2019 EVENT CALENDAR
- Cornwall Heritage Fair-Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 9am-4pm
- “Glengarry My Home: a Banquet Dinner & Evening of Music”-Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 6pm
- Preparations and Planting starts for our Youth Gardening Program at the Museum begins in May
- GNLM Annual General Meeting-Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
- “Education Day: a Day in the Life of 1790s Williamstown” with the Sir John Johnson Manor House TBC
- 2019 Summer Season Hours begins Saturday, May 18th, 2019
- Glengarry Artists Collective Art Exhibit May 18th-June 16th, 2019
- Tea Talks-Thursdays in June & July 2pm-4pm.
- So Lets All Talk Education (SLATE) visit in conjunction with the Lost Villages-Monday, June 10th, 2019
- Girl Guides Visit with the Sir John Johnson Manor House-Saturday, June 15th, 2019
- Williamstown Ribfest with the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department-Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 TBC
- “Glengarry My Home” Exhibit TBC
- Art Exhibit for the Williamstown Fair August 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2019
- Doors Open Weekend TBC
- Annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser-Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 7pm-9pm
- 2019 Autumn Hours begins Saturday, September 7th, 2019
- Eastern Townships Mystery Tour Bus Trip September 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2019
- Museum Festive Market Saturday, November 16th, 2019 10am-5pm
- Williamstown Santa Claus Parade TBC
- Museum Christmas Tea- Thursday, December 12th, 2019 2pm-4pm.
- Hogmanay Scottish style New Years Eve-Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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"Glengarry My Home: a Banquet Dinner & Evening of Music" Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 6pm
Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating all that is Glengarry! Guests will be treated to a full roast beef dinner with dessert included, catered by Elwin Massia, followed by musical entertainment from Bob & Ducky, Rob Taylor, and David MacPhee as well as some Highland and step dancing presentations. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. There will be a silent auction as well as a door prize for one lucky guest! Cocktails start at 6pm and dinner starts at 7pm. Tickets are $50 each and available for sale at the museum or from GNLM directors. This event will take place at the Tartan Hall upstairs in the Char-Lan Recreation Centre in Williamstown.
Gardening at the Museum May- August, 2019
For the past few years, the local summer camp children have come to the museum each week to enjoy and immersive and education garden program where they maintain their own garden, identifying and caring for plants. They also learn important ecological aspects such as pollination and composting. Harvesting is an important and well loved chore where the kids get to cook and prepare the things they’ve grown to eat. A group of dedicated volunteers has been working hard at the museum planting the garden in the last few weeks and Wendy Wert has worked hard planning the garden activities throughout the chillier months!
Education Day “a day in the life of 1790s Williamstown” with the Sir John Johnson Manor House
On Education Day, local school children visit the Sir John Johnson Manor House, a prominent point of Glengarry settlement, and the Glengarry, Nor’Westers & Loyalist Museum, which was built as a school in Williamstown in 1862. On this day, students watch demonstrations on various aspects of settler life of the late eighteenth century and try their hand at activities such as cursive writing with a quill, building shelter, and marching like a soldier. Other fun is had building shelters and sampling the food staples of the day that are cooked on site over an open fire. This popular event has become a right of passage over the years for the Grade 7 students who attend.
Victoria Day Weekend Beginning of Summer Hours Saturday, May 18th, 2019
The museum is open daily from Wednesdays to Mondays (including holidays) from 10am to 5pm. Special tours can be booked by contacting us at 613-347-3547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Exhibit by the Glengarry Artists Collective opens Saturday, May 18th, 2019
This spring exhibit will be put on but he Glengarry Artists Collective and hosted by the Glengarry, Nor'Westers & Loyalist Museum. You may be familiar with the GAC and the wonderful exhibit they hosted at various participating sites around Alexandria last fall. They represent a truly wonderful group of local artists whose work we'll be pleased and honoured to feature in South Glengarry!
GNLM Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
This meeting is open to all 2019 members to attend and we ask that you please RSVP as a complimentary dinner will be served by the directors after the proceedings.
Thursday Tea Talks Thursdays afternoons 2pm-4pm in June & July
Check out our separate ‘Tea Talks’ event listing for details and speakers!
Williamstown Ribfest Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 TBC
This fun, family friendly event is hosted by the Williamstown Fire Department and the GNLM where we cook off against each other to raise funds. Indoor and outdoor dining is available as well as a cash bar. Act fast, tickets sell out quickly!
Glengarry My Home Exhibit TBC
The exhibit will feature a carefully chosen selection of prized items from homes all throughout South Glengarry! With this exhibit we'll get to take a peek into the lives of our Glengarry County ancestors and what they called home.
Williamstown Fair Art Exhibit August 9th-11th, 2019
Each year the St. Lawrence Valley Agricultural Society (aka the ‘fair board’) uses the Williamstown Room of the GNLM to display the lovely array of art work entered into the fair competition. Admission to the museum is free during fair time and you can also find us Heritage Hall.
Annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 7pm-9pm
In this elegant evening event, members of the museum and wider public can socialize while sipping on wine and enjoying assorted fine cheeses. This is a long running annual fundraiser for the museum and features raffled items.
Doors Open August 2019 TBC
Admission to the museum and many other local heritage sites is free on this weekend as part of an initiative to get people out to enjoy their local cultural institutions!
Eastern Townships Mystery Tour Bus Trip September 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2019
Our Annual Bus trip organized by a dedicated committee of directors is back for the fourth year in a row! This year the trip will take place in September, so we'll get to enjoy the last beautiful summer colours before autumn sets in! This trip will take us to the lovely Eastern Townships of Quebec which have a solid Loyalist history much like our own dear, Glengarry. We will be visiting the historic and picturesque towns that have inspired the setting for the mystery novels of renowned Canadian author, Louise Penny. During the trip we will enjoy various tours suitable to all tastes including a vineyard tour and wine tasting, a tour of the Abbé Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, and a tour of the Missisquoi Museum. So Join us in visiting this lovely area known for its hospitality and heritage! Attached at the bottom of this page is a brochure for our 2019 Eastern Townships Mystery Tour Bus Trip with information on costs and reserving seats.
Museum Festive Market Saturday, November 16th, 2019 10am-5pm
Our Christmas elves work all year round creating lovely goods to gift and give in the holiday season! There’s plenty in the way of hostess gifts, home décor, small stocking stuffers, and even some regifted items. Much of what is made is from reclaimed materials which lend a nice rustic style. Be sure to check out our Facebook page in the fall for some sneak peeks and giveaways!
Museum Christmas Tea Thursday, December 12th, 2019 2pm-4pm
In the summer we host weekly talks on Thursday afternoons. This trend is revived once in the cold weather for our Museum Christmas Tea where we serve all sorts of holiday indulgences and regal you with Christmas themed tales. The same $5 donation towards the museum is suggested for this talk.
Hogmanay; Scottish New Year’s Eve Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
Ring in the New Year in a true Glengarry fashion with our traditional Scottish-style Hogmanay! Hogmanay is hosted at the museum by both the Williamstown Fire Department and the GNLM. Each year we have outdoor fun with sleigh rides, fireworks, and a bonfire—those Scots sure do love their fire! Indoor fun can be found in the way of good food, a cash bar, and live Celtic music! This is the perfect family event for winter and also a great alternative to expensive New Year’s Eve outings as our Hogmanay is free to the public (of course we never turn down a donation to help out the museum and firefighters). Please check back prior to the ‘eve of’ for any pertinent weather updates.
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For more details on event activities, times, and tickets call 613-347-3547 or email email@example.com