Hi Tucker House Community! 

Out with summer, in with fall! Our busy summer months have continued straight into the autumn season! Here is our seasonal update of all things Tucker House!
Change is in the Air!
 
There is no debate that one of the most spectacular features of autumn are the beautiful red, yellow and orange hues that surround us as the trees prepare for the harsh winter months.
 
Have you noticed that the colours are not as vibrant this year? Experts believe the unseasonably hot temperatures observed at the beginning of the fall have delayed the changing of leaf colour across Ontario.  
 
Although we love all things green at Tucker House, we strive to inspire sustainable living to reduce our collective impact on climate that leads to changes such as this. To help us stay true to our mission, donate today. Your donations support our educational programs that encourage our community to adopt environmentally friendly and sustainable practices to mitigate climate change together!
  
P.S. Check out the Ontario Parks website for prime leaf-peeping times near you!     

 

You're Cordially Invited to a Confederation-Era Masquerade!

The time has come to celebrate our largest fundraising event of the year! Next week,            Tucker House Renewal Centre presents its 9th Annual Green Gala!

On Saturday, Nove mb er 4th at 7:00pm, join us in your best Confederation-Era and Masquerade atti re to su pport environmental education through  children's nature camps, sustainable living sessions, retreats, and outdoor educa tio n programs. Your support will allow u s to maintain and grow our charitable programs!




 
Wear your mask and ad opt the persona of a 19th century Clarence-Rockland socialite at the Tucker estate and n o one will know your true identity! You'll take a step back in time dancing to the ragtime and classical music of the era in the parlour just as the Tucker family did years ago! Enjoy the e vening with gourmet, locally produced, hors d'oeuvres and beverages while you peruse the silent auct ion. New to this year's Green Gala is an interactive history mystery entertainm ent feature you will not want to miss!  
Tucker House Renewal Centre before the Tucker Family 
 
Tickets are $65 (with a $40 charitable tax receipt).
 

Tucker House Renewal Centre...before the Tucker Family!

As you may know, the Tucker family settled in Clarence-Rockland in the mid 1800's developing the community with their multiple business ventures such as their brickyard, lumberyard, dairy farm and general store. But what you may not know is that the land on which Tucker House was built, is traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin nation.
 
At Tucker House, we feel it is important to recognize that this land's history does not begin with the Tuckers settling here. Tucker House is situated along the Ottawa River, which was a key component to Algonquin economic and social life in this area. The river was used both as a trade route and as a facilitator for large social gatherings.
 
We would like to acknowledge and share the significance of First Nation communities within Canada's historical context as well as the community of Clarence-Rockland. It is particularly important to reflect on this as we commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary and celebrate this year's Confederation-Era themed Green Gala.

Eco Networking Group: Building a Team of Environmental Educators!  

Fall doesn't just mean it is back to school for youth, it is also back to school for teacher candidates where they are heading to the first sessions of the Eco-Networking Group! The Eco-Networking Group was built from the SEED Educators program funded by the Ottawa Community Foundation . The Group helps teacher candidates become stronger, more confident environmental educators. They meet once a month to discuss environmental education themed topics, learn from guest speakers, share resources, and network. Through this group we hope to develop a team of environmental educations that have a widespread influence on sharing sustainable pr actices with their future students.
 
The most recent session focused on Loose Parts and Risky Play. Loose Parts
encourage children to interact with synthetic or natural materials that can me moved, combined or redesigned in creative and imaginative ways that modern toys cannot. Giving children the freedom to embrace Risky Play helps them develop their emotional resilience and regulate fear and anger.  
 
Teacher Candidates will observe these alternative teaching methods during their own field trip on November 3rd at the Ottawa Forest and Natu re School that focuses on Outdoor Education. 
If you are a teacher candidate or a teacher interested in learning more about Outdoor Education, join us on our field trip

Limited-time program: Can you uncover the secret of the Tuckers?  

With the cold weather looming, gather your friends and spend an evening at the Tucker Estate uncovering the Tuckers' secret!

The last heir of the Tucker family, Stephen Tucker XIII, has left specific instructions for you to inherit his family's secr et before it is lost for all of time! Explore the Georgian-style mansion and interact with rea l artifacts while following the clues he has left you!  
 
This interactive History  Mystery program is an educational, clue-based game that allows participants to handle real artifacts from the Tucker family and their many businesses. 

The program is perfect for those who love to challenge themselves with puzzles, want to learn more about the history of the Clarence-Rockland community and are looking for a fun-filled indoor activity! The adventure takes about 90 minutes start to finish and explores the entire mansion.  


Book your History Mystery today by email: bookings@maisontuckerhouse.ca 
or call 613 446 2117 x 2

$75 for groups up to 5 players; $90 for 6 players. 
 
This program is made possible by the Province of Ontario and Ontario150.


Tucker House Mobile History Mystery, for groups up to 15 players is also available!

Both programs are excellent for those who enjoy "Escape Rooms", history, or are looking for a team-building opportunity. 
 
Ongoing programs 

Choose Tucker House for Your Next Event
No matter the time of the year, Tucker House Renewal Centre is the place for you to host your next retreat, wedding, special event or business meeting. The changing landscape across the seasons makes a perfect backdrop for your outdoor event. Tucker House sleeps up to twenty-three people, so all your guests can stay the night! Business meetings will be hassle free with provided projector equipment and a table large enough to sit twenty people. To book your next stay, email bookings@maisontuckerhouse.ca.
 
Eco-Smart Workshops
Are you looking for ways to adopt sustainable practices in your life, but don't know where to start? Look no further! Tucker House Renewal Centre has the perfect workshop for you whether you want to focus on energy, sustainable and healthy food or living more simply! All workshops are available in French and English. For more information visit our website. 

Upcoming Events

  • Friday November 3rd 8:30am-12:30pm: Eco Networking Group, Ottawa and Forest Nature School Field Trip
  • Saturday, November 4th 10:00pm: 9th Annual Green Gala , 1731 Tucker Rd, Rockland, ON K4K 1K7
  • For a limited time only: History Mystery Adventure Program
     

Thank you to the following for funding our educational programs: