National Tourism Week: May 28 – June 3, 2017

The staff of Ruthven Park National Historic Site wish our members, partners, visitors, and volunteers a productive and memorable National Tourism Week! Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and the public policy challenges preventing the sector from capitalizing on […]

Short Closure Notice

Please note the following notice for a short closure at our site: The Ruthven Park grounds and mansion will be closed for tours from Tuesday, May 23 until Friday, May 26 as well as Monday, May 29 due to filming. The mansion will be open for tours on the weekend of Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Seeking Students for 2017 Summer Season

Ruthven Park National Historic Site has the following positions available for the 2017 summer season: Visitor Engagement Assistant Park Interpreter Community Engagement Assistant Education/Teaching Assistant Hours: 35 hours/week – weekend and evening work required. Wage: $12.50/hour Previous experience working in a museum, cultural institution, customer service, events planning, landscaping/horticulture/biology, or education is an asset. Upon […]

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