Curiosity Room Collection Exhibit Ready for Curious Visitors

Did you know Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a new temporary exhibit on display?

Here is a sneak peek of what you will see when you enter the back room of the Thompson Mansion, the first stop on the guided tour that takes place in the building:

We are pleased to introduce the Curiosity Room Collection Exhibit. It was originally kept on the third floor of the mansion. Our Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage Intern Kelly Dixon worked hard to care for, rehouse, and display the collection to make it accessible to visitors through this special exhibit.

What else was found on the third floor of the mansion? Why did Col. Andrew Thompson and his brother Walter Wilson collect these materials? Where did everything come from? To learn the answers to these questions and more, pay us a visit and get up and personal with this intriguing part of the Thompson family collection!

From Victoria Day to Labour Day 2017, mansion tours take place 7 days a week every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 am; the last tour of the day leaves at 4:00 pm.