Author: Ruthven Park

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 […]

November 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, The beautiful month of October has come and gone, and it was such a busy month that we didn’t manage to prepare a newsletter for you until this week when activities quieted down on site! November is a time to remember and reflect as we commemorate Remembrance Day and the brave […]

Remembrance Day At Ruthven Park

The public is invited to an afternoon Remembrance Day event at Ruthven Park with a special focus on World War One this year. All ages are welcome. Though all activities will be held indoors, we suggest visitors dress for the weather in case they would like to explore the site’s 5 km of trails before […]

Ruthven’s For The Birds Festival 2017

Ruthven Park National Historic Site’s annual birding festival returns for another year of high-flying fun and excitement! This all-ages drop-in event will offer something for everyone, and will take place rain or shine. Children’s activities and refreshments will be available throughout the event. Ruthven is proud to be part of the Haldimand Bird Observatory and […]

September 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, September is here, and though the leaves are starting to change, this week it feels like summer has made a comeback! Better late than never, we say. To view our September 2017 newsletter, simply click on the link below in this blog post and download the PDF to your computer or […]

Labour Day Weekend & General Autumn Hours 2017

Labour Day Weekend Hours This Labour Day weekend is your last chance to enjoy tours of the Thompson Mansion at Ruthven Park all day, every day! On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday this weekend, tours will be offered every hour on the hour from 10:00 am onwards, with the last tour leaving at 4:00 pm. We […]

21st Annual Cars in the Park Vintage Car Show

Ruthven Park National Historic Site staff, the Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc., and the site’s fantastic team of volunteers are excited to announce that the annual Cars in the Park Vintage Car Show will be returning on Thanksgiving Monday 2017 for its 21st year! This event has been hit with car cruisers from throughout […]

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