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)

 

Turkey Shoot Performances by Single Thread Theatre Company - In October

Thursday, Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30 pm
October: 6 to 8; 13 to 15; 20 to 22

Single Thread Theatre Company invites you to be a 'fly on the wall' as drama unfolds at the historic Gibson House Museum. Turkey Shoot is a site-specific theatre production of historic fiction telling the story of a world-changing friendship between the Scottish surveyor David Gibson and a young Ojibwa named Peter Jones. Eager to make his fortune, David is hired to survey the backwoods of Upper Canada. His encounter with the Ojibwa leads him to the realization that his surveys are being conducted upon contentious land. David's resulting crisis of conscience soon brings him into direct conflict with colonial leaders and, ultimately, the British Empire itself.

Part of Animating Historic Sites: a partnership between Toronto Arts Council and City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services.

Tickets are included with admission. Space is limited so reserve your seats online.

Harvest Tea - Two Sittings 12 & 2:30 - October 29

Saturday, October 29, Two sittings: 12 and 2:30 p.m.
Following the fall harvest, come to Gibson House Museum to relax and enjoy a Victorian-inspired harvest tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches and sweets in the historic 1850s farmhouse in the company of our costumed interpreters. Guests may tour the museum at their leisure and can enjoy the apple orchard in the adjacent Gibson Park following the tea. Pre-payment is required and seating is limited, so book your tickets today!

Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Tickets can be purchased online.

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.