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Upcoming Events at The Commissariat

Click here to see the combined events calendar for all Provincial Historic Sites

 

Daily Experiences

Included with price of admission.

May 19, 2018

  • Guided Tour - Join one of our interpreters for a personalized tour of one of the oldest buildings in St. John's.

  • Try Your Hand - Try your hand at writing with a quill and ink - it's harder than it looks. Head upstairs to try out some 19th century toys and games.

  • Dress-Up Closet - Try on some early 19th century fashions while on the second floor.

  • Get Creative - Make your own shadow puppet in the Carriage House.

  • For the Kids - Pick up the scavenger hunt from the front desk to guide your family through the Commissariat.

  • On the Grounds - Borrow a picnic blanket from the front desk to enjoy a nice day out on our grounds. Explore the plants in our vegetable and herb garden.

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

 

Weekly Experiences

Historic Foodways and Demonstrations

May 19, 2018, 9:30 am

See if anything is cooking in our historic kitchen

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

Newfoundland Chocolate Company

166 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL A1C 1G2
Telephone: 709.579.0099
Fax: 709.579.6304
- See more at: http://www.newfoundlandchocolatecompany.com/about/contact-us/#sthash.Kg5sGH0F.dpuf

Newfoundland Chocolate Company

166 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL A1C 1G2
Telephone: 709.579.0099
Fax: 709.579.6304
- See more at: http://www.newfoundlandchocolatecompany.com/about/contact-us/#sthash.Kg5sGH0F.dpuf

Newfoundland Chocolate Company

166 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL A1C 1G2
Telephone: 709.579.0099
Fax: 709.579.6304
- See more at: http://www.newfoundlandchocolatecompany.com/about/contact-us/#sthash.Kg5sGH0F.dpuf

Newfoundland Chocolate Company

166 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL A1C 1G2
Telephone: 709.579.0099
Fax: 709.579.6304
- See more at: http://www.newfoundlandchocolatecompany.com/about/contact-us/#sthash.Kg5sGH0F.dpuf

 

The Commissariat at 200 - Regency Party

Ticketed event

June 9, 2018

Join us to celebrate 200 years of The Commissariat with Regency dancing, food and games. Historically accurate clothing would be admired but isn't required for the event.

Tickets: $25
For more information, contact: Tel: (709) 729-6730,
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

Discovery Days at The Commissariat

Free event

June 23, 2018, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Discovery Days in St. John's by exploring life in the 1830s.

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

 

Discovery Days at The Commissariat

Free event

June 24, 2018, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Discovery Days in St. John's by exploring life in the 1830s.

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

 

Historic Places Day

July 7, 2018, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Historic places tell us the stories that brought Canada to life, teach us about our heritage in a way history class can't, and give us a sense of identity. Celebrate Historic Places Day with a visit to one of our Provincial Historic Sites!

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

 

Doors Open

Free event

September 1, 2018

September (weekend to be determined)

Explore The Commissariat during Doors Open weekend - you might be surprised at what you find.


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

 

Concert by candlelight – Rube & Rake

Ticketed event

September 7, 2018, 7pm - 9pm

Rube & Rake is a folk/roots duo based out of St. John's, NL, with a primary focus on creating sparse, stripped down songs. While many performers often look to expand their arrangements, the duo has found the opposite works best for them, allowing their harmonies and delivery of lyrics to come to the forefront.


Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730, Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

Hearthside Supper

Ticketed event

October 20, 2018

Help prepare a delicious meal the 19th-century way in the historic kitchen at The Commissariat with Lori McCarthy of Cod Sounds. Then enjoy your meal in our beautiful dining room by candlelight.


For more information,
Tel: (709) 729-6730,
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

Christmas at the Commissariat

Festive Family Fun

November 17, 2018, 10am – 3pm

Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Explore the house during our daytime event where you can enjoy traditional seasonal greenery, holiday music, a taste of Christmas pudding, a sip of hot chocolate, crafts, costumed portraits, and more!

Freadmission
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730, Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Tel: (709) 729-6730,
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

Christmas at the Commissariat

Festive Family Fun

November 18, 2018, 10am – 3pm

Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Explore the house during our daytime event where you can enjoy traditional seasonal greenery, holiday music, a taste of Christmas pudding, a sip of hot chocolate, crafts, costumed portraits, and more!

Freadmission
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730, Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Tel: (709) 729-6730,
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

Christmas at Commissariat

Christmas by Candlelight

November 23, 2018, 7pm – 9pm

Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Join characters from Colonial St. John's as you tour The Commissariat by candlelight. Enjoy warm cider by the fire, sing-along carols, and make a natural craft to take home. Be sure to dress warmly!


Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
For more information, contact: Tel:(709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

 

Christmas at Commissariat

Christmas by Candlelight

November 24, 2018, 7pm – 9pm

Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Join characters from Colonial St. John's as you tour The Commissariat by candlelight. Enjoy warm cider by the fire, sing-along carols, and make a natural craft to take home. Be sure to dress warmly!


Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
For more information, contact: Tel:(709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca