TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - This summer, visit Ontario Heritage Trust
museums to learn more about Ontario's history. Through the experiences
of ordinary and extraordinary people from our past, these sites bring
Ontario's story to life.
The opening dates for this season are:
Niagara Apothecary, Niagara-on-the-Lake - May 11 to September 2
See how pharmacists practised their profession 150 years ago, with rows
of patent medicines and "miracle cure-alls" for everything from hair
loss to tuberculosis. Also open weekends from Labour Day to
Thanksgiving. Operated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site, Dresden - May 18 to October 25
Discover Josiah Henson, an abolitionist minister who escaped slavery and
overcame unbelievable odds to find freedom in Canada. The annual
Emancipation Day celebration - a highlight of the season - is on
Saturday, August 3.
Fulford Place Tea Room, Brockville - May 25 to September 1
Come for tea at this opulent mansion overlooking the St. Lawrence River
and see how a millionaire entrepreneur and his family lived in the
early 1900s. The seasonal tea room offers treats and refreshments; the
museum is open year-round.
Homewood Museum, Maitland (near Brockville) - June 15 to September 1
Explore one of the oldest houses in Ontario where generations of the
Jones family lived, including a descendant who developed an
internationally renowned variety of apple. Bring the children for the
annual Family Day celebration on Sunday, July 28.
Inge-Va, Perth - June 15 to September 1
Learn about the compelling saga of the Radenhurst family and the early
19th-century home that tells their fascinating story through the
archaeological artifacts found on the property.
Mather-Walls House, Kenora - June 24 to August 24
Discover the house built by John Mather, an enterprising businessman who
formed the Keewatin Lumbering and Manufacturing Company in the late
1800s. It was one of three nearly identical houses built for his
employees. Operated by the Lake of the Woods Historical Society.
Macdonell-Williamson House, Chute-à-Blondeau - July 6 to August 25
Visit the former home of John Macdonell, a fur trader with the North
West Company in the early 1800s who sponsored construction of the first
steamboat on the Ottawa River. The site is managed by the Friends of Macdonell-Williamson House/Les Amis de la maison
The Ontario Heritage Trust also owns the following museums and historic
sites, which offer tours and special programming year-round:
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in Toronto
Parliament interpretive centre in Toronto
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre in Toronto
Sir Harry Oakes Chateau (Museum of Northern History) in Kirkland Lake,
operated by the City of Kirkland Lake
Find out the hours, admission rates and location of these Ontario Heritage Trust museums.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting
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SOURCE: Ontario Heritage Trust
For further information:
For information about the Ontario Heritage Trust's museums, contact Catrina Colme at 416-325-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.