An evening with Mr. Dickens

Adapted and Performed by John D. Huston

A Victorian House Concert at The Marr Residence

For the past twenty-nine Decembers, veteran solo performer, John D. Huston has packed his trunk, grown his beard and trundled off to towns and cities recreating the tours and performances of Victorian author, Charles Dickens to full houses and standing ovations.

Like his 19th century counterpart, Huston performs A Christmas Carol narrating and playing all the characters from Scrooge to Tiny Tim using a remarkable range of accents, and body language. Barnstorming across the country, he performs in theatres; historic buildings and private homes. His astonishing tour de force presentation has been acclaimed as “mesmerizing,” “powerful” and “Christmas magic” by reviewers across the country.

Seasonal Refreshments will be served.

Monday November 29- Friday December 3 (7:30 p.m.)
At the Marr Residence (326 11th St. East)
Limited seating.
Tickets ($25.00) order online HERE.

Masks are your personal choice

2022 Summer Heritage Walking Tours!

In collaboration with the Friends of the Forestry Farm and the Marr Residence, the Saskatoon Heritage Society is excited to present our slate of 2022 Summer Heritage Walking Tours!

The SHS tours of Old Nutana (August 14th) and the Moose Jaw Trail (September 18th) will have limited participation and registration will be required by either messaging Saskatoon Heritage Society through their Facebook page or by emailing

2022 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon

Join us for a virtual tour at this year’s Heritage Festival of Saskatoon!

Explore Saskatoon’s rich heritage from past to present at the Heritage Festival of Saskatoon, Feb 26th – March 6th. This free, family event runs over 9 days with both virtual and in-person events, including virtual exhibits, Speaker Series, tours, games, Heritage Variety Night at the Roxy Theatre, Free Admission Day at the Western Development Museum and more!

Over 40 heritage and cultural organizations gather virtually at

The Speaker Series features talks with authors, artists, educators and historians including: Patricia Choppinet & Érik Tremblay, Robin & Arlene Karpan, Lisa Bird-Wilson, Lesa Mayes Stringer & Mamadou Ka.

The Heritage Variety Night at the Roxy Theatre on March 3rd features a look at Saskatoon in the past and present with host City Archivist Jeff O’Brien, cultural artists TJ Warren, Kiela Caudillo, Joseph Desjarlais, Alma Flamenco, and Jennifer Zhao, ending with Kerrville, a musical & poetic tribute to Saskatoon’s Don Kerr.

The festival wraps up with Free Admission Day at the Western Development Museum on March 6th and afternoon entertainment by The Whiskey Jerks.

Visit for our schedule and details on all activities.

Funded in part by Canadian Heritage, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and Business for the Arts.

Marr Donor Campaign Acknowledgement

The Roof after repair

The Marr Residence thanks those supporters who have donated to the Marr Residence Donor Campaign.   These donation have aided in a new roof being put on the house and also to help with necessary upkeep.  

Helen Aldridge
Sue Barrett
Alan Deschner & Susan Whiting
Jason & Elizabeth Everitt ( decedent of the Marr Family )
Joan Feather
Della Marshall
Shannon Seymore
Jan Robbins
Don Torrie

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

performed by John D. Huston

Monday November 29- Friday December 3 (7:30 p.m.)

At the Marr Residence 326 11th St. East

Limited seating.

Tickets ($25.00) order online at or phone 306-653-5191

Masks and proof of vaccination required.

Marr Update

In April of 2021 the citizens of Saskatoon were made aware of the need for major repairs to the roof of the historic Marr Residence. The Marr Residence is grateful to all those who reached out to voice support for the project and with offers of financial support.

Working with the City of Saskatoon funds have been designated towards this project. The Marr is also extremely grateful to the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation, who have chosen the Marr Residence to receive a grant.

The Marr Residence and the City of Saskatoon have worked together to create a way for you to be able to make a donation to the Marr Residence and receive a charitable donation receipt. Donations will be accepted through the Marr Residence and a charitable receipt will be issued to you by the City of Saskatoon. Your donation will ensure reserve funds for future maintenance work on the Marr Residence.

To donate you can e-transfer to:

Please include a separate email with your name, address, email and phone number for a receipt to be issued


You can send a cheque to the Marr Residence at 326 11th St. East, Saskatoon S7N 0E7

Thank you for your gift.

The Marr Residence is also announcing that we will re-open on Sunday September 5th. Our presenter will be David Carpenter, who will be a doing readings from his book “Education of Augie Merasty”. Free tickets can be booked by calling the Marr Residence at 306-652-1201. Any donations at the event will be gratefully accepted.

The Marr Residence Board of Directors