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.

Enjoy movin’ and groovin’ around the Pratt Gallery while learning about the history of seasonal music, then head upstairs to make your own musical instrument.

Date Offered Age Cost
November 28 to December 16 Grades K-8 $2.50 per student

 

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
“Let it SNOW!” at Annandale NHS
Come and celebrate all things “SNOW” as part of Annandale NHS’s P.A. Programming on Friday, January 20th, 2023! We will be celebrating the “fluffy, white stuff,” with games, crafts and a tasty treat!
Date Offered Time Age Cost
Friday, January 20th, 2023 10am to 12pm Geared towards Ages 5-9 $15 per Child
Pre-registration is required. You can registrar via your Connect2Rec Account https://townoftillsonburg.perfectmind.com/ or by calling the Museum at 519-842-2294.

*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.

Warm up from the cold weather with some tea, goodies, and take some time to catch up with friends. Make a winter solace pomanders to take home with you

Date Time Cost
December 21 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $15.00

Come for tea, sweet treats and the making of a special Valentine gift to keep or give to your Valentine.

Date Time Cost
Tuesday, February 14 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $20.00

A four-part series of catered lunches and interesting lectures on local history. Lunch is served at noon with the lecture following.

Admission to tour the museum is included in the ticket
price. Hosted in the Corner Gallery (program room).


Lecture I -“The End of The Lines- the story of the T.L.E. & P.  Railway" 

Presented by Joan Weston.

Date  Time Cost
Thursday, February 23 or Friday, February 24 12pm to 2pm Cost $30 single ticket or $100 for series pass


Lecture II - “The Great Quake- the story of Tillsonburg’s connection to the San Francisco Earth Quake”
Presented by Patricia Phelps.

Date  Time Cost
Thursday, March 23 or Friday, March 24 from 12pm to 2pm 12pm to 2pm Cost $30 single ticket or $100 for series pass


Lecture III - “Armchair Travelers - the story of the Tillsonburg Ladies Travel Club,"
Presented by Joan Weston.

Date  Time Cost
Thursday, April 27 or Friday, April 28 12pm to 2pm Cost $30 single ticket or $100 for series pass


Lecture IV - “50 Years of Collecting the Past for the Future- the story of  Tillsonburg's Community Museum," 
Presented by Patricia Phelps.

Date  Time Cost
Thursday, May 25 or Friday, May 26 12pm to 2pm Cost $30 single ticket or $100 for series pass



Special Events

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

“What’s Your Sign? Exhibition Opening

An exhibit which brings flat signs to life, telling the stories of local people, businesses, and schools. All signs are from the permanent collection.

Date Times Cost
Sunday, February 12th 1pm to 4pm By Donation

Family Day Fun & Games

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

Date Time Cost
Monday, February 20th 10am to 3pm By Donation

 

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