Irving House Programs

Embroidery 101 (16+ years)
Developed from the decorative possibilities of sewing, the art of embroidery has been passed from generation to generation in diverse cultures, often shown as a mark of wealth and status. Beginning with a tour of Irving House to draw inspiration from embroidered artefacts in the Museum’s collection, learn four embroidery methods – basic stitches, chicken scratch, cross stitch, and silk ribbon. All supplies included.

Irving House  
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
February 23-March 16
Registration Fee: 47.00  16603


Afternoon Tea at Irving House (14+ years)
Tea has become a staple in many Canadian homes, but what is afternoon tea and how does it differ from high tea? How has tea impacted world events, world cultures and the Canadian culture? Join us at Irving House as we learn about this staple in Canadian homes and enjoy a proper sitting of this tradition.

Irving House
Sunday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
January 27
Registration Fee: $20.00   16605


Victorian Valentine’s Family Drop-In (All ages)
Learn about old-time Valentines and then make your own cards to send out to your sweetheart!

Irving House 
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
February 9
Drop-In Fee: By Donation


Victorian Book Club (16+ years)
Discuss Victorian literature and culture as you sip tea in the luxurious 1865 Irving House.  We will read literary works by the Brontës, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your community! The club meets on Saturday’s every two months.

Irving House 
Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Call for dates
Drop-In Fee: By Donation