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Pickering College Holiday Home Tour

As we head into the busy holiday season, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from many holiday events and attractions to attend. We would like to invite you to participate in the 2017 Holiday Home Tour, which is being put on by Newmarket’s Pickering College. Get in the holiday spirit by visiting five homes decorated… Read More

Sharon Soundbites: The Elwins at the Temple

The first ever Sharon Soundbites was an amazing event! Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the first of our music series. We are hoping to grow Sharon Soundbites with each year! The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum loves any chance to have our site filled with music. The Children of… Read More

Cheers to Canada’s 150th!

On Saturday, July 1st, the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum held its Canada Day Community Celebration from 11-6. While the weather threatened to advance, thankfully it held off, and we had a lovely day! We started off the day by making acquaintances with some of our local wildlife.We opened the event with an… Read More

2nd Annual Heritage Celebration

On June 8th we celebrated our 2nd Annual Heritage Celebration! For those who are wondering, what exactly is Heritage Celebration, it is one of the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum’s main fundraising events. The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum is a not for profit site that is run by the Sharon… Read More

It’s National Aboriginal Day!

Lake Simcoe was part of the territory called Wendake, home to the Wendat Nation. The French called it Huronia and it was a part of the territory the French called Pays d’en Haut. The Wendat name for Lake Simcoe was Ouentarionk, meaning big beautiful lake. Their names for Georgina and Thorah Island were Haskaont and… Read More

York Region District School Board’s Heritage Fair

On Saturday May 13th, 2017 the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum was honoured to have the opportunity to run two programs at the York Durham Region Heritage Fair. We had a great time running our programs and meeting many talented and bright students. One of our programs was “Creating A Culture”, which allowed… Read More

Easter Games at Vivian Creek Park

We had a great time participating in the Town of East Gwillimbury’s Easter Event at Vivian Creek Park! Although it rained throughout the entire event, the rain didn’t stop families from coming down to participate in the egg hunt, check out the petting zoo, and challenge themselves to some of our games. We put on an obstacle course, an egg race, and good… Read More

The Art of Courting

Being Fit to Court How to Be a Gentleman To be a gentleman in the Victorian Era, you should stand up the first time a lady enters a room or takes her final leave, and you must always open the door for a lady, as long as you are in reasonable proximity to it. A… Read More

Welcome to Our New Website!

We are so excited to share this new website with you! It has been a long time coming, and thank you for bearing with us. On this new website you will find visiting hours and information on group tours, education, and camps. You will also find our upcoming exhibits, events, contact information and links to… Read More