film and storytelling at the S. Walter Stewart Branch of the Toronto Public Library.

Post-Culture Days Survey

Please keep your eyes peeled for the Culture Days post-event survey in the first week of October. Culture Days will be collecting feedback from this year’s event to help assess the demands and needs of Ontario’s arts and culture community. Whether or not you participated in Culture Days this year as an activity organizer or attended events, your opinion is valuable to the growth and sustainability of the Culture Days movement in the years to come.

Nazanin Shoja, OAC’s Culture Days Animator/Coordinator
t: 416-961-1660 ext.5113 toll-free: 1-800-387-0058 ext. 5113

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is the province of Ontario’s primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963, OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians. For more information, visit the OAC website at

Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre

Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre

Christmas Events & Activities

Christmas Penny Sale
November 8th to December 12th, 2011 (Set-up for November 5th Confectionary Class)
Draw Date: Monday December 12th, 2011 at Annual Advisory Committee Christmas Social
Tickets: 25 for $2
Donations: Deadline Friday October 28th, 2011

Crazy Quilt Christmas Stocking
Saturday October 22, 2011 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Helen Sluis, Dundern Castle
Fee: $30 + $15 materials fee
Registration Deadline (with Payment) – Friday October 14th, 2011
NOTE: We have 2 spots left as of Sunday September 25.

Christmas Confectionary Class
Saturday November 5th, 2011 – 1 to 4 p.m.
Instructors: Wendy Kemp, Larry Dawson, Heather Gerrard & Judy Livingstone
Confectionary Selection: English Toffee, Dinner Mints & Cookie Decorating Basics
Fee: $30
Registration Deadline (with Payment): Friday October 28th, 2011

Traditional Christmas Dinner
Friday November 25th, 2011 – Seatings at 5 & 7 p.m.
Tickets on Sale: Tuesday October 4th, 2011 at 10 a.m.
Price: Adults $18 Children (12 & under): $8

BIA Tree Lighting at the Museum
Friday December 2nd, 2011 – 7 p.m.
Museum Open from 6 to 9 p.m. (Tentative Time)
Gift Wrapping Service for a donation to the Museum
Hot Chocolate/Cider/Goodies

Cookies & Crafts for Kids (Ages 6 to 10)
Saturday December 3rd, 2011 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $25 (includes lunch)
Registration Deadline (with Payment) – Friday November 25th, 2011

Cookies for Sharing
Submission Date: Saturday December 10th, 2011 – 3 to 6 p.m.
Judging Date: Monday December 12th, 2011 – 7 p.m. at Museum Advisory Committee Social

Advisory Committee Christmas Social
Monday December 12th, 2011 – 5:30 p.m.

For more info or to register contact
Judy A. Livingstone
Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre
200 Talbot Road
DELHI, Ontario N4B 2A2