Heritage Festival - 2019 Program

Weekend Activities

Tea Room, General Store, Exhibits, Quilting,
Group House Tours

General Store
Souvenirs, "Best of the Region" products, home baking
preserves, local crafts, collectibles, books, memorabilia,antiques, etc.

Heritage Tea Room
Tea, scones, heritage cream, homemade jellies, & jam
$5 per Person

Information: Tel: 613-676-2228
E-mail: housemw1817@bell.net
Website: www.mwhouse.ca
ADMISSION: $3 - Members and Children
( Free for 12 & under when accompanied by an adult)

House open - 11:00 to 4:00 pm




Friends of the Macdonell-Williamson House welcome
new members. Benefits include free admission
to all events at the House, a semi-annual
newsletter and a vote at General Meetings.
To join,download a membership form from the link at left or call us at 613-676-2228.

Tours of the Macdonell-Williamson House
are available throughout the summer upon
request for groups of 10 or more.
The cost of $10 per person includes a guided tour and complete English tea.
To reserve, call 613-676-2228


Directions to House

25 Rue des Outaouais, Chute a Blondeau, Ontario

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

HOUSE OPEN - 11:00 TO 4:00 PM

Heritage Festival Weekends - 2019 Schedule of Events


July Weekend Program

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 29th
Woodcarving with Gerdine Van Woudenberg (Chainsaw Carver).

Sunday, June 30th
Plant Exchange

Monday, July 1st
Open – event to be announced.


Saturday, July 6th
Open – event to be announced

Sunday, July 7th
Summertime Fun Fashion Show
with Lynn Gauvreau and more! $10.00 PP


Saturday, July 13th
Strawberry Social

Sunday, July 14th
Vankleek Hill Old Time Fiddlers


Saturday, July 20th
Glengarry Twistle Guild Spinners

Sunday, July 21st
Ceramic Creation Demo with Renée Delmé


Saturday, July 27st
Victorian High Tea with Isabel Belina
accompanied by guitarist -
$30.00 PP

Sunday, July 28th
Woolly Rug Hookers


August Weekend Program

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 3rd
Book Weekend with “Book Sale” and…

Sunday, August 4th - Authors:
Keith Henderson
Jean-Pierre Ste-Marie
Marie Desjardins


Saturday, August 10th
Discover Essentrics Class/Demo
with Beth Oldfield 1:30 2:30 pm


Sunday, August 11th
Children’s Fun Day with Little Ray’s Reptiles - $2.00 PP
Baked Goods Sale: baked beans, pastries and more!


Saturday, August 17th
Open – event to be announced.

Sunday, August 18th
Pointe-Fortune Friends Reunion


Saturday, August 24th
Open – event to be announced

Sunday, August 25th
Gaelic Choir


Saturday, August 31st
Finale Weekend

Sunday, September 1st
Finale Day with Family Picnic


Note: Events are FREE unless otherwise indicated!
For all “To be announced events” visit our website.

2019 Summer Program
Printable Schedule



This magnificent residence was built in 1817 on the Ottawa River by John
Macdonell (fur trader, partner in the North West Company, District Court
Judge, entrepreneur) for his Métis wife, Magdeleine Poitras and their 12 children.

In 1882, William Williamson and his wife, Mary Ellen Everett, acquired the
house. The Williamsons made several changes to the House and their
descendants preserved the property until it was expropriated for the
Québec Hydro project at Carillon in 1961

The Ontario Heritage Trust has owned this National Historic Site since 1978.

Friends of the Macdonell-Williamson House Inc. was appointed custodian in 1997.



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

Directions to House

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