Each year, Homer Watson House & Gallery (HWHG) hosts “Spirit Season,” an annual fundraiser in celebration of Homer Watson’s fascination and involvement with the spiritualist movement. This year, as part of Spirit Season, we are hosting a number of events such as a Launch Party, Spirit Market, our first annual cocktail-making experience, “Watson’s Apothecary”, readings, and more. The events will take place on various days starting Saturday, October 14th, to Sunday, October, 30th.

Throughout the duration of these events, we expect to welcome a variety of demographics to the picturesque Grounds at Homer Watson House & Gallery ranging from young adults to local families. We aim to encourage participation in a series of thoughtful activities dedicated to highlighting the importance of spiritualism to Homer Watson while fostering community engagement and an appreciation for the arts.

Launch Party

Friday October 14, 2022 | 6-10pm

Spirit Lectures & Workshops

Connected to the themes of Spirit Season included as part of the launch party. Join Linda Grace for a Q&A session, Psychism 101, Oracle/Angel Card Reading workshop, Pendulum workshop and learn about Energy Healing/Energy Vampires. Plus The Ontario Paranormal Society with a Q&A panel.

Mini Card Readings

15 minute Mini Card Readings* will be hosted in the Coach House with Doug Chase
*Readings are first come, first served. Sign up at the front desk. Must arrive at Coach House 5 minutes prior to time slot.


Ghost tours, cemetery tours, spiritualism tours led by HWHG Curator as part of the Launch Party.

Art Activities

Paint your own Planchette,  create a Nocturne Painting or an Astronomical Abstract. No experience necessary – all supplies included.

Launch Party Schedule

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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