With sprawling grounds, unique historic buildings, a picturesque position on the Grand River, over 150 years of history, and diverse historic and environmental projects, Ruthven Park National Historic Site offers a one-of-a-kind summer employment experience to university and college students.
Do you want to work at Haldimand County’s only National Historic Site this summer?
Ruthven Park is seeking three (3) students for the 2018 season:
- Youth Engagement Assistant – Youth Engagement Assistant Job Posting 2018
- Audience Development Assistant – Audience Development Assistant Job Posting 2018
- Public Relations Assistant – Public Relations Assistant Job Posting 2018
Please click on the link beside each position to download their respective job descriptions. If you have any issues, please call 905-772-0560 or email email@example.com with the subject line: “Send summer student job postings.” Thank you.
Please note that these positions are contingent upon the receipt of funding.
Deadline for all positions is Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5:00pm.
Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in employment at Ruthven Park National Historic Site.
Ruthven Park National Historic Site staff are pleased to announce that the site is open again following the 2017 Holiday Closure. We hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends and that you have had an excellent start to 2018!
Please note our Winter Hours of Operation:
The Gate House: office open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Grounds: open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Mansion: tours by appointment Monday to Friday for 6+ people
Are you planning to visit in the coming weeks? Here are some suggestions to make the best of your trip here:
10 Things to Do at Ruthven Park in Winter
- Do your Valentine’s Day shopping in the Hollyhock Gift Shop
- Bundle up to explore our 5 km of trails
- Book an event in the Coach House
- See ice form on the Canadian Heritage Grand River
- Visit the Indiana and Thompson Family Cemeteries
- Book a tour of the Mansion for 6+ people
- Attend Trivia Night on Friday, February 23 at 7:00pm in the Coach House
- Take an animal tracks book with you while exploring the grounds to identify prints in the snow
- Enjoy “Families Go Wild” with Wild Ontario on Family Day Monday February 19, 2018
- See winter birds visiting the well-stocked feeders at the Bird Banding Station
To our members and visitors,
This holiday season, Ruthven Park National Historic Site’s Gate House office, grounds, and Thompson Family Mansion will be closed to the public for two weeks.
The closure will be in effect Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:00 am until Monday, January 8, 2018 at 9:00 am.
You may call to leave messages at 905-772-0560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during the closure, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reply to you until the site reopens.
Thank you for an excellent 2017. We are excited to see you here in 2018 for what we hope will be our best year yet.
The staff of Ruthven Park National Historic Site wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully Happy New Year. Have a safe, healthy, and memorable holiday!
~ Marilynn Havelka, Natalie Campbell, Madeline Smolarz, and Joel Weaver
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 your computer or device. Inside, you’ll find a Christmas message from our board and staff, the site’s holiday closure announcement, photos of a snowy Ruthven Park, and more! We hope you enjoy reading it, and do pass along your comments and questions to email@example.com when you’re finished reading.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ruthven Park staff
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 at large. Now, it has been adopted by Canada as well as a National Day of Giving.
The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.”
- Quote from the Giving Tuesday Canada website’s “About” page.
Ruthven Park National Historic Site is owned and operated by the Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc., a not-for-profit, non-government, charitable organization. It a self-supporting institution, so we rely on people like you to continue our important work to preserve the critically important cultural and natural landscapes of the 1,500 acre site.
I grew up in Cayuga in the 60’s and early 70’s but the estate was privately owned. It was a real treat to visit it finally and hear about the history. I was blown away and recommend it to anyone who has a love of history.
- Quote from F. D., a mansion tour participant from summer 2017
You can give back to the site in a number of ways:
Ruthven Park’s Giving Tuesday profile can be found by clicking here. We hope you consider the site this Giving Tuesday. We appreciate any and all donations of funds and time that the public is able to give on Giving Tuesday and any other day of the year.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
~ a message from Ruthven Park National Historic Site’s Chief Administrative Officer, Marilynn Havelka (L) and the Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc.’s President, Betsy Smith (R)
The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – By change Saturday and Sunday
The Mansion: Tours by appointment only, groups of 15 people or more. Call for more information 905-772-0560
Bird Banding: Banding lab is open April 1 – May 31 for the fall migration. Sunrise until 12 noon, weather dependent.
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