Experience the holidays at the Oakville Museum!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 – for immediate release

Experience the holidays at the Oakville Museum!

To celebrate the holiday season, the Oakville Museum is hosting a number of unique and family-friendly workshops and events. Take some time with your loved ones and join us for a house tour of the beautifully decorated Chisholm family home or get creative and make your own beaded tree ornament, scrapbook pages or mini scarf.

“The holiday season is the perfect time to visit Erchless Estate, the former home of Oakville’s founding family, the Chisholms,” said Bill Nesbitt, Oakville Museum supervisor. “Take a tour of the museum and embrace the period décor and our ‘memories’ theme for this year’s workshops.”

Oakville Museum exhibits, holiday events and workshops:

Christmas Tea and Tour

Enjoy a 90 minute visit to the beautifully-decorated historic Erchless Estate. Your visit will include the feature exhibit, a guided tour through the elegant home, followed by tea and cookies.
Sunday, December 9, 1:30–3 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Age: 6+
Fee: $5.65

Christmas Open House at the Oakville Museum and Thomas House

Sunday, December 9, 1–4:30 p.m.
Suitable for all ages and free of charge.

Make a “Memory Book”

December 27, 1–4 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person

Design a “Memories of 2012” scrapbook page

December 28, 1–4 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person

Weave a Mini Scarf

January 2, 1–4 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person

Make a Teabag Pocket

January 3, 1–4 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person

Design a “Winter Warm-up” scrapbook page

January 4, 1–4 p.m.
Fee: $2 per person

The Oakville Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. but will be closed to the public Monday, December 24 to Wednesday, December 26 and on January 1, 2013. It will re-open for public tours on Tuesday, January 2, 2013 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Oakville Museum is located at 8 Navy Street. For more information about the holiday workshops and exhibits please visit the Oakville Museum page or call 905-338-4400.

For more information contact:

Susan Crane
Learning and Community Development Officer
Oakville Museum
905-815-5973, ext. 5019

Emma Murphy
Senior Communications Advisor
905-845-6601, ext. 3096

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Experience the holidays at the Oakville Museum!