• Whitehern Historic House & Garden - National Historic Site

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959 the three surviving members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents. It contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – dating up to 1939 when the Honourable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of W.W. II.


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41 Jackson St. W.
Hamilton, ON
L8P 1L3
905-546-2018

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      Location: 41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton

      Expires: Oct 31, 2017

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    • Wednesdays at Whitehern Historic House & Garden
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event.
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.
       
      Concert Listing:
      July 19: Doug Feaver, Eclectic Folk & Blues
      July 26: Mountain Road Irish Band
      August 2:  Ragwax, 1920’ & 30’s Style
      August 9: Henry Strong Duo, Jazz Standards
      August 16: Aubrey Wilson Quartet, 1930’s Jazz Standards
      August 23: Mike & Jill Daley, 1920’s Guitar & Violin Duo
      August 30: Ruth Sutherland, Celtic Harp

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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    • The McQuesten's Childhood Christmas
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. Once a year,… More >

      Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. Once a year, the family's toys are gathered under a whimsically decorated tree. The table is beautifully set with the China they used for Christmas and New Year's. Cedar roping and satin ribbon complete the picture. Experience the holidays as they were celebrated through the eras, from the 1850s to the 1930s.  
      Time: 12 – 4 pm (Open Tuesday to Sunday; Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)
       

      Location 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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