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PDHM – Crooked Stovepipe Orchestra

PDHM – Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra ConcertWednesday, July 31, 20247:00pm – 8:00pmJoin the Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra for their usual assortment of jigs & reels, waltzes, two-steps and rags, sentimental standards, jive ditties, and singalong favourites.July 31, 7pm  Riverfront Park – Harbour St.-Admission by Donation -Bring your own lawn chair

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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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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 – 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 & ’70sOn Until January 1, 2025This exhibit explores 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 – 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 – 2024 Annual Fun Car Rally

PDHM – 2024 Annual Fun Car Rally *NEW LOCATION*September 28 New Location: Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre 182 South Dr, Simcoe, ON $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!  10:00-11:00am: Registration...

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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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