Oakville Museum Programs and Events

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How to register

For programs offered through the Parks, Recreation and Culture guide click on the listing's registration link or call 905-815-2000. To register online or by phone, you will need a family PIN number and personal ID number (an iris card). Call 905-845-6601, ext. 4747 to open an account.

For all other museum programs and events, see the listing for registration details.

Book launch: Oakville's Flower by Sean E. Livingston

Hosted by Dundurn Press and the Oakville Museum

Thursday, October 9
7 to 9 p.m.
Please RSVP to rsvp@dundurn.com if you wish to attend.
Invitation to event (jpg, 311 kB)
Dundurn Press News Release (pdf, 144 kB)

Naval Reserve Officer and Commanding Officer of RCSCC Oakville, Lt(N) Sean E. Livingston C.D., will be launching his first book, Oakville’s Flower: The History of HMCS Oakville. Livingston will be presenting on the book, which takes an in-depth look at the history and legacy of HMCS Oakville, a Canadian World War II corvette that fought in the Battle of the Atlantic and was one of the few corvettes to sink a U-boat.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to share over a decade of research on HMCS Oakville,” says Livingston. “It’s an important piece of Canadian naval history. I’m also honoured to celebrate this launch at the historic Oakville Museum. The Oakville Navy League will be selling books at the launch to support the Oakville Sea Cadets.”

The book follows HMCS Oakville through its rise and fall as a Canadian naval legend, to its revival in the town of Oakville, championed by the local Sea Cadet Corps that shares its name and safeguards its legacy.

For more information, contact Jaclyn Hodsdon, publicist, at jhodsdon@dundurn.com or 416-214-5544 ext. 222. Please RSVP to rsvp@dundurn.com if you wish to attend.

Halloween Masquerade at the Museum

Sunday, October 26
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: 5.00 per person
Registration not required.

Boo! Join us for our annual family friendly Halloween celebration. A safe and fun way to try out your costume and gear up for the holiday! There will be games, crafts and fun for one and all. Visit our website closer to the date for more details.

Gumdrop Topiary Workshop

Make an old fashioned gumdrop tree! This workshop is designed for adults and children aged 6-12 years. You and your guest will each create a Christmas cone-shaped topiary using red, white and green gumdrops that will be glued into table-toppers. Lovely to adorn the mantle or sideboard and, properly stored, these stylish topiaries will last for years! All materials included. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paid guardian 18+.

Sunday, December 1
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Age: 6+
Fee: 35.00
Iris code: 199231

Museum Christmas Tea and Tour

Sunday, December 14
1:30 to 3 p.m. or 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: 6.00
Iris code: 199234, 199235
Register for Christmas Tea and Tour

This holiday season, enjoy a 1.5 hour visit to the beautifully-decorated historic Erchless Estate. Your visit will include our feature exhibit, a guided tour through the elegant home, followed by tea and cookies. Share the warmth of the holiday season with family and friends! Tour available for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be paid registrants. We cannot accommodate for allergies in this program.

Museum Christmas Craft Workshop

Monday, December 22
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: 17.50
Iris code: 199229

Parents, need a little time to do some Christmas shopping? Bring your young crafters to the Oakville Museum for some traditional holiday spirit! Children will be inspired by the historic Erchless Estate beautifully decorated for the season. The afternoon will be filled with Christmas songs, winter games, and crafting creative holiday creations. Age: 4-7

Museum Craft and Tour

Tuesday, December 30 at 1:30 to 2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Friday, January 2 at 1:30 to 2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: 5.00
Iris code: 19925, 19927, 199226, 199228
Register for Museum Craft and Tour

Spending family time together this winter break? Come join us for an hour in the afternoon to make a craft with your child and take a guided tour of the Oakville Museum! Fee applies to participating children only, but children must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. Each session will make the same craft and take the same tour. Age: 3-9.

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