Adult Programs

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The Stratford Perth Museum has something for everyone. For adults, we offer programs such as guided tours of the museum, lectures, and other exhibit-related content. The programs below are offered year-round. Special one-time programs will be posted under Events, as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter. For additional information about indoor or outdoor museum visits or to book a tour or program, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs, at 519-393-5315, or by .


Printing ABCs

An Introduction to Traditional Letterpress Printing

  • Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at the Stratford Perth Museum
    12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Registration is due by Friday, May 12th
    Session cost is $60 + HST, due by May 12th 
    Class size limited to 4

-Recommended for adults and students ages 14 and up
-No previous letterpress experience required
-All workshop materials and tools included

Join us at The Stratford Perth Museum for a hands-on workshop featuring the traditional craft of letterpress printing. See, feel, and experience the art of design and re-discover the beauty of hands-on creativity. With guidance from our instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to print with an antique printing press. So, roll up your sleeves and print your own letterpress keepsake!

This workshop will be led by Mike Pomeroy, our Print Shop Coordinator. You will learn the basics of letterpress printing, including a brief introduction to the history of printing, knowledge and techniques of printing processes, how to hand-set type, inking the form, and printing using an authentic period printing press. This workshop is intended for those interested in furthering their Letterpress Printing experience.

Aprons and gloves will be supplied as needed, but please wear old clothes, as ink may not wash out.
Close-toed shoes are required.

For more information, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at 519-393-5315 or by

  • About Mike Pomeroy:
    Mike Pomeroy creates traditional letterpress art. Together with Marlene Pomeroy, he works in their Stratford Artists’ Studio known as Binding Impressions. Mike has learned his craft from formal workshop training and working relationships with some of the most respected letterpress printers in Canada and the USA. He has restored several antique printing presses, including his 1895 Iron Hand press, and is currently restoring the letterpress equipment and print shop at the Stratford Perth Museum.


Fashioning History: Clothing & Society

A Lecture Series by Joseph Hisey

REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING 2017!

Join us for an insightful, informative series that looks at the effect of textiles and clothing on the development of western society.

Beginning in the late medieval period, lecturer Joseph Hisey will lead us through a 500-year survey of the socio-economic and political aspects of cloth and its expression through personal identity and dress. His presentations are enlightening, revealing and witty.

Sunday Afternoons 1:30—3:30
March 5 to April 30 (no session on April 16, Easter weekend)

$10 per session
$70 for the full series of 8 sessions
(HST not included)
Includes admission to the Museum and all exhibits

To register, contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education & Public Programs by  or call 519-393-5315.

Seating is limited to 45.

For more information, click here.


 Guided Museum Tours

We offer guided tours of the museum year round for groups and individuals. It is recommended that you book ahead if you would like a guided tour, so that we can make sure we have a guide available!

 Tour and Tea

Join us for a guided tour of the museum, followed by tea and goodies. Group size restrictions may apply. Please contact Kayla Droog for details.

The cost of this program varies depending on the type of refreshments and the length of the program.


Printing Fun – Make an Impression

Join us at The Stratford Perth Museum to learn about the rich history of letterpress and experience this early method of printed communication. This is a one-hour session full of learning and hands-on fun.

We will begin with a 15-minute introduction to letterpress printing. For the rest of the hour, participants can try their hand at printing on an antique proof press, and create a keepsake card.

Led by Mike Pomeroy, our Print Shop Coordinator, this is an opportunity to learn some of the basics of letterpress printing using an authentic period proof press.

For more information or to book this program, please contact Kayla Droog.
Bookings for this program must be made at least 2 weeks prior to your visit. 
Cost will vary depending on the size of the group. Restrictions may apply.


Snowshoeing and Skatingice-skating-web

In the winter months, we offer snowshoeing on our walking trails! Snowshoe rental is included in the price of regular admission. Please ask at the front desk if you would like to borrow a pair.

Weather permitting, we have a skating rink on our front lawn in the winter months. Bring your own skates, and use our rink for free at any time! Our rink is lit in the evenings, so you can use it outside of Museum hours as well!


Walking Trails

Our property includes over 1.5km of walking trails that are free to use at any time. The start of the trails is located at the rear of the Museum building. Guided walking tours are also available on their own, or as part of an indoor Museum tour. Guided outdoor visits for children’s groups can also include map and compass-reading, and cooperative games.

A map of our walking trails is available. Please inquire at the front desk. The trails are man-made each summer, so they may not be exactly as shown on the map.



Looking for a museum experience that is not listed here? Contact Kayla Droog to discuss creating a custom program for your group.