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Lynde House Museum


& Warren General Store
900 Brock Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4L6 

905 665 3131
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Whitby Historical Society
BN 10820 6228 RR 0001

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NOVEMBER - scroll down to see all events this month...

Time to reserve your seat at the

World Premier Presentation of THE ROUND TABLE.
– An Immersive Theatrical Experience

Performances on, Thursday, November 23rd Matinee and Evening
& Nov. 24th Evening
Saturday, Nov. 25th Matinee and Evening.

Tickets are free… You just need to RSVP via email: info @ lyndehousemuseum.com  Donations Kindly Received.

Please phone the museum 905 665 3131 or email info@lyndehousemuseum.com   for available spots

An Immersive Theatrical Performance where you are an invited guest at a wedding rehearsal. You partake of light Victorian Fare and try to solve a most immediate problem. Clarissa Lynde the Bride, daughter of Jabez and Clarissa Lynde, is in tears upstairs… Is it a community divided, a broken oath, a missing ring? What you choose now decides what happens!

 Live History Shows appears at Lynde House Museum – they have been leading workshops to bring our own volunteers and history into the Play…  Reserve your seat, and partake with us in a light repast, The Wedding must go on…

 Congratulations as
LIVE HISTORY SHOW
has just been chosen –See 2017 Shortlist Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming
– this is your chance to see them in action at Lynde House Museum!

The Round Table

Special Museum Volunteer (and invited guest) Appreciation Performances – Thursday, November 23rd. Please see details at the museum.

About THE ROUND TABLE World Premier Performance at Lynde House Museum.

An original theatre production entitled ‘The Round Table’ written by Jeremy Jagusch and performed by the Live History Show actors, including Jasmine Bowen. The Round Table -with Jasmine Bowen, Actor-Founder; Joshua Kitz, Show Designer-Actor; Ian Gillies, Actor; and Jeremy Jagusch (Writer).

The immersive play takes part during a Wedding Rehearsal in the dining room of Lynde House. The Round Table at Lynde House Museum is the World Premier Performance of this play! The Live History Show performers then embark on a world tour beginning in Australia.

The performance of The Round Table is followed by a Lynde House Museum cast of characters who join with the Live History Show actors under their direction, for the ‘Wedding Ceremony’ and ‘Wedding Breakfast’ to follow in the Lynde House Parlor and Warren General Store respectively. 

‘Mr. and Mrs. Jabez Lynde
of
Whitby Township, Upper Canada…
Kindly request the honour of your presence at
the Marriage of their daughter
Miss Clarissa Lynde to
Mr. William Warren
son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyle Warren, of Cork, Ireland
Wedding Ceremony to take place
At the home of Jabez and Clarissa Lynde,
900 Brock Street South, Whitby ON L1N 4J6
In the year of our Lord, 1824.

Wedding Breakfast immediately following
at
Warren General Store,
home of brother of the groom
John Borlase Warren

 The above is inspired by a little bit of history… Two of the Lynde daughters, Clarissa and Louisa,  married two Warren brothers. William became the Whitby Customs Collector for the Port of Whitby and John Borlase Warren the first Whitby Postmaster.

According to Sybil C. Lynde Stirling’s book, ‘To A House In Whitby’… pg. 130:
True to her mother’s dream Clarissa was a beautiful bride as she floated down the stairs of the Lynde home to wed William Warren in 1824. The Warren brothers were members of the English Church so an English Church clergyman performed the wedding service. Jabez probably grumbled under his breath at the fanciness of it all while his wife, Clarissa, kept digging him with her elbow. Shortly afterwards, in 1825, Louisa married John (Borlase) Warren. Jabez’ and Clarissa’s girls had married well.” 

There are a great many stories that the halls of Lynde House could tell you, that will take a little more time. Just in case you are curious, however… our bride Clarissa as a young girl met General Brock, but that is another story we must wait to tell!

Special Thanks to the
Ontario Trillium Foundation
for the award of a Seed Grant for the ‘Seniors to Students Educational Project’

The ‘Seniors to Students Educational Project’ at Lynde House Museum will connect more school children in the Durham Region to the heritage and culture of Whitby and surrounds as a microcosm of Southern Ontario. The project will provide cross generational benefits as senior volunteers from the community present living history to students through immersive tours integrating school curriculum at different grade levels. The Durham Region has a rich heritage relevant to First Nations, Early Settlers, Farmers, Artisans, Industrial Revolution Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario. The history associated with early settlers, their compatriots and era serve as a basis from which to tell these stories from the early 1800’s to Confederation. As the region continues to grow and modernize, much of this heritage and history is being left behind or forgotten. Therefore, connecting more children through enactments, story telling and interpretive imaginative tours will create awareness of this culture and heritage through interesting and educational programs. More importantly, it will demonstrate how previous generations used ingenuity to create sustainable living practices that we build upon today. These lessons of self-sufficiency and community living in the 1800’s will be reinforced when teachers return to the classroom.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Special Thanks to:

Ontario Trillium Foundation & Volunteers; Celina Caesar-Chavannes MP for Whitby; Lorne Coe MPP for Whitby-Oshawa; Town of Whitby, Mayor Don Mitchell; Peter LeBel, Matt Powers, Members of Council; Durham Community Foundation; Pickering Charities; Peter Hoppe, CFRE, Fundamentals; Lauri Geuzebroek, Program Facilitator, Durham District School Board; Whitby Historical Society Board of Directors: David Chambers, President; Monica Lawlor, Vice President; A. Breck Stewart, Secretary-Treasurer; Gloria Murkar; Denise Lagundzin; Rod Angevaare; and Linda Calder; Lynde House Museum Volunteers; the Executive Team: Trina Astor-Stewart, Executive Director; Monica Effenberger, Curator; and Live History Show with Jasmine Bowen, Actor-Founder; Joshua Kitz, Show Designer-Actor; Ian Gillies, Actor; and Jeremy Jagusch (Writer).

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This week we have much to celebrate!
Celebrating the Anniversary of Opening Lynde House Museum, November 2015

and the Whitby Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary! The Society, was begun by a group of citizens as a Centennial Project. We are happy to welcome you to Lynde House, Whitby’s first home, the heart of Durham Region and representative of a microcosm of Southern Ontario culture and heritage.

Many thanks to the Town of Whitby for their efforts in saving this historic home by moving it here and continuing with a great deal of restoration work. Formerly a jewel at Cullen Gardens, Lynde House continues to welcome and treat its visitors. Every visit is unique… there is always something different and exciting happening at Lynde House Museum.

The Lynde Family who were early settlers and their peers represent our roots. With many stories barely told, our volunteers bring them to life … in a living museum, with a theatrical and interpretive style…  as you tour through Lynde House.  Interpretive guides portray the lives and recount stories of days gone by. This event continues a year long Anniversary Celebration as WHS was incorporated in May 1968. In cooperation with our educational and cultural mandate WHS presents a World Premier production by Live History! This professional theatre company engages our volunteers in theatrical interpretive training for our Seniors to Students Educational Project and more. 

Sunday  Nov 26th – VON Brunch Presentation Victorian Era – private booking.

 Thursday, November 30th, WHS AGM and Volunteer Social Christmas Pot Luck Lunch. – Please note venue and time change due to lower numbers of RSVP.

Event 11:00am -2::00pm  at Lynde House Museum in the Warren General Store, 900 Brock Stl S., Whitby ON. If you would like to put your name forward to be a board member, you must write/email the Secretary/Treasurer a notice of intent letter to be received at least two weeks before the AGM.

NOVEMBER - scroll down to see all events this month...

Shhhhh……. Santa is in town and his elves are at Lynde House transforming it for Christmas….  
Nov. 18th be ready to take a peek! Then book your seat at The Round Table – An Immersive Theatrical Experience Saturday, Nov. 25th 2017. Two performances. Tickets are Free… You just need to RSVP via email info@lyndehousemuseum.com  Donations Kindly Received.

The Round Table

Special Museum Volunteer (and invited guest) Appreciation Performances – Thursday, November 23rd. Please see details at the museum.

About THE ROUND TABLE World Premier Performance at Lynde House Museum.

An original theatre production entitled ‘The Round Table’ written by Jeremy Jagusch and performed by the Live History Show actors, including Jasmine Bowen. The Round Table -with Jasmine Bowen, Actor-Founder; Joshua Kitz, Show Designer-Actor; Ian Gillies, Actor; and Jeremy Jagusch (Writer).

The immersive play takes part during a Wedding Rehearsal in the dining room of Lynde House. The Round Table at Lynde House Museum is the World Premier Performance of this play! The Live History Show performers then embark on a world tour beginning in Australia.

The performance of The Round Table is followed by a Lynde House Museum cast of characters who join with the Live History Show actors under their direction, for the ‘Wedding Ceremony’ and ‘Wedding Breakfast’ to follow in the Lynde House Parlor and Warren General Store respectively. 

‘Mr. and Mrs. Jabez Lynde
of
Whitby Township, Upper Canada…
Kindly request the honour of your presence at
the Marriage of their daughter
Miss Clarissa Lynde to
Mr. William Warren
son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyle Warren, of Cork, Ireland
Wedding Ceremony to take place
At the home of Jabez and Clarissa Lynde,
900 Brock Street South, Whitby ON L1N 4J6
In the year of our Lord, 1824.’

 The above is inspired by a little bit of history… Two of the Lynde daughters, Clarissa and Louisa,  married two Warren brothers. William became the Whitby Customs Collector for the Port of Whitby and John Borlase Warren the first Whitby Postmaster.

According to Sybil C. Lynde Stirling’s book, ‘To A House In Whitby’… pg. 130:
True to her mother’s dream Clarissa was a beautiful bride as she floated down the stairs of the Lynde home to wed William Warren in 1824. The Warren brothers were members of the English Church so an English Church clergyman performed the wedding service. Jabez probably grumbled under his breath at the fanciness of it all while his wife, Clarissa, kept digging him with her elbow. Shortly afterwards, in 1825, Louisa married John (Borlase) Warren. Jabez’ and Clarissa’s girls had married well.” 

There are a great many stories that the halls of Lynde House could tell you, that will take a little more time. Just in case you are curious, however… our bride Clarissa as a young girl met General Brock, but that is another story we must wait to tell!

Special Thanks to the
Ontario Trillium Foundation
for the award of a Seed Grant for the ‘Seniors to Students Educational Project’

The ‘Seniors to Students Educational Project’ at Lynde House Museum will connect more school children in the Durham Region to the heritage and culture of Whitby and surrounds as a microcosm of Southern Ontario. The project will provide cross generational benefits as senior volunteers from the community present living history to students through immersive tours integrating school curriculum at different grade levels. The Durham Region has a rich heritage relevant to First Nations, Early Settlers, Farmers, Artisans, Industrial Revolution Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario. The history associated with early settlers, their compatriots and era serve as a basis from which to tell these stories from the early 1800’s to Confederation. As the region continues to grow and modernize, much of this heritage and history is being left behind or forgotten. Therefore, connecting more children through enactments, story telling and interpretive imaginative tours will create awareness of this culture and heritage through interesting and educational programs. More importantly, it will demonstrate how previous generations used ingenuity to create sustainable living practices that we build upon today. These lessons of self-sufficiency and community living in the 1800’s will be reinforced when teachers return to the classroom.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Special Thanks to:

Ontario Trillium Foundation & Volunteers; Celina Caesar-Chavannes MP for Whitby; Lorne Coe MPP for Whitby-Oshawa; Town of Whitby, Mayor Don Mitchell; Peter LeBel, Matt Powers, Members of Council; Durham Community Foundation; Pickering Charities; Peter Hoppe, CFRE, Fundamentals; Lauri Geuzebroek, Program Facilitator, Durham District School Board; Whitby Historical Society Board of Directors: David Chambers, President; Monica Lawlor, Vice President; A. Breck Stewart, Secretary-Treasurer; Gloria Murkar; Denise Lagundzin; Rod Angevaare; and Linda Calder; Lynde House Museum Volunteers; the Executive Team: Trina Astor-Stewart, Executive Director; Monica Effenberger, Curator; and Live History Show with Jasmine Bowen, Actor-Founder; Joshua Kitz, Show Designer-Actor; Ian Gillies, Actor; and Jeremy Jagusch (Writer).

~

This week we have much to celebrate!
Celebrating the Anniversary of Opening Lynde House Museum, November 2015

and the Whitby Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary! The Society, was begun by a group of citizens as a Centennial Project. We are happy to welcome you to Lynde House, Whitby’s first home, the heart of Durham Region and representative of a microcosm of Southern Ontario culture and heritage.

Many thanks to the Town of Whitby for their efforts in saving this historic home by moving it here and continuing with a great deal of restoration work. Formerly a jewel at Cullen Gardens, Lynde House continues to welcome and treat its visitors. Every visit is unique… there is always something different and exciting happening at Lynde House Museum.

The Lynde Family who were early settlers and their peers represent our roots. With many stories barely told, our volunteers bring them to life … in a living museum, with a theatrical and interpretive style…  as you tour through Lynde House.  Interpretive guides portray the lives and recount stories of days gone by. This event continues a year long Anniversary Celebration as WHS was incorporated in May 1968. In cooperation with our educational and cultural mandate WHS presents a World Premier production by Live History! This professional theatre company engages our volunteers in theatrical interpretive training for our Seniors to Students Educational Project and more. 

Sunday  Nov 26th – VON Brunch Presentation Victorian Era – private booking.

Thursday, November 30th, WHS AGM and Volunteer Social Christmas Pot Luck Lunch. – Event 10:00am -4:00pm  at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall, Whitby ON. If you would like to put your name forward to be a board member, please write/email the Secretary/Treasurer a notice of intent at least two weeks before the AGM. Board Members are chosen from our volunteer pool first. Should you wish to become a volunteer and apply to the board, there is still time. Please emailfor a volunteer application form.

DECEMBER - please click to open tab...

Evening at the museum before Christmas is a magical time to visit. Filled with Victorian candlelight you will be transported to a by-gone era. Come tour Lynde House Museum… Come shop local artist’s works at Warren General Store.

Shop at Warren General Store

Friday, December 1st – Evening Christmas Event – After the Whitby Official Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown, visit the museum and Warren General Store for a little Yule-tide joy and shopping.

Saturday, December 2nd Christmas Event – Shopping at Warren General Store after Santa Claus Parade. Enjoy a Hot Chocolate! 

Friday, December 8th Pre-Christmas Tour- (musicians in playing Christmas music in the music room). Saturday, December 9th Pre- Christmas Tours and Shopping at Warren General Store. Pre- Hanukkah, Craft Corner for Kids. Yule-Tide around the world in the Victorian Era.

Friday, December 15th Christmas Evening Tour – Theme to be announced.

Saturday, December 16, Christmas Event, Bake sale at Warren General Store – Craft Corner for Kids.

Friday, December 22nd Evening Special Christmas Tour – Theme to be announced.

Saturday, December 23rd,  Morning Museum getting ready to close for holidays.  Last minute shopping at Warren General Store, Museum Closes at 2:00pm. The museum is closed during the Christmas week so all our volunteers can enjoy the holidays.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May you have wonderful family dinners, relaxing times with family and friends.

Remember to think of those who are alone at this time of year

and include them in your plans.

All it takes is just a little bit of cheer, a kindness,  and it can make all the difference in someone’s life.

The museumn opens again on January 2nd  …see you for another exciting year!