Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tourism Thursdays

Tourism Thursdays are back! 

         Welcome back everyone! Now the Backus-Page House Museum is open again our regular hours. Tuesday through Friday 10am -4:30pm, & Weekends and holidays 12 - 4:30pm. We hope to see you in for a tour! 

         Come out the the Museum May 5th for our grand opening of our new exhibit! Trailblazers! Curated by our very own Delany Leitch. From 1-4pm come see our beautiful exhibit, where Lorne Spicer himself will make a short address, stay after for coffee and goodies!   

        “Western Elgin features numerous places to appreciate nature. this is largely due to the efforts of local conservationists. Throughout history, people from a variety of backgrounds have impacted how our community experiences and understands the landscapes we share. 
John. E. Pearce, Lorne Spicer and Dr. James Wellington Crane were three such individuals. Each of their stories demonstrate how love of community and nature are deeply connected.“

         Our next event at the museum is The Road to Culloden! A Scottish Living History Weekend! Saturday May 19th & Sunday May 20th 10:00 am - 4:00pm! 
         Step Back in time to 1745, and follow the loyal Scots through triumph and tragedy in their quest to reclaim the throne for Bonnie Prince Charles! 
         Battles, black-powder weapons demonstrations, historic merchants, a piper’s call, traditional singers, story tellers, the life of a jacobite solider, British Military Punishment and an historic church service are just a few of the things planned for this weekend! 

General Admission for ages 13+ is $8.00, 12 and under are free! 
Food is available at fair prices at the site. Proceeds to the Museum!

29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown. Approx, 10km south of Hwy #401. Take exit 149 and follow currie road south to Lakeview Line  (519)-762-3072. 

Sabrina Merks

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