Oakville Museum Programs and Events

An evening with Canadian peacekeepers

An evening with Canadian peacekeepers

An evening with Canadian peacekeepers

Thursday, November 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Free event.

Join us at the Oakville Museum for a presentation by retired Major Eva Martinez, the first female United Nations military observer during Canada’s peacekeeping mission to Guatemala in 1997.

Eva's story touches on the challenges of being the only female on the mission while also facing the trials of living in a remote location, disarming rebel warriors at the end of the longest civil war in Latin America and seeing the impoverished conditions in which the people of Guatemala lived. Eva will emphasize the life lessons that helped her to succeed on this particular mission as well as in life.

Then enjoy a Q&A panel discussion with peacekeepers Phil Badanai, Mike O'Brien, Percy Purpura and Greg Munz. Visit our exhibition page for more information about Preserving Peace: Souvenirs of Peacekeeping.

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Saturday, October 26 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $11.03. 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 (17 steps) is part of the tour.

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Monogram Embroidery Workshop. Photos courtesy of artist Rafia Shafiq.

Monogram Embroidery Workshop. Photos courtesy of artist Rafia Shafiq.

Monogram Embroidery Workshop

Sunday, December 8 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: QEPCCC, 2302 Bridge Road
Fee: $28.95 (+ $5.65 material fee) Age: 18+

Learn unique phulkari design embroidery techniques to create your personal monogram in this beginners workshop. Plus, get inspired by the beautiful traditional Pakistani/Indian motifs and Oakville Museum’s curated monograms on display from their historical collection. Explore the on-site exhibit “What’s Your Type: Textiles and Typewriters” and learn about both hand and machine-made designs. A material fee of $5.65 (including tax) will be added to the course fee. Please note: This workshop takes place at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre at 2302 Bridge Road. Embroidery photos courtesy of workshop instructor Rafia Shafiq.

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Museum Christmas Tour

Museum Christmas Tour

Museum Christmas Tour

Saturday, December 14 from 1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $6.25. Age: 18+

Your visit includes a guided tour of the elegant Erchless Estate beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and a feature exhibit with a focus on commemorations and celebrations. Delight in nostalgic toys and reproduction historic ornaments. Join our group tour and enjoy a glimpse into Christmases past at the Oakville Museum! Please note climbing a flight of stairs (17 steps) is part of the tour.

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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

Four sessions available:
December 27, 2019 and January 3, 2020
1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $6.25. 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 16 to 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $266.00. Age: 6-10.

Explore, discover and create at your community museum this March Break! Take inspiration from the historical collection at the Oakville Museum as we explore wild watercolours, thrilling 3-D crafts, awesome abstract art and more. Challenge yourself to create a masterpiece at the museum!

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