Oakville Museum Programs and Events

Summer Camp at the Oaville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oaville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oaville Museum

Join us for a summer break filled with excitement and adventure! Our camps offer a safe environment for kids to learn, laugh and explore.

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Emancipation Day Family Picnic

Emancipation Day Family Picnic

Emancipation Day Family Picnic

Monday, August 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.
All ages. Free event.

Bring your family and friends to Erchless Estate and celebrate an achievement in Canadian history. The annual picnic kicks off at 1 p.m. and is hosted by the Oakville Museum in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. The picnic, which commemorates August 1st , 1834 – the day slavery was abolished in Canada and throughout the British Empire, will include a number of fun activities, performances and music for the entire family. Come check out JUNO award winning reggae artist Sonia Collymore, The OWO Saxophone Quartet, Hope Centre Gospel Choir and Rhythmic By Nature - Interactive Drumming Circles

Tots and Pots

Tots and Pots

Tots and Pots

August 29-30 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Age: 3-5

Fee: $30

A special gardening program for young children to try out their green thumbs at the Oakville Museum! Children will have lots of fun planting seeds, decorating containers, and making flowering crafts. This is the perfect way to introduce young children to an unparented program experience while exploring the historic Erchless gardens!

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The Inspiration of Arts and Crafts Gardens

The Inspiration of Arts and Crafts Gardens

The Inspiration of Arts and Crafts Gardens

Garden presentation by horticulturist Frank Kershaw

Sunday, September 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Fee: 15.02 (includes HST) payable at the door.

Limited seating available. To reserve a spot email oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca or call 905-338-4400.

The Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th and 20th centuries left a legacy of fine gardens. They continue to influence garden design today in many ways. Respect for nature and native plants, simplicity of line, use of local plants, stone and hand-crafted materials meld nature and culture into seamless garden compositions. Examples of many Arts and Craft gardens and structures from throughout North America and elsewhere will be highlighted in Frank's presentation. With the Erchless Estate gardens as a back drop this unique presentation is sure to inspire and educate participants. Refreshments will be served.

Frank Kershaw is an award-winning horticulturist with more than 40 years of experience in the parks, environment and horticultural fields. He has a Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto as well as horticultural and landscape design diplomas and certificates from other post-secondary institutions. Currently, he is an instructor in the Garden Design Certificate Program at George Brown College. Frank has visited and photographed over 4000 gardens around the globe, which has fueled his love and passion for plants and designs. He is continually experimenting with plants and loves to share his findings with other interested gardeners. Frank has a particular interest in the Arts and Crafts movement and its influence on garden design both in North America and Europe.

Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville and Burlington: Saturday, September 30
Halton Hills and Milton: Sunday, October 1
Free event

Halton Region invites you to share its rich heritage, cultural diversity and stunning natural beauty. From the urban centres on Lake Ontario’s shore to the rural splendour of the Niagara Escarpment, there is much to explore.

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