Media Advisory - Homewood Museum opens for the summer June 9

MAITLAND, ON, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ -

Opening dates: Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, September 2, 2012
Hours of operation: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Highway 2 between Maitland and Prescott
Admission: Adults and seniors $3
Students (16 and under) $1.50
Group rate (15 or more visitors) $2 per person
Passport (combined admission to Fulford Place in Brockville) $6
Contact: For more information or to make a reservation, please contact:
Pamela Brooks
Coordinator, Eastern Ontario Museum Sites
Ontario Heritage Trust
287 King Street East
Brockville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-498-3003
Email: homewood@heritagetrust.on.ca

This summer, visit Homewood Museum for guided tours and events. A highlight of the season is the annual Homewood Family Day on Sunday, July 29. Fun events are planned for everyone, including wagon rides, performers, crafts and a War of 1812 re-enactor to honour the war's bicentennial.

One of the oldest houses in Ontario, Homewood was built by Dr. Solomon Jones, a Loyalist who came to Augusta Township with his young family around 1784. He was the area's first physician and the second member from Leeds County to be elected to the Parliament of Upper Canada (1796-1800). This large two-storey stone house (built in 1799-1800) reflects his aspirations and accomplishments. It remained in the Jones family for seven generations.

Homewood Museum is located between Maitland and Prescott, just over one hour from Ottawa. This National Historic Site is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.

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SOURCE Ontario Heritage Trust

For further information:

Pamela Brooks
Coordinator, Eastern Ontario Museum Sites
Ontario Heritage Trust
287 King Street East
Brockville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-498-3003
Email: homewood@heritagetrust.on.ca


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