Calendar of events
Week of Feb 12th
12 February 2024
13 February 2024
14 February 2024
15 February 2024
16 February 2024
17 February 2024
18 February 2024
WHAM – Agricultural Hall of Fame
Saturday, September 15, 2024
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Agricultural Hall of Fame at WHAM honours and celebrates Norfolk County’s outstanding contributions to agriculture and promotes the importance of these achievements. Join us as we formally recognize the 2024 recipients and unveil the new exhibit highlighting their accomplishments.
To see a full list of past inductees, click here: Inductees
DTMHC – Annual Indoor Yard Sale
Saturday, May 18, 2024
8:00am – Noon
Join us for a vast selection of goods at our annual indoor yard sale in support of the Museum! Also be sure to visit the Delhi & District Horticultural Society Annual Plant and Bake sale hosted on the Museum Grounds.
DTMHC – Haunted Mill
Saturday, October 19 & 26th
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.
DTMHC – Quance Sawmill Tours
Dates & 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 equipment. The lumber mills produced furniture and decorative elements for area homes as well as served an important role in the tobacco industry during the 1930s, producing lumber for tobacco kilns, laths and barns. Residents used the grist mill to grind their grains into flour. The mills were amongst the first buildings developed in Delhi and were a draw for early settlement due to the important services rendered.
Learn more about the history of the mill, the lumber industry in Delhi, and the Quance family during our sawmill tours this summer.
PDHM Pumpkin Painting Party
October 19, 2024
$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.
PDHM – Common Threads
First Thursday of Each Month
Starting January 4, 2024
10:00am – 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 event visit our Common Threads Facebook Events Page
WHAM – Holiday Starlight Shopping
November 2024 (Dates TBD)
Kick off your holiday shopping by visiting Bowlby Bros. & Co., the museum’s famous gift shop. Featuring home and garden products, unique seasonal ornaments and fabulous stocking stuffers. The museum will be open extended hours to join other vendors in Waterford for a night of holiday splendor.
NCA – Advent Christmas Junk Journal Workshop
Saturday, November 23, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm
In this introductory workshop to the junk journal craft you will learn how to assemble and embellish your own Christmas Advent Junk Journal. Take your keepsake journal home and fill it with your holiday memories or gift it to a friend! Just in time for Christmas. This workshop is perfect for beginners! All supplies provided. This workshop is recommended for ages 18+.
$50 per person. Pre-registration required.
WHAM – Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 30, 2024
This not-to-be-missed hunt features over 6,000 chocolate eggs and multiple chances to win special prize packages. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. sharp on a first come first serve basis. This outdoor egg hunt starts at 11:00 a.m..
Admission is $5 per child 12 years and under.
DTMHC – Vintage Tractor Drive
Saturday, August 24
Calling all vintage tractor owners! Join us for a half-day drive through the beautiful backroads of Norfolk County. All tractors 1980 and older are welcome to join the celebration of vintage tractors and their owners.
NCA – Digging Up Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop for Beginners
A workshop designed for individuals who want to begin their family history research but don’t know where to start. Learn how to find and navigate archival records such as vital statistic records, census records, property records and more!
Norfolk County Archives will be offering two dates for this workshop:
- March 27, 2024 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm
- April 23, 2024 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm
$20 per person.
PDHM – Not-so-Victorian Séance
Thursday, October 24, 2024
7:00pm – 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.
PDHM Arbor Dog Races
Arbor Dog Races
June 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 Parade down to the Pier!
12:15pm: Dachshund Arbor Dog Race- first heat – $5/dog to enter
1:15pm: Heinz 57 Race- all breeds welcome – $5/dog to enter
2:00pm: Awards Ceremony
Register in advance by emailing [email protected] (Registration not required but appreciated)
WHAM’s Great Solar Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm
Experience the “Great Solar Eclipse of 2024” at WHAM with a full day of indoor and outdoor programming in conjunction with the educators and students from the Ontario Science Centre. Outdoor viewing to start at 11:00am.
Admission by donation.
DTMHC – Norfolk Community Day
Saturday, June 15, 2024
8:00am – Noon
The museum is participating in Norfolk Community Day and will feature multicultural exhibits, performances, and other activities throughout the day. Watch this space for more information.
NCA – 4th Annual Genealogy Symposium
📅 Join us for the much-anticipated 4th Annual Genealogy Symposium at the Norfolk County Archives on September 14th, 2024. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned genealogist, this event promises enriching experiences for all.
Get ready for insightful talks from guest speakers, and don’t miss our used book sale, featuring valuable ancestry research resources. For just $25 per person, your ticket includes access to all talks, exclusive swag, and light refreshments (book and vendor sales are extra).
Mark your calendars as tickets go on sale starting July 15th, 2024! Act fast to secure your spot, as availability is limited. Join us for a day filled with genealogical discoveries and community connections. See you there! 🌳🔍 #NorfolkGenealogy2024 #archives #ancestry #genealogy #findyourfolk
PDHM – 2024 Annual Fun Car Rally
$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: Driver/Navigator Orientation. Rally will begin immediately after orientation.
4:30pm: Winners announced at the Museum. Join us for light refreshments and the announcement of the winners!
WHAM – Car Boot Sales
2nd Saturday of the Month
June 8, July 13 & August 10
8:00am – 12:00pm
Calling all treasure hunters! Start you Saturday morning thrifting at WHAM with this old-fashion English style flea market. Vendors selling antiques, collectables and “good junque” will be setup on the museum grounds.
Admission is free. Cancelled if raining.
WHAM Heritage Tractor Show
Sunday, October 20, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm
Featuring heritage tractors of all makes and models on the north grounds of the museum as part of Waterford’s Pumpkinfest. Special demonstrations and displays, including “touch a tractor” for all ages.
Admission by donation.
PDHM – Confederation Marine Modellers
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Join the Hamilton Confederation Marine Modellers in Riverfront Park (or inside the museum if it’s raining) to
learn more about the group and see their amazing boat models on display and in action!
Admission by donation.
Norfolk County Heritage & Culture Fundraising Auction
Monday, February 19, 2024 – Monday, February 26, 2024
Bidding opens 8:00am and closes 6:00pm
PDHM – MacTalla Road Concert
April 18, 2024
Join us for an evening of music in the museum with MacTalla Road. Featuring Carole Pines (vocals, penny whistles, piano, guitar) and Bob MacLean (vocals, guitar, mandolin), they’re a fun toe-tapping Celtic/Traditional duo performing songs and tunes with a traditional East Coast and UK feel.
Tickets: $20 per person
Tickets are available online via Eventbrite or in person at the museum.
WHAM – Farmerettes At War
November (Date TBD)
Learn about the forgotten history of the young women who answered the call by working on the farms in Ontario – including Waterford – during the Second World War. Join author Bonnie Sitter as she shares her research and documentary highlights from Ontario Skins and Peach Fuzz: Memories of Ontario Farmerettes.
Admission by donation.