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Centennial Open House: Nov. 8 – 22
November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 am - November 22, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Elsie Perrin Williams Estate Centennial Open House will recreate the house as close as possible to its state when Elsie Perrin and Dr. Hadley Williams lived there.
In 1934 Elsie Perrin Williams willed her beautiful 68 acre country estate and its Spanish Colonial revival house – built in 1917 – to the City of London. From 1984 to the present, the house has been used as a Special Event venue and public park for the London Public. Many of the furnishings are maintained in storage, but for the Centennial anniversary of this historic property, we are returning it to 1917.
Come and see the house as HLF returns it to Elsie’s time. Learn the story of the Williams and their legacy, the controversy over Elsie’s will, the history of the house and grounds. Take a guided tour of the house and attend some very special programming designed to focus on the era of the First World War and to reflect on Canada’s 150th birthday.
Elsie Perrin Williams Estate Centennial Project
Turning the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, built in 1917, back to Elsie and Hadley’s day:
Wednesday. November 8th – Wednesday November 22nd
Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, November 11th at 7:30pm:
Remembrance Day: “Poetry of the First World War”
A talk about poetry from the era given by D.M.R Bentley, Professor of English at Western University.
Sunday, November 12th at 4:30pm:
Best-selling historical fiction author Jennifer Robson discusses the inspiration for her novels, followed by afternoon tea.
Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30pm:
London in 1867
Talk by local historian Dan Brock, followed by Heritage trivia night and the culmination of London’s CityScape 150 Art and Photo Contest!
Saturday, November 25th at 7:30pm:
Soirée à Quatre Mains
Gems of the French Piano Duet repertoire from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, by Clark Bryan and Marion Miller.