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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


 

Gardens of Uxbridge Garden Tour

Saturday, June 24  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour 8 wonderful gardens! Call Barb @905-852-3517 or Carole @ 905-852-1291 or click on the link www.gardensof uxbridge.org for online ticket purchases.

 

Afternoon Luncheon Teas   1:00 – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday afternoon in July & August, our Summer Afternoon Teas, Talks & Entertainment will return to the Historic Leaskdale Church.

The cost for a five-course luncheon tea with entertainment is $25.00.

Please call ahead to reserve your seating   905-862-0808

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 5* – “Have You Heard the News?”

Jen Rubio Book Launch, L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Journals from 1918 – 1921, recording L.M.M.’s life in Leaskdale

Wednesday, July 12 – Making Pictures with Wax

Discover the original works and techniques of encaustic artist, Linda Virio

Wednesday, July 19* – Maud Book Launch

Melanie Fishbane launches her newest L.M.M. novel, Maud, a novel inspired by the life of L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, July 26 – Traditional and Artisan Bread making

Uxbridge’s Rich Helms helps hone our skills for some phenomenal bread making

Wednesday,  Aug. 2 – Downton Abbey

The much anticipated Downton Abbey Tea returns. Please call to reserve to avoid disappointment

Wednesday,  Aug. 9 – Creating a War Hero

Wynn Walters presents his newest creation:  the bronze sculpture of Colonel Samuel Sharpe

Wednesday, Aug. 16 – The Art of Ontario Cheeses

Cecelia Smith stimulates our appetites with an assortment of tasty Ontario cheeses

Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Carey Nicholson and the 360 Collective

Uxbridge theatre mentor, Carey Nicholson, introduces the L.M.M. community to Theatre 360

*Members of the public are welcome to join us for these book launches at 2 pm on the date mentioned


Maud’s Island Dinner and Entertainment

Thursday, August 24 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy authentic Island cuisine and wine, followed by a performance of Montgomery’s The Blue Castle. A whimsical night reminiscent of warm summer evenings on the Island.

Book early by calling 905-862-0808

 

The Spirit of Canada: A Literary Celebration

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

An international conference blends Lucy Maud Montgomery’s love of country and patriotism with a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Please see our  Call for Papers 2017

 

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.

 



 

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~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

 
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