2014 Events

The Orchid House Tearoom opens October 1

Orchid House tea service: tea/coffee, scones, and seasonal preserves are available as of October 1 in the Orchid Greenhouse (access off mansion) from 1:30 to 4:00pm

The Orchid Tea Service is $8.00 (+HST) per person

Upstairs, Downstairs Culinary Evening Friday, October 3

 

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The Home Front and Parkwood (Specialty Tour Weekend), November 8 & 9

This weekend before Remembrance Day is a special home front tour weekend for Parkwood NHS. Our tour content will be exclusively about the role of the McLaughlin Family, and that of the Estate, which it played from 1939-1945, during WWII.

Open from 1:30 to 4:00pm, admission prices will be the same as always ($10.00 for adults; $9.00 for seniors; $8.00 for youth; $7.00 for children; family of 4- $25.00) the tour content will be different.

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Autumn 2014 Curatorial Programs ( Two of our most popular programs dates now POSTED)

A Servant’s Life

Dates announced Monday, October 27 & Monday, November 17

Tickets ON SALE NOW! $20 per person (+HST)

In this Curatorial Tour, visitors will examine the life Sam McLaughlin’s 40 service staff, including unprecedented access to the 3rd Floor maid’s quarters and exploration of the roles of various domestic servants at Parkwood based on the information gathered by several years of oral history collection.

It is recommended that tour guests have participated in the regular house tour prior to this specialty tour.

Dining Decorum

Date announced Thursday, November 27

Tickets ON SALE NOW! $20 per person (+HST)

Dining Decorum focuses on the dining areas of the mansion, capturing some of the niceties and absurdities of formal entertaining during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Offering a very intimate and engaging experience, the program also provides the opportunity to view items not usually displayed during the regular mansion tours. Guest participation is encouraged, so be prepared for a few laughs along the way!

The programme includes light refreshments -with china cups of course!

** both of these programs may be booked as specialty programs for group outings. You pull the group together, and we will set the date and deliver. Give Samantha a call at 905.433.4311 to discuss possible dates.

Parkwood Tea Talks

Tea Programming