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DTMHC – Christmas Card Printmaking Workshop

DTMHC – Christmas Card Printmaking WorkshopSaturday, December 7, 2024Noon – 3:00pm Get into the festive spirit and learn how to do relief printing. Create your own linocut holiday card. All supplies and materials will be provided. $45 per person. Pre-registration required.

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DTMHC – Haunted Mill Tours

DTMHC – Haunted MillSaturday, October 19 & 26thTime: TBD The Quance mill has a dark side. Do you dare explore the interior of the sawmill and come face to face with the shadowy energy that built up over a hundred years of accidents and injury. What forces feed off the pain and survive in the blackness of the abandoned mill. Small brave groups tours will be guided through mill at designated time slots. Admission: $10 per person.

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DTMHC – Day of the Dead Art Workshop

DTMHC – Day of the Dead Art WorkshopSaturday, November 2, 20241:00pm – 3:00pm At the beginning of November each year, Dia de los Muerto takes place to remember loved ones who have died and honour their memory by welcoming their spirits back into the homes of relatives. Celebrate Day of the Dead by painting your own calavera or sugar skulls. All supplies and materials will be provided. $25 per person. Pre-registration required.

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DTMHC – Pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting

DTMHC – Pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Egg PaintingSaturday, March 30, 2024Noon – 3:00pm From Pre-Christian times the egg symbolized hope, happiness, and protection. The hand decorating in the Ukrainian tradition is an art that has been handed down through generations. Join us this Easter and discover the beauty of Pysanky. No previous experience necessary. All supplies and materials will be provided. $25 per person. Pre-registration required. Call the museum at 519-426-5870 x.8213 or Eventbrite bit.ly/42OKSum

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DTMHC – Tobacco Kilns of Norfolk County

DTMHC – Tobacco Kilns of Norfolk CountyExhibit runs May 11- October 12, 2024Opening reception- Saturday May 11, 12:30 to 3:30 pm Scattered across Norfolk County are tobacco kilns, remnants of a once vibrant industry. Larry Monczka’s stunning photographs capture the beauty of these gently decaying buildings while documenting the architectural artifacts that were synonymous with the history of the region.

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DTMHC – Feeding the Gangs: Culinary Arts on the Farm

DTMHC – Feeding the Gangs: Culinary Arts on the FarmRuns March 23 – December 31, 2024 The young men on the farm worked up a great appetite harvesting tobacco. Sometimes feeding 20 young men daily takes planning, skill, and strength. Hear their stories through Shirley Glendinning and the Canadian Tobacco Grower magazine and learn about their essential contribution to the industry. The exhibition will also display a different monthly recipe highlighting their culinary expertise.

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DTMHC – Summer Camp

DTMHC – Summer CampJuly & AugustDaily 9:00am – 4:00pm Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre’s Summer Camp registration opens on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Registration can be done either in person at the museum or online via Norfolk County’s ENCORE system. Click here to be taken to ENCORE. Camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with the exception of holidays. Register for a single day or for a whole week. Our camp is designed for children ages 5-10. Children must be 5 years old on the first day that they attend our camp. Proof of age WILL be required at...

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PDHM – Summer Camp

PDHM – Summer CampJuly & August Daily 9:00am – 4:00pm Port Dover Harbour Museum’s Summer Camp Registration opens on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Registration can be done either in person at the museum or online via Norfolk County’s ENCORE system. Click here to be taken to ENCORE. Camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with the exception of holidays. Register for a single day or for a whole week. Our camp is designed for children ages 5-10. Children must be 5 years old on the first day that they attend our camp. Proof of age WILL be required at drop...

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DTMHC – Youth Volunteer Mentorship Program

DTMHC – Youth Volunteer and Mentorship ProgramOrientation DaySaturday, June 1, 202410:00am – 12:30pm Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre will be launching a Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program in 2024! Youth volunteers can offer something unique to our programs, whether you have a special talent or interest or just enjoy working with kids. The Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program is offered to youth ages 13 and older. Volunteering is a great way to begin to build a resume, earn school volunteer hours, make new friends, and develop leadership skills. Before they can...

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PDHM – Glass Christmas Ornaments with Ingrid Zyma-Irvin

PDHM – Glass Christmas Ornaments with Ingrid Zyma-IrvinSaturday, November 23 & 30, 20241:00pm – 3:00pm Join local artist Ingrid Zyma-Irvin and create delightful one-of-a-kind glass ornaments and/or a trinket dish just in time for holiday gifting. All supplies are provided and no previous experience with glass is necessary. This workshop sold out very quickly last year, so sign up fast! $50 per person Pre-registration required.

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PDHM – Not-so-Victorian Séance

PDHM – Not-so-Victorian SéanceThursday, October 24, 20247:00pm – 9:00pm Spiritualism was a popular trend in the Victorian era reflecting a widespread fascination with the afterlife as well as the enigmatic workings of emerging communication technologies like photography, the telegraph and telephone. Learn about the mysteries of Victorian spiritualism, and then partake in a modern day reading with medium Shannon Easton. $50 per person Ages 18 and up. Note: This event is not wheelchair accessible. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

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PDHM – Historic Sampler & Beginner Cross Stitch Workshop

PDHM – Historic Sampler & Beginner Cross Stitch WorkshopSaturday, September 14, 20241:00pm – 3:00pm Join us at PDHM to delve into a brief history of cross stitched samplers, examine historic samplers from Norfolk County’s collection, and start your own project in our hands-on workshop for beginners. Choose from a modern design or one inspired by the samplers in our collection. No experience necessary! We will walk you through the supplies in your kit and teach you how to read a counted cross stitch pattern and create the basic stitches needed to complete a project. $30 per...

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PDHM – Tom Lewis in Concert

PDHM – Tom Lewis in ConcertFriday, May 31, 20247:00pm Coming all the way from Ireland, Tom Lewis brings SONGS AND LORE OF THE SEA – A One-Man-Show to Port Dover Harbour Museum. Having spent 24 years in the British Royal Navy, “Tom’s repertoire—from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring background—recruits his audience for a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous; with songs that have become folk standards; known and sung wherever great choruses ring out.’ Not only is Lewis known for his expansive knowledge of seafaring songs and lore,...

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PDHM – Three in the Round

PDHM – Three in the Round ConcertApril 18, 20247:00pm We’ve had a little change in the line up, but a great night of music is still promised!Three In The Round – The Single Malt Sessions are back at Port Dover Harbour Museum! If traditional folk/trad is your thing, you won’t want to miss out on this event. Take three seasoned Folk/Trad musicians, put them ‘In The Round” on stage – and sit back to enjoy their very best songs/ tunes. Gwen Potter- a sought after session musician, singer and viola d’amor player from England – well versed in the folk trad stylings of the British...

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PDHM – Youth Volunteer Mentorship Program

PDHM – Youth Volunteer and Mentorship ProgramOrientation Day June 1 10:00am – 12:30pm Port Dover Harbour Museum’s Youth Volunteer and Mentorship program was so successful that we are bringing it back for 2024. Youth volunteers can offer something unique to our programs, whether you have a special talent or interest or just enjoy working with kids.  The Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program is offered to youth ages 13 and older. Volunteering is a great way to begin to build a resume, earn school volunteer hours, make new friends, and develop leadership skills. Before they can...

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PDHM – Common Threads

PDHM – Common ThreadsFirst Thursday of Each MonthStarting January 4, 202410:00am – 11:30am Calling all fiber artists and needleworkers! Whether your hobby of choice is knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, felting, or any other handmade piece of art worked up with needles, thread, or yarn, bring your projects and join us at the museum on the first Thursday of each month for a relaxing morning of crafting and connection.  Beginners welcome. Must have your own craft supplies. Pre-registration not required. To join the discussion or to receive updates about this recurring...

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PDHM – From Her Hands

PDHM – From Her Hands: Norfolk’s Women Potters in the 1960s & ’70sComing May 2024OPENING MAY 10We’ll explore women potters in Norfolk County during the 1960s and 70s, with emphasis on the work of Donna Matthews, Donna Ryerse, Jean Woolley, George and Didi Eerenberg and Ruth Peets. Co-curated by local folk artist Jeremy Hayes.

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PDHM – Beach Glass Workshop

PDHM – Beach Glass WorkshopMarch 2, 2024$50 per person Join local artist Ingrid Zyma-Irvin and make either a beautiful candleholder or a one-of-a-kind mosaic fish using beach glass hand-picked from the shores of Lake Erie. All supplies are provided and no previous mosaic experience is necessary. This workshop sold out very quickly last year, so sign up fast!PLEASE NOTE: There are two workshops available on the same day: 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:00pm.Pre-registration required. Register in person at the Port Dover Harbour Museum ($50 incl. HST) or on Eventbrite ($50 ticket...

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DTMHC – Norfolk County Community Days

DTMHC – Norfolk Community DaysSaturday, June 15, 202412:00pm – 3:00pm The Delhi museum is once again participating in Norfolk Community Days! This year, we’re hosting a Csiga Noodle Bee. Hungarian women would traditionally meet every week in February to work together making Csiga noodles for themselves and the neighbourhood. We want to recreate this community spirit and gathering with a traditional Csiga work bee. Join us as we mix, knead, roll, and form this iconic noodle together as a group. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome. Aprons and take-home containers...

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DTMHC – Quance Sawmill Tours

DTMHC – Quance Sawmill ToursSummer 2024Dates & Cost TBD The Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre is very excited to announce that the Quance sawmill will be open for guided tours this summer! The mills, originally owned and operated in the 1830s by Henry Sovereen, grandson of Delhi founder Frederick Sovereen, were purchased by the Quance family in 1874 and operated until 1970. There were two sawmills and one grist mill that served as a welcome enterprise to the citizens of Delhi and the surrounding area. The original sawmill burnt in 1913, but was quickly rebuilt with new...

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PDHM – Tell A Story: Lake Erie’s Shoreline and Surrounding Heritage in Norfolk County

PDHM Tell A Story: Lake Erie’s Shoreline and Surrounding Heritage in Norfolk CountyRuns January 13 – April 13, 2024 Encompassing harbors, ports and farmland as photographed by members of shutterbugs, Shutterbugs is an online photography club, started in 2018 by Jo Thomason and Susan Olmstead as a means to connect with photographers. It’s based in Port Dover, Ontario.  The group’s goal is to help make members better photographers by encouraging camera use and sharing artistic and technical knowledge through monthly challenges, events/outings and social gathering. This...

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PDHM – Pumpkin Painting Party

PDHM Pumpkin Painting PartyOctober 19, 2024 Ages 3-10$6 per child Calling all witches and wizards, ghosts and goblins – this one’s for the kids! Paint your own pie pumpkin, take part in a Costume Parade around Riverfront Park (weather dependent), and then get your groove on in a museum dance party. Don’t forget to grab your treat bag! Programs at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Pre-registration required.

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PDHM – 2023 Annual Fun Car Rally

PDHM – 2024 Annual Fun Car RallySeptember 28 $25 per car Buckle up! Our 7th Annual Fun Car Rally is returning for 2024. During this fun family event, support the Port Dover Harbour Museum while cruising Norfolk’s scenic country roads! Drivers, navigators and friends will travel on a secret route, while answering questions about what they see along the way. See you at the finish line! New this year; experienced rally participants can skip orientation and get started right away! Winners will be announced the same day. 10:00-11:00am: Registration in person at Port Dover Harbour Museum 11:00am:...

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PDHM – Arbor Dog Races

PDHM Arbor Dog RacesArbor Dog RacesJune 15 11:00am-3:00pm Generously sponsored by The Arbor Calling all Dashing Dachshunds! Bring your four-legged best friend and join us in Riverfront Park for the Second Annual Arbor Dog Races! Weenies will race to claim the prize of fastest hot dog around. Are your dogs a little taller? Don’t worry, we’ll have Heinz 57 race or two for everyone else. Enter our Costume contest and parade your pup to the pier. Don’t forget to test out your pet’s agility. 11:00am: Costume Contest on the ALMIDART Dock – $2/dog to enter (open to all breeds) 11:30am: Costume...

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PDHM – Having an Impact: Biodiversity Education Program

PDHM – Having an Impact: Biodiversity Education ProgramGrade: 6 (can be adapted to Grade 4 level) Duration: 90 minutes Maximum Group Size: 32 Be an environmental scientist for the day! Investigate and analyze the impact human activities and invasive species have on Lake Erie. Working in groups, students will use both real and reproduction specimen samples and artifacts to research Lake Erie’s ecosystem and propose actions to preserve the Lake’s rich biodiversity.

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