Media Advisory - Homewood Museum opens June 13



    
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    Opening dates:  Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, August 30, 2009  including
                    Canada Day (July 1)
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    Hours of        Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    operation:
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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
                    E-mail: homewood@heritagetrust.on.ca
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    MAITLAND, ON, June 8 /CNW/ - Come to Homewood Museum this summer for
guided tours and special events. The annual Homewood Family Day, a free event
for visitors of all ages, will be held July 26. Children can also be
registered for the interactive Archaeology Summer Day Camp from August 11 to
14.
    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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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,
E-mail: homewood@heritagetrust.on.ca


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