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IMG 1104You’re Invited! Pastimes Exhibition Closing Celebration

DATE: Saturday April 21st, 2018

TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION: Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St. Grimsby. L3M 4G5

COST: Admission by donation

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

This exhibit features antique toys on loan from the Jarvis Family which celebrates the life of Doug Jarvis, an avid toy lover and long time supporter of the Grimsby Museum. The exhibit focuses on toys related to transportation including trains, cars, trucks and planes. Light refreshments provided.

 

The History of Pain and Dying and the Role of the Doctor Talk

DATE: Tuesday May 1, 2018

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration required. Please call, email or visit the museum to register.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

In partnership with McNally House, Dr. Marshall will be talking on the history of pain and dying as well as the history of the role of the doctor in death and dying.

 

Historic Kitchen Gardens Talk

DATE: Thursday May 17, 2018

TIME:  7:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: $4.00/Grimsby Museum Member and $8.00/non-member

DESCRIPTION: In the Victorian era, kitchen gardens provided the homes of the wealthy and powerful with fruits and vegetables, flowers for fresh use and drying, herbs, medicinal plants, as well as beautiful pleasure grounds. The restored two-acre kitchen garden at Dundurn Castle includes over 200 different varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables grown according to historic methods. This presentation will introduce you to Dundurn Castle, the restored home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, and the Kitchen Garden that supplied his estate. Come learn about the methods for recreating the historic garden, sources for restoration, and the trials and tribulations of historic gardening. You will discover why Sophia MacNab described the garden as “quite a little paradise in itself” through images and stories from the 13 years since the garden restoration. Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Join gardener Victoria Bick for stories of the history of Dundurn Castle and the landscape, the relationship with Sir Alan Napier MacNab, the restoration of the historic Kitchen Garden, and the ongoing joys and tribulations of gardening a two-acre historic site in the centre of the city.

Speaker Bio - Victoria Bick is the Historic Garden Coordinator for the 2-acre historic kitchen garden at Dundurn National Historic Site. She studied History and English Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Amsterdam. After graduating with a B.A in 2010, she became a Garden Demonstrator, and has been the Coordinator since 2015. Over the years she has also worked and volunteered as an educator and community builder for a number of Hamilton not-for-profits, including Green Venture, Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, and City Housing. You can find her wearing a bonnet in the garden at Dundurn or leading gardening workshops around Hamilton. When not busy with historic gardening, she spends her time fixing up her 1930s home, posting pictures of bugs on Instagram, and practicing ukulele. Victoria Bick is the Historic Garden Coordinator at Dundurn National Historic Site. She started gardening at Dundurn as a student in 2008, and continued after graduating with a History Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University. In the summer she can be found wearing a bonnet and steel-toed boots in the garden, and volunteering with the Hamilton Community Garden Network.

 

Seeking Freedom in Illness Talk

DATE: Tuesday May 22, 2018

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: Free

DESCRIPTION: Pre-registration required. Please call, email or visit the museum to register. In partnership with McNally House, Arthur Loik, will explore the opportunities for finding freedom and/or liberation while experiencing a life limiting illness. How our society understands suffering and whether there is room that allows us to make room for peace and joy in our lives. By examining various stories and spiritual traditions, we will look for ways that illness shifts our focus and frees us to live fully in the here and now.

BIO- Arthur Loik is the psycho-spiritual clinician for McNally House Hospice and the Niagara West Palliative Care Team. As a counsellor, he is drawn to discussions that explore what is unseen and how we can allow room for love and joy to coexist with our struggles.

 

 

Crafts and Story Time with McNally House

DATE: Saturday May 26, 2018.

TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: Drop-ins welcome. Admission by donation

DESCRIPTION: Children are invited to join McNally House at the Grimsby Museum for an afternoon of story-time and crafts around the themes of death, loss and grief. 

 

 

Tea 101 – History, Production & Ceremonies893 Copy

DATE: Thursday May 31, 2018

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION: Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St. Grimsby. L3M 4G5

COST: $21.00/Grimsby Museum Member and $25.00/non-member (no tax)

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration required. Please call, email or visit the museum to register.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Tea 101 – History, Production & Ceremonies- Gillian’s presentation will introduce us to the history of tea, where it was discovered, how and where tea grows, the drying process that results in Green, White, Oolong and Black teas, why and how tea spread around the world, and fascinating tea ceremonies from some of the famous tea drinking countries.

SPEAKER BIO: Gillian Niblett, Certified Tea Specialist & Partner, Niblett & Wiggins - Purveyors of High Tea with a professional level designation from the Specialty Tea Institute of the USA. She has travelled to tea gardens of India and China and is best known locally for being the founder and past owner of Tea at The White House, a popular tea room and tea shop formerly located in Waterdown.

 

 

Interpreting Food in Historic Kitchens: the joys and challenges of bridging history and contemporary experience

DATE: Thursday June 14, 2018

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

COST: $4.00/Grimsby Museum Member and $8.00/non-member

Pre-registration required. Please call, email or visit the museum to register

Speaker Bio - Originally from Montreal, Janet studied History at Concordia University. She moved to Hamilton in 1997 and began working as an Historical Interpreter at Dundurn National Historic Site in 2002, becoming the Historic Kitchen Coordinator in 2006. Her work includes providing food history education to a wide range of students and adults, as well as running historic hands-on cooking workshops for all ages.  Janet values the compelling opportunity for historians to link heritage with today’s food topics while remaining true to research and interpretation.

 

Historic Wednesday Walks

DATES: June – July

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

COST: $7.00/Grimsby Museum Member and $10.00 for non-member (no tax)

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration required. Please call, email or visit the museum to register.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Discover Grimsby’s history during our guided walking tours. 
Contact the Grimsby Museum for specific walk themes and details.  

 

 

Canada Day CelebrationCanada Day poster Copy

DATE: July 1, 2018  

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join us at the Grimsby Museum for family activities: bouncy castles, musical entertainment, food, face-painting, games, crafts and much more. Free Admission.

EVENT LOCATION: Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St. Grimsby. L3M 4G5

 

 

26th Annual Fundraising Dinner in Support of the Grimsby Museum

DATE: Saturday November 3, 2018.

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION: Casablana Winery Inn

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration required. Please call, email or visit the museum to register.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Save the Date! Details to be annouced.

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