Whitehern Historic House & Garden Event

Wellness at Whitehern: A Historic Mental Health Tour
Until June 25, 2023 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Learn about the McQuestens’ experiences navigating mental illness in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the life of Margaret Edna, the youngest McQuesten daughter. Using archival resources, the tour will discuss some of their mental health experiences, coping mechanisms, and the family support.  We will talk about caregiver fatigue, societal stigma, and how socio-economic status affects access to resources. The tour will be followed by a wellness activity in the Whitehern gardens. Please be advised that this tour will include mature topics.


Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson St. W, Hamilton
Target Audience: 
18+ years. Younger participants are welcome at guardian discretion.
$15 per person. Pre-registration required. Limited tickets available.