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Museum Morsels

Museum Morsels is a partnership with the Oshawa Community Museum made possible with funding from Service Canada, New Horizons Program. The club explores social history through the culinary world. From recipes to utensils to aprons. Come explore the world of food and food history with us.

Cooking experience is not necessary.

To participate in Museum Morsels please contact
Samantha.George@parkwoodestate.com or call 905-433-4311

Dining Decorum

Do you mind your manners? Parkwood presents a most entertaining experience for your group to explore the etiquette of a fascinating bygone era.

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!

As a wealthy and influential family, Sam and Adelaide McLaughlin were well known for their hospitality and entertained frequently. Successful social events required the host and hostess to be well-versed in the pronouncements of etiquette experts like Emily Post. Having a large and well-trained household staff was invaluable as well.

From the invitations to menu and course selections, to china, linens and seating plans, each event was an orchestration of culinary, table service and social skills. Even the guests were expected to play their part beautifully and correctly. Many of these traditions have been lost to time – some say with regret, some say with “good riddance”!

The programme includes light refreshments -with china cups of course! Dining Decorum is approximately 90 minutes in duration and is perfect for groups of 10-12 guests.

Advance group booking required Tickets are $30 per person.

Advance group booking required and the ticket price is $30 +HST. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Angie.vehof@parkwoodestate.com or 905-433-4311. This program can be booked as a private event and is a great way to enjoy a team event or an evening with friends!

Dates for 2018 are:
August 8th 7:00 pm
October 16 7:00 pm
November 21 7:00 pm
December 4 6:00 pm
December 11 6:00 pm

Book soon as these dates will sell out quickly!

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