Macdonell-Williamson House

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The Macdonell-Williamson House, known as "Poplar Villa" or "Scotus" was built by John Macdonell on his retirement circa 1817. It is located in Ontario on the Ottawa River adjacent to the village of Pointe-Fortune, at the border between Ontario and Quebec (Upper Canada and Lower Canada).The house was acquired in 1978 by the Ontario Heritage Foundation in order to save it from demolition. Extensive architectural and archeological investigations were carried out.

Today, Friends of the Macdonell-Williamson House Inc. is working to have the house become a cultural, historical and tourist centre, serving nearby counties and beyond.


The Macdonell-Williamson House will be open weekends during July and August.


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Sunday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. - 4 Authors

Keith Henderson, Speaker
From his latest novel, “ACQUA SACRA”

Kenneth Radu, Speaker
From his new collection of short stories, “NET WORTH

Frank Hicks, Speaker
From his novel, “MURDER IN A SMALL TOWN”

John Kalbfleish, Speaker
From his novel, “A STAIN UPON THE LAND”


Saturday, August 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Jean-Claude Larocque, Denis Sauvé, Speakers
« Étienne Brûlé » The Fur Trade


The 2018 Summer Program is now viewable
on the Weekend Events page.

Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.


To get to the House, take Highway 417 East or 40 West.
Then take Exit #1 for Pointe Fortune.
Follow the road signs.

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