July 26th – 31st is the final week of #HistoricPlacesDays!
Check out the events below hosted by The National Trust for Canada, heritage enthusiasts, and participating places across the country to finish off this year’s #HistoricPlacesDays.
Throughout the month of July, the Aurora Historical Society has been hosting an ‘Around the House’ Instagram series. Tune-in to see a special feature for two of their videos on The National Trust for Canada’s Instagram account @nationaltrustca and to learn more about the Gothic Revival Style of Hillary House.
July 27th, 2021 | 10AM ET | Instagram
Tune-in to The National Trust for Canada’s social media pages to meet the Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors, Catherine, Fawn, and Mahnoor and to listen to them talk about their favourite historic sites!
July 27th, 2021 | 1PM ET | Instagram
Join the Shingwauk Residential School Centre staff for a virtual tour of the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School property. The tour will take you through the grounds, buildings, and the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition. There will also be time for questions at the end of the tour.
July 28th, 2021 | 11AM ET | Zoom & Facebook Live
Click here to watch the tour on YouTube!
The Hidden Gems of the Bytown Museum. As part of The National Trust’s Canada Historic Places Days join Manager of Visitor Experience Steve Mattiussi in discovering the hidden gems in and around the Bytown Museum in Ottawa.
The Bytown Museum is Ottawa’s oldest community museum, and is housed in the national capital’s oldest stone building, the Commissariate, built in 1827 during the construction of the Rideau Canal. Through this short video series we’ll share some stories and secrets about the artefacts, architecture, and area that have helped shape our museum and our city over the last 195 years.
July 29th, 2021 | 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM ET | Instagram
Join us as Natalie Bull, Executive Director of the National Trust for Canada, tours the Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island. Discover the restoration and conservation of the iconic Van Horne livestock barn, as well as Sir William Van Horne’s vast house and bathhouse/artist’s hideaway. Ministers Island is one of the foremost cultural and heritage tourism destinations in the Charlotte Coastal Region of the Bay of Fundy of New Brunswick. Lying in the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay near St. Andrews, NB, the 500-acre island is reached by driving over the seafloor.
July 30th, 2021 | 10:30 AM ET / 11:30 AT |Zoom
Click here to watch on YouTube.
Join Black Creek Pioneer Village to go behind the scenes as we explore the many stories (and storeys) of our grist mill on Facebook Live! The mill was originally located in Amelisburg, ON, where it was owned and operated by the Roblin Family. We’ll take you on a virtual tour through the mill as we explore just how a grist mill works and how we keep this old machine going!
July 31st, 2021 | 2PM ET | Facebook