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May 2017 Newsletter

Hello, members and friends! Please find the May 2017 newsletter below. To view it, simply click on the link “Ruthven Park May 2017 Newsletter.” We hope to see you soon. Have a great start to the new month, Ruthven Park staff Ruthven Park May 2017 Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

Hello, members and friends! Please find the April 2017 newsletter below. To view it, simply click on the link “Ruthven Park April 2017 Newsletter.” We hope to see you soon. Happy spring, Ruthven Park staff Ruthven Park April 2017 Newsletter

A Break for March Break

To give visitors a break this year, we are making our tours half price! So not only can you visit the mansion in March, when it is normally closed, but you can do so for half the price of a normal tour. This is a perfect opportunity for parents and grandparents to bring the kids […]

Sssnake Day Sssuccess | Ruthven Park

Close to two hundred visitors showed their love for and curiosity for snakes by coming to our Family Day event.  A hearty group of forty people (young and old) were on hand to assist with building  Ratsnake nesting boxes to start off our day. Ratsnakes are an endangered snake and found in two locations in […]

NORM CHRISTIE Masters of War – The Canadians in The Great War

Wednesday March 22 – 7pm Admission by Donation Norm Christie outlines the history of the development of the Canadian Corps from the early days in 1915-16 as inexperienced Colonials, to 1917-18 when they became the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. It started with Canada’s most famous battle at Vimy Ridge, when, against all […]

Nothing But the Best for Ruthven

Service Technician is Award Winning Tony Reid has been named the Rentokil-Steritech Service Technician of the year in Canada.  Over the past 12 years, he visits Ruthven once per month to monitor pest activity in the heritage buildings. This is an important service and part of our collections management system. You see pests and bugs eat […]

Monitoring Gray Rat Snake Nest Boxes

Ruthven Park supports Gray Ratsnake recovery strategies by providing nesting locations, winter hibernacula, and old growth forest conditions. Gray Ratsnake are a tree-dwelling snake, and as Ontario’s largest snake, they have large ranges and their survival depends on larger extents of forest-rich natural areas. Gray Ratsnakes are near their northern extent in the Carolinian zone […]

Chinese Coin Sword

From Our Collection: Chinese Coin Sword While cataloging and storing objects, a sword composed of Chinese coins was found in Col. Andrew’s curiosity room on the third floor of the Thompson mansion. The sword, constructed from an iron rod at its core, and the coins are tightly strung together to the rod in two rows […]

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