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Upcoming Events at The Commissariat

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Discovery Days at The Commissariat

activities for the whole family

June 25, 2016, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Free admission and activities in honour of St. John's Days. 
Discover 1830s St. John's with fun for the whole family. Drop in to enjoy tasty
treats from our historic kitchen and fun crafts throughout the weekend: make
a shadow puppet, write with a quill pen and more!

For more information, contact:

Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

 

Sheesham & Lotus and Son

August 14, 2016

Famously referred to as "Mississippi Sheiks meet Doctor Seuss as curated by HG Wells" Sheesham and Lotus and 'Son have created a sonic and visual presentation of old time high stepping music which is completely unique. Fiddle, Banjo and Sousaphone make up the core of this outfit, complimented by Contrabass-Harmoniphonium, Harmonicas, and Jaw Harps, Bones and BuckDance, with great sibling harmonies.

The show has it's roots in the Vaudeville and Juke Joints of the American South, where Mississippi Riverfolk meet the Appalachian Highlanders; the blues meet he fiddle tunes with a rollicking and full flamed conviviality one might consider outrageous!

Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son have established themselves as an act that has it all, combining astounding musicianship and fearless grooves with a show that is dynamic and entertaining.

Doors open at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $20 and are available at
Freds Records and The Commissariat

For more information, contact:
Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

Doors Open

September 10, 2016

 

Christmas at the Commissariat

Kick off the Christmas season 1830s-style!

November 19, 2016

Two weekends of events!

Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes
and traditions of an 1830s Christmas in St. John's.

Nov. 19 - 20, Saturday & Sunday
Festive Family Fun, 11 am - 4 pm

Traditional seasonal greenery, holiday music, a taste of Christmas pudding and a sip of hot chocolate, Christmas crafts, portraits & more!

Nov. 25 - 26, Friday & Saturday evenings
Christmas by Candlelight, 7 - 9 pm

Warm cider by the fire, sing-along carols, outside activities and candlelit tours of the Commissariat with characters from Colonial St. John's. Dress warmly!

Admission: Non-perishable food item for the Community Food Sharing

For more information, contact:

Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

A Georgian Christmas Feast

a sites at night experience

December 8, 2016, 6:30 pm

Live like the lord of the manor and enjoy a six-course dinner prepared by Chef Roary MacPherson and his team.

Enjoy canapes and a drink in the parlour before being seated in the formal dining room. Enjoy four courses paired with wine. Retreat to the parlour
for cheese and port after dinner. Candlelight and halls decked with boughs -
what could be more festive? A great way to celebrate with friends or co-workers. Live for an evening in the Georgian era and see this beautiful Provincial Historic Site.

Six courses with wine pairing: $150 per person. Seating at 6 pm
Offered 2 nights: Dec, 8 & 9

For reservations, call The Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador at (709) 765 8483.