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


Calling all fans of the Outlander series! In this hands-on workshop, Mackenzie House explores how the real-life struggles and triumphs, of Scottish rebel, William Lyon Mackenzie compare to the romantic world of Jamie and Claire Fraser. Transcribe 19th century historical documents; compare period fashion; experiment with herbalism and hygiene; and discover your own clan connections! You'll also try a printing press similar to Jamie's and learn how they were used as agents of change. Mackenzie House was the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, first mayor of Toronto and leader of the Rebellion of 1837

          Per Person
$30.00





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
Sold Out     $30.00





Outlander Meets Mackenzie
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Calling all fans of the Outlander series! In this hands-on workshop, Mackenzie House explores how the real-life struggles and triumphs, of Scottish rebel, William Lyon Mackenzie compare to the romantic world of Jamie and Claire Fraser. Transcribe 19th century historical documents; compare period fashion; experiment with herbalism and hygiene; and discover your own clan connections! You'll also try a printing press similar to Jamie's and learn how they were used as agents of change. Mackenzie House was the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, first mayor of Toronto and leader of the Rebellion of 1837

          Per Person
$30.00





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.
$30.00

          Per Person at 8:00 p.m.
$30.00

          Per Person at 9:00 p.m.
$30.00





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
Sold Out     $30.00





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


Try out locally brewed, historically inspired beer in an authentic historic setting. Enjoy a Brewer's talk from our partners at Muddy York Brewery, four 5 oz tastings, two 12 oz pulls, and Victorian food pairings. Muddy York Brewery will also launch an exclusive new beer at the event.

          Per Person
$50.00





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
Sold Out     $30.00




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