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Winter Hours

Apart from rentals, Cottonwood Mansion Museum will be closed for the months of January, February and March 2019. Essential repairs to the Ballroom and other parts of the building will be made during this time. We expect to reopen to the general public beginning in April. Phone messages and emails will be answered during this time. Please continue to consult our website for updates.

June 16, 2019

Annual Strawberry Social
and Father's Day Celebration

Cottonwood Mansion Museum's Strawberry Social takes place this year at the Selkirk historic site beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16th. The Peter Banting Swingtet from Hamilton will once again provide the music. The event offers a special treat for Father's Day. There is a strawberry dessert following the concert. Admission includes a self guided tour of the Mansion.

Cost of the event is $10 for adults, $5 for children twelve and under and preschoolers are free. Tickets are available at the door and the event takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain the Social will be held indoors in the mansion. Directions to the Selkirk historic site are available at www.cottonwoodmansion.ca or by calling 905-776-2538 or emailing cottonwoodmansion@gmail.com.

For your convenience, download a handy flyer here.

July 20, 2019

10th Annual Cottonwood Mansion Museum
Daylily Sale

On Saturday, July 20th, starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or sold out, Cottonwood volunteer Mary Ann Pearson will once again offer registered hybrid daylilies for sale at Cottonwood Mansion Museum in Selkirk at $5 per one-gallon pot. There are approximately 20 varieties available in limited quantities, with names such as; Apricot Swirls, Lunar Max, Heron's Cove and Lake Effect. These are priced below market value and not generally sold at garden centers.

Daylilies are drought tolerant, easy to care for perennials requiring full to part sun. Large and small flower and double varieties in a range of colours will be offered. Mary Ann will also offer her own hybrid daylily varieties for sale, with several varieties named in honor of Cottonwood Mansion. Varieties include; Cottonwood Mansion, Laurence G. Hamilton, and Karen Marlene Young and are priced at $15 to $25 for a two-gallon pot.

All proceeds from the Daylily Sale go to benefit Cottonwood Mansion Museum. Donations of used nursery pots are gratefully accepted for next year's sale.

For more information please download yourself any of the following.

2019 Daylily Sale Flyer

Daylily Photos and Descriptions 2019

Special Daylily Hybrids 2019

July 31, 2019

Daylily Sale Continues

There are still daylilies available for purchase at the Cottonwood Mansion Museum for $5 per pot. You can visit the Mansion on Thursday August 1st or Saturday August 3rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 18, 2019

Cottonwood Mansion Peach Social Concert: History in Brass, with Dr. Henry Meredith

The Cottonwood Brass will present the 14th annual Peach Social Concert at Cottonwood Mansion Museum on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2 pm. The group specializes in performing historic and period music on antique brass instruments.

Back again this year will be special guest performer, Dr. Henry Meredith. "Dr. Hank" as he is known to his students, colleagues and friends was on the Music faculty at Western University in London and has an extensive personal collection of antique instruments numbering over 6000. He will be bringing some interesting and rare instruments from his collection on which he will perform as soloist with the group. Included on the programme will be the classic cornet solo "Alpine Echoes" performed on an original "echo" double bell cornet from his collection. Dr. Hank is also an accomplished performer on the keyed bugle, an instrument that was popular in bands of the early 19th century, but by 1860 was replaced by the valved cornet and is rarely heard today. Several pieces on the programme will feature this instrument.

Also featured in the concert will be a selection of historical Canadian music with such titles as "Brantford Galop", "Cayuga Two Step", "Live Oaks Haldimand Old Boys' Reunion March", and "Base Ball Waltz".

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and under, and the price includes a peach dessert. Please bring a lawn chair.

Download and print an invitation here.

October 5, 2019

Cottonwood Mansion Fall Clean Up Day

Cottonwood Mansion Museum is planning a fall clean up day on Saturday October 5th starting at 9:30 a.m. at the mansion. We would appreciate all the volunteers that would be willing to help. High school students interested in getting volunteer hours for their school requirement are very welcome.

November 10, 2019

Rememberance Day Lunch & Learn

Cottonwood Mansion Museum is having its Rememberance Day Lunch & Learn event on Sunday November 10, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Period artifacts will be on display. A video from the Memory Project will be shown. Admittance is free. Veterans are welcome to come and share their story.

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