An Outdoor Country Dining Experience

Harvest of Haldimand – A Country Dinner Imagine a long row of tables lined up end to end outside on the lawn in a picturesque country setting. The table is set for dinner, covered with a fancy linen tablecloth and old crown mason jars are overflowing with freshly cut flowers. A historical mansion built circa […]

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Canada Day Celebration

Celebrate our Canadian Heritage and the role that the Thompson family played in Canada’s formative years leading up to their contribution to World War One. Mansion tours, exhibits and Canada Day themes children and family activities, crafts, games, geocaching, ice cream making, entertainment will be scheduled from noon until 4pm. Fun for the families! Cake […]

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Canadian Heritage Grand River in front of Ruthven Park, which participants of Day of a Thousand Canoes can stop and visit

Day of a Thousand Canoes

Day of a Thousand Canoes is this Saturday, June 21 and Ruthven is excited to be one of the stops during the day! David Thompson will be eagerly greeting visitors at the river bank.               Take a break and see the site. Washrooms are on site for use as […]

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Former 1840's Greek Revival Mansion of the Thompson Family, now owned and operated by the Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc.

Summer Mansion Tours

Summer Mansion Tours, along with existing room displays presentation of the mansion will focus on the war years (1914-1918). Gas masks, uniforms, helmets and photographs will be interspersed throughout the house. To compliment the interpretation of the war years, staff will be dressed appropriately in 1914 afternoon dresses. If you have toured the mansion in […]

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