Hop in your car and follow the convoy of participants as they get an in-depth look into the history of select sites ranging from Dalkeith, to the St-Eugene and Hawkesbury areas with the Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s “Historical Driving Tour” on June 15, 2019. Join the group as it visits numerous historic sites, with a speaker at each unique location.
The tour will leave from Dalkeith at 8:30 a.m. and will be visiting a variety of historic locations. These include a WWII airfield at St-Eugene, and the Macdonell-Williamson House in Pointe Fortune, built in 1817 by John Macdonell, a fur trader and eventual partner in the North West Company. According to the Ontario Heritage Trust, the Macdonell-Williamson House is a beautiful example of modified Palladian architecture influenced by a combination of both 16th-century Italian and ancient Roman tastes. From this stately home, the tour will cross the picturesque Ottawa River on the ferry at Pointe Fortune, visit the almost 200-year-old St. Mungos church, then head to Le Chenail Cultural Center situated in an 1832 stone building on a small island on the Ottawa River at Hawkesbury.
Tickets are $40 per person and $35 for members of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum. This includes access to all sites, lunch with entertainment, and a morning and afternoon snack. The $10 per car ferry crossing is extra. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Meet fellow history lovers and engage in this unique community experience!
Whether you’re a well-versed history buff, or just looking for a fun and educational day trip, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s “Historical Driving Tour” is the perfect opportunity to partake in a truly unique adventure and celebrate the Father’s Day weekend.
Registration is limited, call the Glengarry Pioneer Museum at 613-527-5230 or email [email protected] to book.
Visit http://glengarrypioneermuseum.ca/events/historical-driving-tour/ to reserve your spot online.