Media Advisory - Homewood Museum opens June 12

MAITLAND, ON, June 8 /CNW/ -

    
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    Opening dates:     Saturday, June 12 to Sunday, September 5, 2010
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    Hours of
     operation:        Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                       Open Canada Day (July 1)
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    Location:          Highway 2 between Maitland and Prescott
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    Admission:         $3 for adults (including seniors)
                       $1.50 for students under 16
                       $2 per person for groups of 15 or more
                       $6 passport offers combined admission to both Homewood
                       Museum and Fulford Place in Brockville
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    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
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Visit Homewood Museum this summer for guided tours and special events. The annual Homewood Family Day, an event featuring free activities with admission for visitors of all ages, will be held July 25.

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 c. 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. Donated to the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1974, Homewood was restored with the help of Invista Canada (formerly DuPont Canada) and Parks Canada.

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: For further 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


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