Oakville Museum Programs and Events

Illuminated manuscript page

Illuminated manuscript page

Design an Illuminated Letter

Sunday, May 3 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $21.81 Age: 18+

Learn about the medieval history of the illuminated letter and design your own embellished initial in this unique afternoon of art and history at the Oakville Museum. Using simple techniques with watercolour pencils you’ll acquire basic skills which you can continue to develop and practice at home to make beautiful medieval inspired artwork. The option for a guided museum tour after the workshop is included. All artistic abilities welcome and all materials provided. Registration opens February 8.

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Historic photo of a man driving a horse-drawn carriage at Erchless Estate

Historic photo of a man driving a horse-drawn carriage at Erchless Estate

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Oakville

Saturday, May 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $16.84. Age: 18+

Oakville Historical Society volunteers will delight you with interesting insights into the lives of Oakville’s early inhabitants. Explore the exterior of select homes in Oakville Heritage Conservation District, including many of the town’s oldest houses, some dating back to the late 1820s. An indoor tour of Erchless Estate, the historic home of the founding family of Oakville, is included. Tour begins at 8 Navy Street rain or shine. Registration opens February 8.

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Children and program leaders walking in the historic rock garden at Erchless Estate

Children and program leaders walking in the historic rock garden at Erchless Estate

Tots and Pots

Two sessions available:
May 26 and 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
June 30 and July 2 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $33.00. Age: 3-5.

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 un-parented program experience while exploring the historic Erchless gardens. Registration opens February 8.

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Summer Camp at the Oakville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oakville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oakville 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. Registration opens February 8.

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