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Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum - Events



Location:
64 Sulphur Springs Rd. (map)
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8

Phone: 905-648-8144
Fax: 905-648-4857
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca


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Hours of Operation

Year-round:

Exhibits and archives:
Open Tuesday to Saturday
1 pm to 5 pm or by appointment.

Guests are welcome to wander through the gardens any time.

Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day (July 1), and Christmas Day through New Year’s Day.

Admission Rates

  • $3.50 Adults (18-59)
  • $3.00 Seniors (60+)
  • $3.00 Students * (13-17)
  • $2.50 Child (6-12)
  • FREE Infant (5 and under)
  • $10.00 Family **

* Student = 13-17 or with valid student ID
** Family = two adults and dependant children under 18

Events, Workshops and Exhibitions

Admission rates and scheduled events are subject to change. Please call to confirm.


Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Explore Ancaster's experience during the War of 1812 with a focus on the Bloody Assize treason trials. View giant paintings of the prosecutors and the accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself, all against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel. Discover the impact of the war on local farmers and residents, all from within the surroundings of an 1812 barn interior.
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Saturday, September 27, 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Doors Open Hamilton


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Celebrate Hamilton's rich history and explore its architectural gems and undiscovered treasures.
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote, held on the third Thursday of every month. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Ancaster Heritage Days: Mr. Ancasters Magical Mystery Bus Tour and Tea: Ancaster Then & Now


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join Mr. Ancaster - Jim Green, Winner of the 2010 T. Melville Bailey Heritage Award - on a historical mystery bus tour of the Ancaster area. The tour will include a discussion of the impact of the War of 1812 and free admission to Fieldcote's Noose, Knife and Fire: the Bloody Assize exhibition, followed by tea and sweets at the Ancaster Old Town Hall. The bus leaves from the Old Town Hall parking lot, 310 Wilson Street.
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $15.00 per person Pre-registration required.


Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote, held on the third Thursday of every month. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Music at Fieldcote - Paul Anthony


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Donations encouraged. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Music at Fieldcote - Stuart Laughton and Radiodial


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Donations encouraged. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


200th Anniversary of Ancaster Bloody Assize


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join us for a special public ceremony acknowledging the 19 men and their families whose lives were changed by the 1814 Treason Trials in Ancaster. Meet with descendants of some of these men and learn about the events that took place in late spring and early summer of 1814.
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Music at Fieldcote - Boris Brott Orchestra


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Music at Fieldcote - Jane Bunnett and 6 young female musicians from Cuba


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Emancipation Day


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join us on the grounds of Fieldcote for a special event honouring Emancipation Day and enjoy a free guided tour of Griffin House, located at 733 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster.
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: TBD


Music at Fieldcote - Alana Bridgewater


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Donations encouraged. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Films at Fieldcote


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy movies under the stars every Friday evening in August. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Parking is available within close proximity of Fieldcote including the area behind Ryerson United Church. Visit www.musicatfieldcote.com for details and movie titles.
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Music at Fieldcote - Jayme Stone


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Teen Quilt Academy


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Celebrating its 17th year, this week-long event is suitable for youth 10 years of age and up. Adults are also welcome. Participants will finish a twin-sized quilt for quilting at a later date. The camp fosters sewing and fibre arts. Sewing machine in working order is required. Limited number of teens accepted.
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 10 years and older.
Cost: $70.00 members. $75.00 non-members. Pre-registration required.


Films at Fieldcote


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy movies under the stars every Friday evening in August. In case of rain the movies will be shown inside at The Ancaster Old Town Hall. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Parking is available within close proximity of Fieldcote including the area behind Ryerson United Church. See www.musicatfieldcote.com for further details and names of the movies.
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Two-Day Medieval Illumination Watercolour Class


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Create your own work of art using the processes of Medieval Illumination by adorning and illuminating an image. This is a watercolour class with a Romanesque and Flemish High Realism theme.
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 and Monday, August 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $90.00 members. $95.00 non-members. 24 K gold leaf will be supplied. Supply list available upon registration. Pre-registration required.


Music at Fieldcote - Fullset


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Films at Fieldcote


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy movies under the stars every Friday evening in August. In case of rain the movies will be shown inside at The Ancaster Old Town Hall. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Parking is available within close proximity of Fieldcote including the area behind Ryerson United Church. See www.musicatfieldcote.com for further details and names of the movies.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Music at Fieldcote - Liona Boyd


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information on the artists performing go to: http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Noose, Knife & Fire: The Bloody Assize exhibit closes


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

The museum's current exhibition, Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize will finish on Saturday, September 27, 2014
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum. Pre-registration required.


Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at it's monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Fall Jazz Series


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $25.00 per person


Fall Jazz Series


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $25.00 per person


Fall Jazz Series


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $25.00 per person


Fall Jazz Series


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $25.00 per person.


A Forest of Christmas Trees


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Get into the holiday spirit! Decorate a Christmas tree and win a prize. Explore a magical display of Christmas trees and vote for your favourites! Prizes awarded at The Big Sing on Friday, December 12, 2014
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Fall Jazz Series


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $25.00 per person


Coffee & Culture at The Old Town Hall: Bah Humbug! The Old fashioned Christmas and how our traditions began.


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join us at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall for coffee, treats and a talk about the origins of many Christmas traditions. Daryl MacTavish, Program Coordinator at Fieldcote Museum, will provide an entertaining and informative talk about "old fashioned" Christmas customs, traditions and decorations.
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote, held on the third Thursday of every month. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


The Big Sing!


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street, for live music, hot cider, treats and Christmas Tree Awards. Enjoy a delightful concert and carol sing-along with the Kaleidoscope Singers. Not to be missed!
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $10.00 per person. $20.00 per family.