Gibson House Museum

Events at Gibson House Museum

Gibson House events are themed on the history and forming of North York, the stories of the Gibson family and Scottish traditions that they would have enjoyed.

Gibson House is a welcoming place for the community to find out about the history of the area or to gather and share crafts, traditions and recipes. Contact us at 416-395-7432 or gibsonhouse@toronto.ca
Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)

We're at the Cultura Festival in Mel Lastman Square - July 22 & 29

Fridays, July 22 & 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cultura features unique performers and artists, international street food vendors, creative and interactive art installations and evening film screenings under the stars in Mel Lastman Square. Gibson House Museum will provide children's crafts and ice cream making and tasting. Visit the our booth from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information visit www.culturafestival.ca

Celebrate Simcoe Day at Gibson House Museum - August 1

Monday, August 1, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Visit Gibson House Museum on Monday, August 1 to enjoy games on the lawn, hand-made ice-cream and the 1850's home of David and Eliza Gibson. Enjoy activities and performances designed by our Youth Volunteer Team! Explore hands-on activities in our Discovery Gallery and make a craft to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is pay what you wish.

Family Yarns on the Gibson House Lawn - August 4, 11, 18 & 25

Thursdays: August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6 to 7 p.m.

Join staff from the museum and North York Centre Library on Thursday nights in August for a summer evening of family fun. Enjoy stories, games and crafts on the lawn beside Gibson House Museum and Gibson Park. The museum is also open for self-guided tours. Admission is FREE, donations welcome.

Neighbours: The Gibson Family and their Community - On Now

June 1 to Fall 2016
The Gibson Family lived in Willowdale, one of many small farming communities that grew to become part of modern day Toronto. Meet the Gibsons' neighbours and explore how these communities developed in the 19th century and beyond.

Tea and Tour Sundays

Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.
There's a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons this winter. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies. Enjoy a tour of this lovely, 1850s farmhouse. Included with regular admission.

Community Quilt Group Get-togethers

Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Relax and meet new friends while you improve your sewing skills. We invite members of all ages from North York's diverse communities to join us for informal evenings of learning and sharing. Both historic and contemporary quilting techniques are explored in a comfortable, social setting. Work on a group project or pay a small fee for materials and make your own piece. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before you are welcome to join in. It is FREE to participate; however, donations are always welcome.

Pay What You Wish Thursday Night Socials

Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing, social evening 1850s style. Have some tea and sit by the fire in the kitchen, play board games and chat with neighbours and friends. Drop by the community quilt group and see what they are creating – add a stitch or two, if you wish. Children may explore hands-on activities and crafts. Activities will vary each week and we welcome your ideas and suggestions for future Thursdays. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

Thursday Board Games Night – For All Ages
Last Thursday of each month
6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights.
The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games! Finished your work and chores for the day? Then come to the museum to play the featured games of the month as well as the classic games in the Discovery Gallery.