The Cranbrook History Centre cordially requests your attention and attendance at our one of a kind 1867 Gala Supper on March 10, 2018. This event is not for the faint of heart, but for the gentlemen and ladies that are eager to immerse themselves in the elegance to be had in a proper upscale event.

We shall live through history past through the stories of Prime Minister John A. MacDonald; George Brown, Leader of the Opposition, and his wife Anne Nelson Brown; and of course, Cranbrook’s first customs agent, local pioneer Henry Seelye.

This is an interactive dinner where the ladies will learn the language of the fan, and the gentlemen will learn how to interpret. We will also learn the proper etiquette of that time through language, demonstrations and fun. This will allow guests the opportunity to put their newfound skills to use at any future events of similar nature.

The local 1813 Army Cadets will be assisting in the event by ensuring that each table is plated and served in a manor that one would expect at such an event.

We also must note that the pianist of the evening will be Arne Sahlen and singing will be Loraine Butler. Arne will be playing on the 1864 Broadward & Son’s Concert Grand Piano that is made of Rosewood with original ivory keys, that will be taken out just for the guests enjoyment.

So if one is wanting to learn what true elegance and proper etiquette would be, we would love to be your hosts for the evening.

Tickets are available at the Cranbrook History Centre or over the phone at 250-489-3918 until March 3rd at 5:00pm. For more information, you can contact Events Coordinator, Maddie Wallace at

Thank you for your time, and we hope that you will be able to attend.