The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has invited Canadians to visit Kingston’s Bellevue House National Historic Site to celebrate Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200th birthday in January.
“The 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald is an important milestone as we near the 150th birthday of our great country in 2017,” said Aglukkaq, in a media release. “I invite all Canadians to join us at Bellevue House National Historic Site for a celebration of the man and his tremendous legacy.”
Bellevue House was the home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister, and his family.
Classified as a national historic site, Bellevue House will be open with free admission for special dates for a number of special events and activities to honor this event.
The site will be open with free admission on January 3 and 4, as well as from January 7 to 11, at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
During these opening dates, the public can see new exhibits about Sir John A. Macdonald, his political legacy, and the Fathers of Confederation.
There will be special presentations and entertaining family activities that include birthday celebrations on January 10.
Also on January 10 and 11, visitors will have the opportunity to share their national dream through an interactive digital exhibit, “A Country of Dreams”, with submissions to be used as the source for a future exhibit to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
The Government of Canada is involved in the Bellevue House events – and will be celebrating other major events, people and locations – as we near the country’s 150th birthday in 2017.
You can learnm more about Bellevue House at the Parks Canada website.
Photo source: Parks Canada