Ruthven Park National Historic Site is putting the focus on families for February 2018 by offering two fun events to help Haldimand County get through the last full month of winter. Mark them on your calendar today to make sure you don’t miss out!
Families Go Wild at Ruthven Park on Family Day 2018
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 (Family Day)
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tickets/RSVP: Not required, but you can let us know you’re coming on Facebook
Cost: By donation
Address: 243 Haldimand Highway 54, Cayuga, Ontario, N0A 1E0
Location: Ruthven Park’s grounds and Coach House
Description: Come for a hike and scavenger hunt around the Ruthven Park grounds, then stay for a Wild Ontario bird show in the Coach House! Following the show, there will be a “nose-to-beak” meet and greet with the performers! Timeline: 1:00pm hike and scavenger hunt with light refreshments; 2:00pm Wild Ontario LIVE bird show.
Note: This event is appropriate for all ages – fun for the whole family!
CANCELLED – Big Foot Trivia Night
This event was cancelled as of 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Tickets/RSVP: Register by calling 905-772-0560 (ask for Education Coordinator Natalie) or email email@example.com Cost: $10.00 per person Address: 243 Haldimand Highway 54, Cayuga, Ontario, N0A 1E0 Location: Ruthven Park’s Coach House Description: Edinburgh Square (one of Haldimand County’s museums) and Ruthven Park invite you to gather your family and friends together to test your wits and general knowledge at this always-entertaining evening in the pursuit of Haldimand County’s Trivia Champion! Note: The ticket price includes a prize and light refreshments!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org when you’re finished reading.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ruthven Park staff
The Gate House Office and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm
The Mansion: Traditional historic tours every hour on the hour 7 days a week starting at 11:00am with the last tour leaving at 4:00pm.
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0