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   Heritage House Museum 2016 Events
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11 Old Sly’s Road, Box 695, Smiths Falls, ON  K7A 4T6
(613) 283-6311
E-mail:heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca, Website: www.smithsfalls.ca/heritagehouse
Facebook page : www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum
Twitter: @museum_SF

May 7 to Oct. 30: Kaleidoscope of Victorian Coloured Glass Exhibition – Join the Museum for a breath taking display of art glass with a vast array of colours and techniques.  The colourful glass pieces from the Byington Collection focus on the period 1850 -1910, where the experimentation with decoration, techniques and materials brought creativity in glass production to its peak. This is an opportunity to see rare and beautiful pieces from a sixty year private collection. Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, Exhibition Hours 10:30 – 4:30 Daily – Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum


June 4 to Oct. 30: From the Music Box – Feel the beat of Smiths Falls’ musical scene.  Tune in to the history of gramophones, sheet music, instruments to memories of the OYB Lampliters’ Drum Corp, CJET Radio Station and the Smiths Falls RCA Victor plant and more. Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, Exhibition Hours 10:30 – 4:30, Daily – Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum


July 1: Great Canadian History Quiz On Canada’s Birthday and the 35th Anniversary of the museum, we invite you to come challenge your Canadian and local history trivia. Receive a free gift as a reward. The museum will also be offering lawn games, a Victorian photo stations and  butter and baking demonstrations. The demonstrations will take place at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special $2.00 admission. Heritage House Museum, Call 613-283-6311 for more information or visit us at www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum

July 7: Lushes with Brushes – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The museum is excited to announce another popular Paint Night with local artist, Jenine McCann! Enjoy yourself as you paint alongside your friends with a drink and tasty snack. Jenine will be guiding participants in the steps to produce a cityscape painting, so no previous experience is required. In fact, we welcome those new to painting! This is a 19+ event. Cost: $40/person. Call for your invitation at 613-283-6311 or email heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca


July 10: Painting in the Garden – 1:00 PM – 4:00 pm. The museum is excited to announce a new Paint Afternoon with local artist, Jenine McCann! Enjoy yourself as you paint alongside your friends in the museum garden with afternoon tea and tasty snacks. Jenine will be guiding participants in the steps to produce a summer painting, so no previous experience is required. In fact, we welcome those new to painting! Cost: $35.00/person. Call to reserve your spot at 613-283-6311 or email heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca


July 12 to August 23: Tea by the Garden: Bi-weekly tea by the garden every second Tuesday afternoon starting July 12 from 1:00PM – 3:30 PM. Join Heritage House Museum for a delightful cup of tea or cool refreshment by our gardens served with a seasonal dessert. Costumed interpreters will serve you tea in the gazebo or if it is raining in the museum parlour. Tea dates: July 12th, July 26th, August 9th, August 23rd.  Cost: $5.00/person. Your spot must be reserved in advance at the museum, 11 Old Sly’s Road, or by calling 613-283-6311 or visit us at www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum

 

August 13: Race the Runway – Join us at the Russ Beach Smiths Falls Airport for Race the Raceway from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Heritage House Museum will have a booth setup and will be selling Freezies and cold drinks. There will also be materials available to create custom paper airplanes and test them out. For more details call Heritage House Museum at 613-283-6311 or visit the Race the Runway website at www.racetherunway.com.  


August 14: High Tea with the Dowager – 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. While the Dowager of Downton may not be in attendance, her spirit certainly will be as we sip and nibble on tea and treats at this Downton Abbey themed event. There will also be an opportunity to make your very own fascinator. Cost: $8.00/ person. Reserve your spot by calling 613-283-6311 or emailing heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca. 


Sept. 10 - Nov. 1: Harvest Time at Heritage House - See the museum change with the seasons, with special harvest demonstrations. Call for details. Open daily 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Heritage House Museum, Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum

Sept. 18 & 25: Take on Tatting - A Tatting Workshop – Learn the intricate skill of tatting with expert tatter, Tamara Taylor. This form of lacemaking is incredibly portable and creates a durable lace. This two part workshop session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each afternoon and all materials are provided. The class size remains small to ensure each participant receives personalized instruction. Cost: $ 50/person for two sessions. Registration in advance is required. Please call the museum for more information or to make a booking at 613-283-6311 or email us at heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca.

October 1: Tall Boys and Tall Tales – Beer, books, and bygone times will be the topic of this new event taking place from 1 pm – 3:30 pm. Join Heritage House Museum in welcoming local author, Larry Cotton, and local brew masters from the 4 Degrees Brewery. The event will feature beer history and trivia, a tasting of the latest brews from 4 Degrees, live music, and a fascinating presentation from Larry Cotton on the latest book in his Whiskey and Wickedness series. There will also be sizzling sausages available in celebration of Octoberfest. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Must be 19 or older to attend. Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, call 613-283-6311 for information or tickets.


Nov. 5 – Jan. 27, 2017: 35th Annual Art Show & Sale, with Christmas Artisan Market - Original works by over 30 local artists. Whether your personal taste leans towards landscapes, still life studies, impressionism or sculpture, you will be surprised and pleased by the wide variety of works available. Come find the perfect Christmas gift for family, friends or yourself! Open daily 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m to Dec. 23; Mon. to Fri. -Jan. 2 to 27, 2017.  Heritage House Museum, Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum


Nov. 7 – Dec. 23: Christmas comes to Heritage House - Enjoy the festive Victorian surroundings and discover the origins of our Christmas traditions. Also, the museum grounds showcase a Festive Christmas Lighting display!  Daily, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.smithsfalls.ca/heritagehouse.


Nov. 27 - Lost Beneath the Ice: The Search for Franklin’s Lost Ships and the Discovery of HMS Erebus - On Sunday, Nov. 27 please join Heritage House Museum as we host a fascinating presentation by Jonathan Moore, Senior Underwater Archaeologist of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team, where he will share the inside story on this exciting discovery and the importance of finding this lost piece of Canadian history.


Dec. 4:  Victorian Family Christmas Party - Share in the sights, sounds and flavours of a traditional Christmas Party at Heritage House Museum in Smiths Falls. It will be a holly jolly gathering for the whole family. Gather around our traditional decorated tree in the parlour and enjoy a cup of tea or hot apple cider with some home baked seasonal treats while listening to  festive music. Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas past and present and a visit from a jolly ol' soul. The museum's gift shop is full of local gift ideas including books, jewelry, traditional children's toys and tasty treats! Take advantage of super sales, our delicious sample table and find the perfect gift and stocking stuffers from our shop and local artisans. While visiting you can also view and purchase original art as part of our 35th Annual Art Show & Artisan Market. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls.  Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum