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Griffin House - Events
Hours of Operation
July through September
Sundays only: 1 - 4 pm
Family Day Hike
Doors Open weekend
Donations gladly accepted
Events, Workshops and Exhibitions
Admission rates and scheduled events are subject to change. Please call to confirm.
Emancipation Day Celebrations
Celebrate Emancipation Day with special activities and refreshments at the picturesque Griffin House. Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring this fascinating preserved nineteenth century home set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley and its story of early African Canadian settlers. What better location to learn more about Emancipation Day, established in honour of the abolition of slavery by the British Empire on August 1, 1834. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with your family and we will provide a taste of hand cranked old fashioned ice cream.
Date: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free event.
Coffee & Culture at The Old Town Hall: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Join us at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall for coffee, treats, and a talk about the fascinating life of Harriet Tubman. 2013 marks the 100 year anniversary of her death. This talk is sponsored by Griffin House National Historic site.
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Donations to Griffin House will be accepted.