COVID-19 Update: Events on Hold

Due to COVID-19, the 1000 Islands History Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. Thank you for understanding, and we are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Old Traditions & New Innovations

February 1st -

April 15th

2020

An exhibition of embroidery, quilts, weaving and bobbin lace. 

 

Exhibit Grand Opening: February 14th, 2020.

 

Admission is by donation. 

Silk, the Luxury Fibre

Friday,

February 28th

at 1:30pm

A special presentation provided by the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts. 

  • See different species of silk cocoons and fibres. 

  • See silk reeled from cocoons and spun into yarn.

  • Learn about Sericulture and how the silk gets from the cocoon to our hands as fabric or embroidery thread.

  • See and feel types of fabrics, threads and yarns from silk and learn about its characteristics and wonderful qualities.   

  • Explore and experiment with silk!

 

Admission is by donation. 

Antique Samplers

Friday,

March 6th

at 1:30pm

A special presentation provided by the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts. 

Lianne lives in a one room schoolhouse built in 1897.   She is an artist, antique “school girl” sampler collector, reproductionist and cross stitcher.  She rescues old antique “school girl” samplers that are in poor condition and brings them back to life.  See part of her collection and find out how she reproduces these antiques and take on a new life.

Admission is by donation. 

March Break

March 17th - 20th

2020

We are in the planning stages now - stay tuned for event details!

Intro to Bobbin Lace

Friday,

March 27th

at 1:30pm

A special presentation provided by the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts. 

Learn the basics of making lace, the tools of the trade. Take the opportunity to try it for yourself!

Admission is by donation. 

Writer's Fest

April 24th - 26th

We are in the planning stages now - stay tuned for event details!

Mother's Day Mad Hatter High Tea

Sunday,

May 10th,

2020

1:30pm

Mother's Day Tea for everyone! Games, riddles, delicious delectables. Fancy hat contest with prizes!

 

Price: $35 a ticket

 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call to reserve your seats. 

Iron Willed - Women in STEM

May 16th  -

October 31st, 

2020

7 days a week, 10am - 5pm

For generations women have been creating, exploring, and discovering through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Join us in celebrating the achievements of Canadian women in these important fields, and experience for yourself what it is like to be a scientist!

PA Day Kid's Program #1

Friday, 

June 5th,

2020

10am - 5pm

Kids programming and museum fun!

Admission is free, donations welcome, PWYC.

PA Day Kid's Program #2

Friday, 

June 26th,

2020

10am - 5pm

Kids programming and museum fun!

Admission is free, donations welcome, PWYC.

Canada Day

Wednesday,

July 1st, 

2020

10am - 5pm

Fun, Canada Day activities for the whole family!

Admission is free, donations welcome, PWYC.

Fundraising Gala & Auction

Friday,

July 10th

2020

6pm - 9pm

25th Anniversary Celebrations, and history at sunset!

Tickets are on sale now: click here to purchase yours today!

Heritage Days

August 1st - 3rd,

2020

10am - 4pm

Demonstrations, music, costumes, and refreshments! Admission is free; donations welcome, PWYC. 

Private "Vault" Tours

September

19th - 20th,

2020

Private "vault" tours: a behind the scenes look at the artefacts in the Civic Collection. 

Fee: $95 a ticket

 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Book a tour with your group!

Culture Days - Art Bomb Participant

September 27th,

2020

11am - 3pm

Collaborative Cultural Event. Admission is free; donations welcome, PWYC. 

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