Ruthven Park’s historic Thompson Mansion will open every day from May 18 through until September 2nd for guided tours (that is 7 days per week!)
Tours will be offered at 10 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm each day.
Tours are approximately 50 mins to an hour in length and include the first and second floor.
Senior (60+) – $8.00
Student (must have student card if in college or university) – $8.00
Child (6-12) – $5.00
Family Pass – $25.00
Sunday, May 26th Join Elizabeth on a herb walk to see varieties of herbs and ‘weeds’ that grow in our region that you can use. They might already be growing in your backyard! In this 1 ½ hour walk around Ruthven historic site Elizabeth will explain what part of plants to use and how to prepare them so you can start making your own wild food and medicine. Samples of various preparations will be provided.
$15.00 per person, pre-registration is required, 2:00 pm start.
Join us April 24 at Ruthven Park NHS for Plant 101 with Chris Di Raddo
Plants are becoming more popular for gardeners due to an increase in awareness and education about our environment. Join our presenter Chris Di Raddo owner of Sassafras Farms Ecological Consulting and Restoration to learn more about his farm, native plants, and how to incorporate them in your garden to benefit birds and other wildlife. Chris will explain the types of native plants and show examples of projects using them.
$10.00 per person, pre-registration is required. 7:00 pm start.
Dear members and friends,
Welcome to a new season! It will officially be spring tomorrow – the equinox will take place Wednesday, March 20 – and although there’s been a chill in the air, there are signs of growth and renewal throughout Ruthven Park’s beautiful picturesque landscape. Though the Mansion is still closed (until Victoria Day long weekend May 18th), we encourage visitors to explore the grounds and check out the bird banders who will begin their spring migration banding April 1st.
This newsletter is a bit different, it is the first of our quarterly reports that will be forthcoming throughout the year. These will provide more details on projects and research than the monthly e-newsletter. You will find details about the ongoing restoration of the widows walk, what Michael our new education coordinator has been up too. As well details on the upcoming season, tour times and dates for Behind the Scenes tours.
You will also find a recap of past events – and details about upcoming events such as the Acrylic Paint Workshop with Heather Gross, Native Plant 101 with Chris Di Raddo, and we welcome Elizabeth Boyd back for a Herb Walk in May.
You can access the PDF of the March newsletter on your device by downloading it when you click here: 1st Quarterly Report 2019
We hope you enjoy reading it as much as you enjoy the changes that come with spring this season!
Ruthven Park staff
Seeking Students for this Summer
Did you ever want to know what it would be like to work at a National Historic Site? Here is your opportunity.
Ruthven Park is seeking three (3) university or college students with relevant skills and experience to fill the following positions:
- Interpretation and Visitor Engagement Assistant
- Tourism and Events Assistant
- Education and Programs Assistant
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Please include a cover letter with your resume and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the above student positions are contingent upon the receipt of funding.
For further information and job description please click below!
The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday closed or by chance.
The Mansion: 2019 season will begin again May 18th, tours will be offered 7 days a week from May 18 – September 2.
Tours times 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Give us a call today or check out our website for more information 905.772.0560 or www.ruthvenpark.ca
Phone: (905) 772-0560
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0