Go behind the barriers and enjoy a relaxed & intimate workshop in the parlour of the Governor’s House (attached to the Huron Historic Gaol) for our first ever Party in the Parlour! Sharlene Bolen of Stitch Revival Studio will be leading a demonstration & knitting workshop based on her own work recreating historical textiles and patterns from the Huron County Museum’s collection. See the artefacts up close & get inspired to revive lost stitches from Huron’s past! Participants will start knitting their own counterpane based on a historical pattern.

December 9 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Registration is $19.50 (+ HST) or $16.50 (+ HST) for museum members. Includes session & instruction, stitchers’ supply kit & refreshments.

Space is very limited! Reserve your spot by calling the front desk at 519-524-2686 or emailing

Parties in the Parlour are small, intimate events at the Governor’s House at the gaol. Step behind the barriers to enjoy a class or program inside the Edwardian home once occupied by the gaoler, gaol matron & their family. Step back in time to 1901 by entering from the governor’s house front door (181 Victoria Street St. N/Highway 21) & enjoy cider and cookies.