Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tourism Thursdays

Tourism Thursdays 

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

Mothers day weekend is upon us, have you gotten your mothers/sisters/aunts or motherly figures anything yet? Well this weekend is full of activities in Elgin County for you to experience! 

Sunday May 13th at the Kettle Creek Golf and Country Club in Port Stanley enjoy a mothers day brunch! From 9am-2pm, just call or email for reservations.

Another great event is mothers day open house at Mac Lilley Farms it’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day. 
If you live near Dutton, ON, take the family on a leisurely drive through the countryside to visit the mares and foals at a Standardbred breeding farm!
On Sunday, May 13, Mac Lilley Farms in Dutton, ON, will be opening their farm to the general public for a special Mother’s Day Open House, showcasing their mares, foals, stallions and facilities, providing a great opportunity for people who don’t normally have a chance to visit a horse farm to connect with the horses and the people in the Standardbred industry.
This event is FREE to the general public!
The Lilley family, who own and operate Mac Lilley Farms, have been in the business of breeding, training and racing Standardbred horses for over 45 years, with 57 broodmares, of which seven have foals on the ground, and five stallions on site.
Please contact (519) 762-3423 for more information.

What’s happening at the Museum?

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. 

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