I SPY – JUNE 12, 2016 1:00 to 4:00   I SPY is a visual scavenger hunt for children, 5 years and older.  Find 25 items that do not belong in an 1860’s home. There will be prizes!  Play with some Victorian toys just like the ones children play with 150 years ago. $10.00 for […]

Identifying Victorian China Workshop

Workshop: “Identifying 19th Century China” Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016 1 to 4pm Tickets $20. each     John Veillette, expert collector, will identify the mysteries in your china cabinet. Bring up to two pieces of Victorian china to identify. Afternoon tea will be included, Space is Limited. Please Reserve. To Reserve, please email: Tickets […]

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown! February 25 – 28, 2016

Ross Bay Villa Historic House Museum  was one of the participants in the 2016 ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown’. See a YouTube video clip promoting the event here: During the event, which ran from Thursday February 25th to Sunday February 28th, 2016 the Museum and Gift Shop were open each day from 10am to 4pm. […]

Darn It! Workshop: February 21, 2016

Special Event: Sunday afternoon, February 21st from 1-4pm Darn It!: A Textile Workshop $20. per person. Colleen Wilson, Museum Textile Conservator, will lead our first hands-on workshop of the year. Colleen will demonstrate a traditional skill at which most of our grandmothers were highly adept. In recent decades, however, the art of “Darning” has all […]

A Special Valentine’s Day Tour! Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Special Valentine’s Day Themed Tour: “Valentines in the 1860s” Saturday, February 13th, 2pm Sometimes called the cruelest of months, February is perhaps more favourably celebrated as the traditional month of romance and love. Although diarist Samuel Pepys mentions observances of February 14th in the 17th century, special handwritten notes and letters for Valentine’s Day did […]

A New Evening of Storytelling: January 21, 2016

Special Event: A New Evening of Storytelling Thursday, January 21st, 2016 7:30pm $15. each  “The Tales of D.W. Higgins” is an intimate evening of dramatic readings based on the book “Mystic Spring and other Tales of Western Life” by early British Columbia journalist and politician, D.W. Higgins. Storyteller Jennifer Ferris (great, great niece of Higgins’ wife, […]

Our 2015 Events for our 150th Anniversary Year!

Below is a complete listing of all the events that the Ross Bay Villa Society put on in 2015 —— our 150th Anniversary Year! Not only did the Society celebrate 150 years since the construction of the house, but we raised enough money to pay off the outstanding mortgage, and take on the ownership of the Villa. […]