LIVING HISTORY TOURS
Ralph Connor House Tours
Step back in time when you visit this early turn of the centurymansion built in 1914. This mansion is fondly referred to as the Ralph Connor House, located at 54 West Gate in historic Armstrong'sPoint 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 theJacobethan Revival style of architecture. This can be seen bythe red tapestry brick with limestone dressings, stone mullions and bay windows. Once inside , you will find an interiorrich 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 thehouse.
- In 2009, the house was designated as a National Historical Site.
- Tour the charm of a 1914 home to see and learn more aboutthis 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 1917The program focuses on “The Changing Roles of Women During the 1st World War”, relating tostrands in the grades 6 & 11 Social Studies curriculum. Performers provide hands-onactivities. Students travel to different rooms in the house, meeting a woman in herperiod 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 theoffice at 204-954-7880, email your request at email@example.com or go online.
Presented by Friends of The Ralph Connor House