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Workshop Festival

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Eldon House

481 Ridout Street North

(alternate site Fanshawe Pioneer Village)

London, ON N6A 2P6

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Workshop Festival

Eldon House and Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Tuesday May 16 through Saturday May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Participate in a five day workshop festival at Eldon House and Fanshawe Pioneer Village offering classes in card making candle making, antiques, fortune telling, and parlour games.

Cost per workshop: $26.55 +HST per person.


Tuesday May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

The “Etiquette” of Calling Cards

Discover the intricate etiquette of calling cards! Manners and social calls were an important part of the Victorian era, and little things could tell you a lot. Visit Peel house, and use the proof press at our Free Press building to print a simple calling card. Then head to the Spriet Family Visitor Centre to create your own inked watercolour calling card. Note: Because of light restrictions please be sure to arrive by 6:20 as the group will be leaving the meeting area at 6:30. To register, visit fanshawepioneervillage.ca.

Wednesday May 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Dive into Dying

Experience Elgie Log House by fire light as you learn about the art of dying wool and fabric. Find out how to make a mordant and dye bath in your own home so you can dye your own projects using things from the world around you. Create something to take home with you. To register, visit fanshawepioneervillage.ca.

Thursday May 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Eldon House Interpretive Centre

Antiques and Appraisals

Bring your treasures to share with others and receive an assessment of your items from professional appraiser Grant Gardner of Gardner Galleries. The evening will include a guided tour of Eldon House highlighting the most valued and rare items in the Eldon House collection. Refreshments will be served. Note: Guests are limited to 3 items of silver, china, glass, collectibles, and small paintings. Assessment values are opinion only.

Friday May 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Eldon House Interpretive Centre

Tea Leaves, Tarot Cards and the Occult

Join instructor Caroline Whitehead and learn about the Victorian fascination with fortune-telling and the occult. Guests will learn the art of tarot card reading as well as tea leaf reading and palmistry and will be invited to practice their new skills with one another, and view demonstrations from a practicing expert.

Saturday May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Eldon House Interpretive Centre

Parlour Games

Join us for a night of fun and parlour games in our Interpretive Centre. Guests will receive instruction and enjoy popular games from the Victorian era, including some Harris family favourites like Whist and Cribbage as well as crokinole, dominoes and more. Refreshment will be served. This event will be licensed.

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Eldon House

481 Ridout Street North

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London, ON N6A 2P6

Canada

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