Programs & Events

Annandale National Historic Site offers programs throughout the year to help visitors of all ages learn more about the history of Tillsonburg. 

Explore upcoming programs and events

Programs for Children

Annandale NHS offers interactive camps and classes that help children explore history and culture. We also offer presentations and workshops suitable for school and community groups.

To register, use your Connect2Rec account or call 519-842-2294.

Note: All programs, dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the museum at 519-842-2294 for more information.

Enjoy a fully guided, in-depth tour of Annandale House. Tours can be tailored to meet a wide range of curriculum needs. Explore topics such as the aesthetic art movement, life in Victorian times, sustainability and genealogy.

Date Offered Age Cost
By appointment Grades K-8 $3.00 per student

“Where the Wild Things Roam: March Break at the Museum” is a celebration of animals! Each day we will be celebrating an animal with a connection to the Museum. This program is geared towards children ages 6-10.

All materials and supplies are provided. Preregistration is required.

 

Monday, March 11th: Farm Animals

Tuesday, March 12th: Song Birds

Wednesday, March 13th: Turtles

Thursday, March 14th: Otters

Friday March 15th:  Parrots

Date Offered Times Cost
March 11th to 15th, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $24.00 a day

*For group booking details, please call 519-842-2294. Visit our Resources for Teachers page for additional workshop topics.

Programs for Adults

Annandale NHS offers a variety of adult learning opportunities including workshops, lunch and learn sessions and special guest lectures. To register, use your Connect2Rec account or call 519-842-2294.

Note: All programs, dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the museum at 519-842-2294 for more information.

Join Museum staff as we create 1940s inspired Valentine’s Day Cards inspired by cards in the Museum’s collection. All materials and supplies are provided. Preregistration is required.

Date Time Cost

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

$24.00 (Tax Included)

Join us in celebrating the Leap Year! Preregistration required.

Date

Time

Cost

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

1:30 p.m.

$ 24.00 (Tax Included)

“A Food, Not a Fad: The Remarkable Advertising Campaign of the Tillson Company”

Presented By Patricia Phelps

Dates: Thursday, February 22nd or Friday, February 23th 

 

“The History of Flue-Cured Tobacco in Tillsonburg and Area.”

Presented by Joan Weston 

Dates: Thursday, March 21st or Friday, March 22nd

 

“We’ve MOVED! -35 Years Ago: The Story of the Rescue of Annandale House”

Presented by Laurel Beechey

Dates: Thursday, April 25th or Friday, April 26th

 

“Life by Lake Lisgar”

 Presented by Joan Weston. 

Dates: Thursday, May 23rd or Friday, May 24th

Time

Cost

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

$35.75 each Presentation (Taxes Included)

$119.25 for Series Pass (Taxes Included)

Join Museum staff as well celebrate “self-care” with local vendors. Preregistration is required.

 

Date Time Cost

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

6:30 p.m. t0 8:30 p.m.

By Donation

Come and celebration International Women’s Day with a luncheon inspired by the flora that surrounds us. Preregistration is required.

 

Date Time Cost

Friday, March 8th, 2024

12:00 p.m.

$35.75 (Tax Included)

Come to the museum to make and paint your own bird house in celebration of the birds as add to the ambience of Tillsonburg, past and present.

All materials and supplies are provided. Preregistration is required.

Date Time Cost

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

6:30 p.m. t0 8:30 p.m.

$35.75 (Tax Included)

“Victorian Cross Stitch Workshop”

Come to the museum to learn how to cross stitch using a Victorian inspired pattern.

All materials and supplies are provided. Preregistration is required.

Date Times Cost
Wednesday0, May 15th,  2024 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $35.75 (taxes included)

Special Events

Join us for family-friendly community events and activities, and celebrate special holidays with us.

To register, use your Connect2Rec account or call 519-842-2294.

Note: All programs, dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the museum at 519-842-2294 for more information.

Join Museum Staff as we celebrate a new theme everything month with crafts, stories and museum adventures.

Pre-registration required.

January 13th: Arctic Animals

February 10th: Valentine’s Day

March 9th: Catch a Leprechaun

April 13th: April Showers

September 21st: Fall Foods

October 19th: Pumpkins

Time Cost
1:00 p.m. $18.00 a Family

Visit the museum on Family day to participate in family games, guided tours, crafts and the popular scavenger hunt. 

Date Times Cost
Monday, February 19th, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. By Donation

You are invited to join staff & volunteers as we celebrate the winter season to the museum with the opening of “Warmth and Beauty: Favourite Quilts from the Collection,” in the Pratt Gallery.

Date Times Cost
Sunday, February 19th 10 am By Donation

 

Mommy and Me Tea

Attention All Moms and Mother Figures! Come and celebration Mother’s Day with your favorite kids at the museum with a tea party and craft!  Pre-registration required.

Date Times Cost
Saturday, May 11, 2024 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $24.00 for Parent and Child and $5.00 for each additional child
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