2017 Calendar of Events

The Leaskdale Manse NHS and the Historic Leaskdale Church are wheelchair accessible on the first floor only. Our luncheon teas and Gift Shop at the Historic Leaskdale Church are both wheelchair accessible
























The Spirit of Canada: A Literary Celebration

Friday, October 20, Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22

This international conference will blend Lucy Maud Montgomery’s love of country and patriotism with a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. To register please print the registration form and mail to the address provided here: REGISTRATION FORM

Please click here to view the Conference agenda: Spirit Agenda


Six String Nation Guitar – Voyageur @ St. Paul’s Church in Leaskdale

Friday, October 20 @ 7:30 pm

Jowi Taylor was inspired to have Voyageur built and to travel across the country with it to showcase “the diversity of geographies, histories, mythologies, languages, literature, art, food, sport and industry in Canada, which all find a home in the Six String Nation guitar and in the music it creates.”

The guitar was crafted from 64 pieces of Canadian history by luthier George Riszanyi with one such piece from the childhood Green Gables home of Lucy Maud Montgomery. The guitar will accompany some original music, created for the Celebration. To purchase tickets online from Star Ticketing please CLICK HERE

Down Home Celidh Kitchen Party @ Wooden Sticks Golf Club

Saturday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm

Great Celtic and Canadian fiddle music! From Uxbridge, The Dnes Sisters on fiddle and Adam Gribble on guitar. Special guest, singer, songwriter, Rosalee Peppard, from Nova Scotia. Tickets $21 at the door or online at Star Ticketing CLICK HERE


Books and Brunch sponsored by Blue Heron Books@ Wooden Sticks Golf Club

Sunday, October 22 @ 11:00 am

A commonly identified influence among many authors who visit Blue Heron Books is Lucy Maud Montgomery. Over and over again authors reveal that exposure to her books helped guide them to their writing life. The October Books and Brunch will bring together four best-selling authors:  Marissa Stapley, Melanie Fishbane, K. A. Tucker, and Vikki VanSickle, to discuss L. M. Montgomery’s influence on their writing.

Kate Macdonald will launch the re-release of the Anne of Green Gables Cookbook.

Emily: The Musical @ The Historic Leaskdale Church

October 22 @ 2:30

Special Post-Celebration Performances: October 27 – 29, November 3 – 5

Bring the whole family to enjoy this community production put on by Kathy Bridgemen and lots of local talent. Book and lyrics by Richard Ouzounian and music by Marek Norman, based on Montgomery’s beloved Emily series. To purchase tickets for these performances online, please CLICK HERE

Community Christmas Concert

Saturday, November 25

Community talent takes the fore in an evening of music, dance, recitation and skits. All the family can join in the carol singing and fun, and enjoy a visit from Santa.


Community Church Service

Sunday, December 10

Our annual service will be held at the Historic Leaskdale Church at 1:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.


Discover Maud in the Garden


After two years of hard work, our statue of Maud is installed in the garden, unveiled on June 20, 2015 by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  A beautiful work of art by local artist, Wynn Walters, she is seated in the garden looking across the fields she loved.  Visit Maud in our church garden, sit and take your picture with her and finish with a tour of the home where she lived and wrote…

We are proud to bring Maud to the garden with the help of The Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Discover L. M. Montgomery’s Life in Leaskdale

Tea & Tour package – Open everyday June thru Labour Day 10:00 – 4:00

Tour only: $7 per Adult, Children under 12 free

Tea & Tour: $12.00 per person

Tours available from September thru May by appointment only

Take a journey back in time to The Leaskdale Manse and Historic Leaskdale Church.  Discover, nestled in our scenic garden, the only full-size bronze statue of Canada’s beloved author. Gain insight into Maud’s life with a historic video before walking in her footsteps on a guided tour through the church where her husband preached and the lovingly restored manse where she lived and wrote. After a photo-op in the garden beside the statue, enjoy tea and scones in our interpretive centre before perusing the gift shop for a book or two.

For directions to the site, please click on the following link, then the Get Directions button on top of the page:Directions to Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site

Please contact us if you would like to book a visit or have any questions regarding tours or special events at our site!

Bus Tours and Group Tours are always welcome – please call and book in advance.



I cannot remember the time when I was not writing, or when I did not mean to be an author image


~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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