Events & Programs

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Sunday May 19

May 19, 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Family
Do you have questions about our natural environment? Do you want to get hands-on with some real specimens? Visit our Nature NL volunteers to feel pelts, bones and feathers and ask your questions about our province's wild plants, animals and spaces.
May 19, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Music
Join us for a special performance by Aileen Lambert whose singing is rooted in the English language repertoire of her native County Wexford, where she regularly works with communities of all shapes and sizes. Bring along the children too for this performance as a ...
May 19, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Family
Discover how your grandparents played when they were young. Cut out your own paper dolls and dress them up in fashions from the past.

Wednesday May 22

May 22, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join curator Mireille Eagan for a talk and tour of "Future Possible", as she examines the cultural identity of Newfoundland & Labrador through its iconic post-confederation artworks and artifacts.

Thursday May 23

May 23, 2019
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Join author Marie Wadden, for a sequel to the extraordinary life of Reverend George Hutchinson, nephew of renowned poet William Wordsworth. Her talk will feature William Grey's beautiful images of Labrador, and those of the painter Frederic Church who sailed with Hutchinson in search of ...

Friday May 24

May 24, 2019
7:30PM - 11:00PM
Celebrate the first decade of Rock & Roll, dance the night away to tunes from Chuck Berry to Elvis Presley, with a live performance by the Bob MacDonald band. Learn some Rock & Roll moves with dance instructor Judy Knee. Test your knowledge in our 1950s ...

Sunday May 26

May 26, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
The Harp Petting Zoo offers a chance for you to try out these instruments renowned for their unusual characteristics and scarcity. Led by Vicki Greenslade, Jacqueline Cook and Alexa Laurie, you will be treated to a demonstration of solo and ensemble performances throughout the ...

Wednesday May 29

May 29, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Workshop
Have you always wanted to learn how to play 120s but have never had the chance? Join our enthusiastic volunteer instructors as they share their love of this iconic card game. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is recommended for each session. To register, ...
May 29, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Film
Join Aatif Baskanderi for a screening of his documentary, followed by a Q&A with local panelists. At a time of increasing racial and religious friction across the west, Aatif's story is a reminder of what can happen when a community welcomes newcomers with open arms. ...

Thursday May 30

May 30, 2019
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Join Dr. Rick Cooper for a talk about the high incidence of infant mortality in St. John's in the first half of the 20th century. The presentation explores the causes, the private and public health initiatives to reduce it and the outcomes.

Friday May 31

May 31, 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM
Reception
Join us as we celebrate our new Summer Exhibitions. Free to attend, all are welcome. Check back soon for more details.