Lectures & Workshops

The charge for the service of a speaker is $75.00 plus HST per engagement, not to exceed two (2) hours in length. Additional time will be charged at the rate of $50.00 plus HST per hour. Mileage will be added for engagements outside of Burlington.


Payment is due upon arrival. Cheques may be made payable to Ireland House Museum.


We will require access to the room fifteen (15) minutes before the lecture to set up, and the same following the presentation to pack up.


We will require the following equipment:


· 1 table for the projector/laptop

· 1 projector screen or open wall

· 1 table to set up artifacts

· access to a three-pronged outlet


To book a lecture, or for more information, please call an Educator at 905-332-9888  


The Ireland Family



Take a step back in time as we learn about the Ireland House at Oakridge Farm, a historic house museum built in the 1830s by Joseph Ireland, and continually occupied by his descendants until 1985. Trace the family history through the generations and learn the various ways that each landowner made his or her mark on the farm and house. Tour the family home through a slideshow presentation, and enjoy a display of heritage artifacts from the museums’ collections.



Joseph Brant: The Man and the Museum



Learn about the unique life of Joseph Brant, from his early childhood in a longhouse, to retirement at the Head-of-the-Lake in Burlington. We will trace the events that led Joseph Brant to become a well-known historic figure, and take a tour through the museum that now stands in his memory. Enjoy viewing a selection of artifacts from the museums’ collections.



Early Burlington Settlers and Homes


Trace the history of the City of Burlington through its citizens and architecture. We will start with the first citizen of Burlington, Joseph Brant, and learn how his decision to settle at the Head-of-the-Lake influenced further settlement and growth in the area. Through photographs and artifacts, Burlington will be outlined as a lakefront community in all of its inceptions; both as a manufacturing town, and as a garden city. 


Discover more about the Ireland Family here.