Saturday, January 24, 2015

Events at Our Partner Museums

We are striving to partner with other museums to get all events and programming out to a wider audience. We share their information and they share ours.   Here are some upcoming dates you may want to mark in your calendar that other museums are hosting.    Angela Bobier, Cultural Manager

Oxford County Museum School Volunteer Workshops: If there are volunteers wishing to go from the western Elgin area, please contact and we can carpool.  
A one-time registration fee of $5 is all it costs to attend these workshops geared towards volunteers of all ages who are interested in participating in museum activities.
Feb. 11th
9:00 am - Research Your Project—Where do you begin?  What are primary sources and how do you find them?  We’ll show you how to make your way through the mysteries of researching and directing your     work to meet your planned project.
1:00 pm - Wall Text: preparing a script that visitors want to read—How often have you averted your eyes from a text panel at a museum because it’s just too wordy?  There’s a way to prepare information that you want others to read so that they will.  And are able to. 
Feb. 25th
9:00 am - Accessibility in the Museum—It’s more than just steps and doors.  It’s lighting, it’s moving through the exhibit space, it’s understanding spoken words, it’s being able to sit still and follow a program – and so much more. 
1:00 pm - Developing an Educational Program—It’s a great exhibit, but if schoolchildren can’t relate to it, what’s the point?  We’ll look at curriculum and linking the program to it, devising hands-on activities, time-management skills, and how to promote the program.
Mar. 11th  
9:00 am - Artifact Handling — Sooner or later, you’ll have to touch an artifact, and you need to do it the right way.  Gloves, no gloves, what type of gloves – we’ll sort through it and show you how to feel more comfortable handling 100 year old artifacts.
1:00 pm - Exhibit Design: Delight or Dilemma? - What makes an exhibit look like an exhibit and not a pile of old stuff?  There’s an order to it all, and the various steps will be discussed, then put into practice in class with artifacts, themes, design, and props to bring it to life.

Girls’ Night Out – An Evening of Fondue, Fashion & Fun

Attention ladies, have we got a spectacular evening planned just for you! What better way to spend a frosty winter night by warming up at the Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre for an evening of Fondue, Fashion & Fun at our 13th Annual Girls Night Out event! On the evening of FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27th,2015 at 7:00 PM with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., ladies will have an opportunity to win some fantastic DOOR PRIZES, participate in the SILENT AUCTION and shop in our TRADE SHOW. We will also have a delicious assortment of fondue treats, specialty coffees and champagne, all the while enjoying some wonderful entertainment of a fashion show with clothing from Closet Couture BoutiqueJockey Person-to-Person, and Nouveau Orie.

~Tickets on sale TUESDAY JANUARY 6TH, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. for $25/person~

Don’t miss out on this fun and fabulous evening just for the ladies and get your tickets right away! Tickets sell out fast, so make sure to purchase tickets for you and a few friends as soon as possible!

For more information, please call the Museum at (519) 582-0278 or check us out on our website at

Carene Giosi
Assistant Curator

Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre
200 Talbot Road - Delhi,Ontario - N4B 2A2

Telephone:  (519) 582-0278
Fax: (519) 582-0122

The Battle of Waterloo - A History Symposium on Saturday, March 28
at 8:30am - 4:00pm

In Kitchener, Ontario the Region of Waterloo operates its regional museum in conjuction with the Doon Heritage Village.  Its brand new museum building features a wonderful, state of the art theatre that seats approx. 110 people. 

We will be featuring 4 speakers on 4 topics all related to the Battle of Waterloo.

Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley (retired) will speak on the relative generalship of Wellington and Napoleon

Donald Graves will speak on the British Army from the end of the Peninsular War to its raising for Waterloo

David Markham (President of the International Napoleonic Society) will speak on Napoleon before and after Waterloo

Peter Twist will offer a comparative study on the British and French cavalry

The symposium will also offer an optional opportunity to attend a dinner and regency dance with dance callers Tom and Toni Tumbusch.

Information and registration can be found at:

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