Author: Ruthven Park

Year Of The Bird Series: January – Snow Buntings

Editor’s Note: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Geographic, National Audubon Society, BirdLife International, and more than 100 other organizations have declared 2018 the “Year of the Bird.” 2018 Coincides with the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s ratification. Many bird organizations and enthusiasts are pledging to do 1 thing per month to help […]

February Family Fun at Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park National Historic Site is putting the focus on families for February 2018 by offering two fun events to help Haldimand County get through the last full month of winter. Mark them on your calendar today to make sure you don’t miss out! Families Go Wild at Ruthven Park on Family Day 2018 Date: […]

Applications Open for 2018 Summer Student Positions

With sprawling grounds, unique historic buildings, a picturesque position on the Grand River, over 150 years of history, and diverse historic and environmental projects, Ruthven Park National Historic Site offers a one-of-a-kind summer employment experience to university and college students. Do you want to work at Haldimand County’s only National Historic Site this summer? Ruthven […]

We Are Open: Ruthven Park Winter Reopening 2018

Ruthven Park National Historic Site staff are pleased to announce that the site is open again following the 2017 Holiday Closure. We hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends and that you have had an excellent start to 2018! Please note our Winter Hours of Operation: The Gate House: office open Monday to […]

Holiday Closure Notice 2017

To our members and visitors, This holiday season, Ruthven Park National Historic Site’s Gate House office, grounds, and Thompson Family Mansion will be closed to the public for two weeks. The closure will be in effect Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:00 am until Monday, January 8, 2018 at 9:00 am. You may call to […]

December 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, 2017 is coming to a close, and it’s hard to believe we have our final monthly newsletter of the year ready for you just in time for the Christmas break! To view our December 2017 newsletter, simply click on the link below in this blog post and download the PDF to […]

Consider Ruthven Park This Giving Tuesday

The Giving Tuesday initiative began a few years ago to follow the high-profile holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was a day created to inspire people to give back to their communities and organizations in need of support closer to home after two days of activity meant to boost the economy […]

Only 1 Month Until Christmas! Gift Ideas From Ruthven Park

It’s hard to believe, but there are just 31 days until Christmas. Are you feeling the gift shopping crunch? Do you need unique ideas for family and friends? We have the inspiration you need! Give the Gift of Membership Purchasing a Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc. membership is a wonderful way to support Ruthven […]

Christmas at Ruthven Park: Scottish Tea, Tia McGraff Concert, and Candlelight Tours

Ruthven Park staff are excited to announce the return of three wonderful Christmas programs for December 2017! They are listed in chronological order below. Scottish Tea and Tour: SOLD OUT! Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 Time: 2:00pm Tickets/RSVP: Yes; please book and pay in advance. Cost: $14.00 adults, $12.00 seniors, $5.00 children. Address: 243 Haldimand […]

Retracing Major Andrew Thompson’s Steps With WWI Maps

On November 10, 2016, Map Specialist Gord Beck from McMaster University’s Lloyd Reeds Map Collection in Mills Memorial Library delivered a standout presentation to a captivated audience. His talk was called “Back to the Front 100 Years Later: Retracing the Steps of A. R. Thompson Using WWI Trench Maps” and a highly detailed Powerpoint accompanied […]

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