Oakville Museum Programs and Events

Museum Exhibition Opening for Hair: The long and the short of it

Museum Exhibition Opening for Hair: The long and the short of it

Hair: The long and the short of it!

Exhibition opening

October 24 from 7-9 p.m.
Erchless Estate, 8 Navy Street
Free event. All ages welcome.

What can the artifacts relating to hair in the Oakville Museum tell us about our past? Visit our newest exhibit and enjoy a special presentation on Ancient Egyptian hairstyles. Refreshments will be served.

Hair of the Pharaohs

Short bobs, shaved heads, side locks, luxuriant wigs and even natty little mustaches! Come and see the fascinating hairstyles of Ancient Egypt in this lively presentation by Egyptologist Laura Ranieri of Ancient Egypt Alive.

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Saturday, October 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $10.64. Age: 18+

This unique indoor/outdoor tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Underground Railroad in Oakville. Begin with an introduction to the exhibit 'Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville's Black History' and watch the exciting multi-media presentation 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom', a true story of heroic flight from a life of slavery. Weather permitting, the tour finishes with an outdoor walk that details some nearby locations that highlight the local history surrounding Oakville and the Underground Railroad. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor tour and note that climbing a flight of stairs is part of the tour.

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P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

November 23, 2018 and February 1, 2019
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $11.98. Age: 6-10

Spend the afternoon at Erchless Estate for museum-inspired activities. These fun and interactive afternoons include a visit to our feature exhibit, a tour of the historic estate and a create-and-take craft. There will be a different theme each afternoon to enjoy. In November make paper dolls and in February learn about The Underground Railroad.

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Christmas Tea and Tour

Christmas Tea and Tour

Christmas Tea and Tour

Sunday, December 9
Two sessions available: 1:30-3 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.53. Age: 18+

Oakville Museum presents its annual Christmas Tea and Tour. Enjoy a 1.5 hour visit to the beautifully decorated, historic Erchless Estate. Includes a feature exhibit, a guided tour through the elegant home plus tea and cookies. We cannot accommodate for allergies in this program.

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Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

December 27, 2018 and January 3, 2019
Two sessions per day: 1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $5.99. Age: 4-9 plus participating adults.

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.

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March Break at the Museum

March Break at the Museum

March Break at the Museum

March 11 to 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $256.40 for the week. Age: 6-10.
After-care is available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $52.50.

Explore, discover and create at your community museum this March Break! Take inspiration from the historical collection at the Oakville Museum as we explore the world of decorative arts. Discover a variety of traditional techniques and build your artistic skills. We will be exploring mosaics, decoupage, painting and more. Challenge yourself to create a masterpiece at the museum!

Visit the Town's March Break page for programs available at other Recreation and Culture facilities.

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