The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.
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The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts. David Thompson first came to the area and started a saw mill in 1834 followed by a grist mill in 1836. He laid out the former town of Indiana which developed around the new private business called The Grand River Navigation Company of which Thompson was a promoter.
The mansion exhibits furnishings and possessions collected by the Thompson family over five generations. While touring the mansion, you will hear about the stories of family life, the involvement of the Thompsons in politics, business and in the military, the development of the estate over time as well as conservation initiatives which will preserve the site into the future. The grounds and the bird banding migration protocol offer opportunities to bird watch or to see birds up close as they are banded and documented by licensed experts.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18
The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
The Mansion: by appointment only for groups of 6+ people
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0