LIVING HISTORY TOURS

Ralph Connor House Tours

Step back in time when you visit this early turn of the century  mansion built in 1914. This mansion is fondly referred to as the Ralph Connor House,  located at 54 West Gate in historic Armstrong's  Point  The Ralph Connor House derives its name from the pen-name of pioneer, author, historian and theologian, Charles William Gordon.

The exterior of the house is an example of the  Jacobethan Revival style of architecture. This can be seen by  the red tapestry brick with limestone dressings, stone mullions and bay windows. Once inside , you will find an interior  rich with woodwork of quarter cut oak, mahogany paneling, six fireplaces,  and a chandelier from Madison Avenue in New York. There are some original period pieces in the mansion from the first home owners of the  house.

  • In 2009, the house was designated as a National Historical Site.
  • Tour the charm of a 1914 home to see and learn more about  this historic building.
  • Guided tours of the house are available by booking through the office at 204-954-7880.

School Tours -  Living History Performers

Students can tour the Ralph Connor House 

The “Living History” program is designed to involve students in a two hour experience of life in 1917  The program focuses on “The Changing Roles of Women During the 1st World War”, relating to  strands in the grades 6 & 11 Social Studies curriculum. Performers provide hands-on  activities. Students travel to different rooms in the house,  meeting a woman in her  period role costume in each room,  who tells them about how her life has been changed by the 1st World War.

 

  • A two hour Living History tour
  • Tours available monthly September through June
  • $2.00 per student
  • Maximum – 60 students
  • School bus parking only on West Gate
  • Costumed performers provide a hands-on experience

Book your tour by calling the  office at 204-954-7880,  email your request at uwc@mymts.net or go online.

Presented by Friends of The Ralph Connor House 


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Living History Performers