Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House Events

Please note: Mackenzie House is not wheelchair accessible. Please call the museum for accessibility details: 416-392-6915.

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Baking with Blossoms Workshop
Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join us in our historic kitchen as we celebrate the blooming of May flowers. Explore the traditions of flower giving and preserving while making sweet treats on our 1860s wood stove. In addition to baking with flowers such as lavender and dandelion, visitors will also get the chance to print a historic recipe on our 1850s Washington Press.

          Per Person
Sold Out     $30.00

Outlander Meets Mackenzie
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Calling all Sassenachs and Highlanders! Mackenzie House dives deep into the real history behind Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series in this hands-on workshop for fans. Explore historical documents, period fashion, herbalism and healing. Try out a printing press similar to Jamie's and learn how they were used as agents of change. Discover your own clan connections and more! Mackenzie House was the Toronto home of real-life Scottish rebel William Lyon Mackenzie. Learn how his struggles and triumphs compare to the romantic world of Outlander.

          Per Person

Victorian Secrets: Intimate Instructions for Ladies and Gentlemen
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

What did Victorians think about masturbation, LGBTQQIP2SAA sex, prostitution, and pleasuring versus procreation? Were the Victorians really the uptight prudes that we think they were? How did public censure and governmental legislation control the desires of this era? So many questions! Participants will be encouraged to be curious.
Please Note: participants must be 18 years or older.

          Per Person

Victorian Riddles
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

The Rebels have been routed, but the Rebellion is not over! Their daring leader Mackenzie has escaped, and is assembling his determined Patriots at a secret Rendezvous from which they can carry on their noble fight. You must work through the clues he has left behind a number of historically-based riddles and puzzles to discover the secret rendezvous and join them there. Hurry, as the Loyalist Militia is also coming to search for his clues, and the likes of you!

          Per Person at 7:00 p.m.

          Per Person at 8:00 p.m.

          Per Person at 9:00 p.m.

Victorian Gothic: The Roots of the Macabre
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

From Dracula and Frankenstein to the fear of being buried alive and the fetish of post-mortem photos, take this interactive tour that surveys the Victorian obsession with death.

          Per Person

Victorian Beer
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Try out locally brewed, modern beer with our guests, Muddy York Brewing Co., in an amazing historic setting. Learn a little something about craft brewing in Toronto while sampling Victorian snack food. Ticket price includes a taste of four different beers and two 12oz pulls.

          Per Person

Getting Ready for Winter: Canning and Preserving Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to preserve the harvest at this hands-on workshop. Participate in the start to finish process of canning and preserving the Victorian way with the help of our 1860s wood stove. We will be canning a variety of savoury jams and vegetables for participants to sample and take home.

          Per Person

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