Ruthven National Historic Site Acrylic Paint Workshop
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required, $45 per person includes all material.
Spring has finally arrived! Come and visually celebrate this wonderful season by painting your own masterpiece inspired by the passage of time and seasons. Local artist and educator, Heather Gross will lead you in exploring the pleasures of putting pigment to canvas to capture the colours, warmth and excitement of spring. No previous painting experience is necessary. All art materials will be supplied and you’ll take home your completed work of art at the end of the evening!
Heather Gross’ artistic inspiration comes from nature found in her Haldimand backyard and from far away places. Painting from real life and photos, Heather captures the interplay of light, shadow, shape, pattern, texture and colour in her home studio in Cayuga. Botanical art has recently captured her interest. Heather’s art was on display in the ‘Art of the Plant’ exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Stone Wall Gallery, in Ottawa (May – October 2018). Her botanical work is currently on display at the Nature Art Studio in Toronto. Sharing her passion, Heather enjoys teaching painting in Cayuga
March Break at Ruthven Park NHS
March 11-15th beginning at 11 a.m.
Educational and fun programs for the whole family
Bring a Picnic lunch, eat in the Coach House or on the grounds before your tour!
Monday – Mad Science will warm you up with a “Beach Day with Bugs”.
Tuesday – Want to learn how the Thompson Family made butter, cheese and ice cream?
Join us for a presentation by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
Wednesday – Step back in time to a nineteenth-century classroom, participate in pen & ink and chalk & slate activities with staff visiting from Wilson MacDonald School Museum.
Thursday – See up close and learn all about common backyard birds with Ruthven’s bird banders.
Friday – Lorrie Green will share her passion for turtles, talk about their importance and species that are found locally.
No need to book in advance, $25 for a family pass includes a tour of the Thompson Mansion
Fun for the whole family!
After lunch, family tours of the Thompson Mansion available from 1-3 p.m. on the hour, last tour at 3 p.m.
NOTE: ALSO, TOURS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE OFFERED FROM 1 P.M. UNTIL 3 P.M
Dear members and friends,
We hope you all managed to get through the quirky weather last month and are excited about being one step closer to spring.
Inside January’s newsletter, you’ll find a warm welcome to our newest employee here at Ruthven, a call out for summer students and new volunteers needed. As well as an update on the restoration work happening on the widows walk, and a list of our many programs and events we have coming up. We certainly hope to see you our at our Family day event where Ruthven goes Wild with Wild Ontario, we hope to see you and your family out for a fun-filled day.
You can download the newsletter PDF to your computer, laptop, or device, by clicking here: January 2019 Newsletter.
We hope you enjoy reading it, and as always we welcome your questions and comments in person, via email, or on the phone.
We hope to see you at one of our many upcoming events!
Warm winter wishes,
Ruthven Park staff
Getting married? Join us on March 2nd at Ruthven Park National Historic Site for our Annual Bridal Show.
There will be a great lineup of local vendors, door prizes and swag bags for the first 100 brides.
Saturday, March 2nd from 10-3pm in the Historic Coach House.
Back by popular demand! Historic Rag Rug Workshop with Helen Sluis
$45 per person – pre-registration is required
This late 18th-century technique involves a combination of
braiding and “weaving” that produces a beautiful rug.
NO sewing is involved! Participants will learn how to make oval,
round and squared fabric forms. Workshop facilitated by
Helen Sluis, Decorative Arts Instructor. All materials supplied.
Call to reserve your spot – 905.772.0560 or email@example.com
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