Gibson House

Gibson House Events

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Harvest Cookery Workshop Ė Puddings and Pies

Join this hands-on workshop that uses harvest season produce to create delicious puddings and pies. An experienced historic cook and interpreter will guide participants through decoding historic recipes, preparing dishes to cook over the open hearth, and share knowledge about life on the Gibson Farm. Using the full capacity of the open hearth, participants will prepare authentic 19th -century recipes (both sweet and savoury) and sample them with delicious sauces and accompaniments. Among other ingredients common to 19th-century farms, the menu will celebrate the Gibsonís apple orchard and the remaining Tolman Sweet tree that still grows at the corner of Yonge and Park Home. This event is part of Toronto History Museums' Fall and Harvest Traditions programming.

          Sunday, October 6, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Harvest Tea

Come and enjoy a harvest tea with all the classic accompaniments, served by costumed interpreters in the historic parlours and dining room at Gibson House Museum. Finger sandwiches, scones and cookies and cakes are inspired by historic menus and recipes. Tables are set with fine china and flowers. After enjoying tea, participants can explore the historic house on a self-guided tour. This event is part of Toronto History Museums' Fall and Harvest Traditions programming.

          Saturday, October 19, 12:00 pm
          Saturday, October 19, 2:30 pm $30.00

Victorian Sťance

Learn about the Victorian obsession with death, and the rituals that surrounded the mourning and burial of the dead! Join leading paranormal investigator and historian, award-winning columnist, and television and radio show host Stephanie 'Spooky Steph' Dumbreck for Victorian sťance, where history and mystery combine. Steph will use her expertise to see if she can contact any spirits, encouraging audience participation and inviting them up to try some of her gadgets. After the sťance, take home your own Funeral Cake packaged in 19th-century fashion. This event is part of Toronto History Museums' Halloween programming.

          Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
          Wednesday, October 30, 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm $30.00
          Thursday, October 31, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm $30.00
          Thursday, October 31, 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm $30.00

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