Heritage Festival - 2018 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 - 2018 Schedule of Events


July Weekend Program

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


Saturday, June 30th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.:
Soap Making Workshop with Tara Unsworth MacWhirter

Sunday, July 1st, 2:00 p.m.: Flag Raising Ceremony


Saturday, July 7th: Event to be announced

Sunday, July 8th: Event to be announced


Saturday, July 14th: Event to be announced

Sunday, July 15th: Woolly Rug Hookers


Saturday, July 21st: Glengarry Twistle Guild Spinners

Sunday, July 22nd: Event to be announced


Saturday, July 28th, 1:00-2:30 p.m. & 3:00-4:30 p.m.:
Victorian High Tea
with the “English Country Dancers” $30.00 pp.
Call Alice 450-451-5693 to reserve & pay for tickets by Visa or MasterCard
(Hats and fascinators encouraged)!

Sunday, July 29th, 1:00–3:30 p.m.:
Children’s Teddy Bear Picnic $5. pp.
Free for 12 & unders when accompanied by an adult.
Lunch, games, contests, prizes and more!


August Weekend Program

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

Saturday, August 4th: Event to be announced

Sunday, August 5th, 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 11th: Baked Goods & Baked Beans Sale
1:30 p.m,: “Vankleek Hill Old Time Fiddlers”

Sunday, August 12th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Dane Lanken - Speaker:
The History of the Munro & McIntosh Sleigh & Carriage Co. of Alexandria
c.1880 - 1920


Saturday, August 18th, 1:30–3:30 p.m.:
Woodturning Demo with Ann Patterson Anderson

Sunday, August 19th, 1:30–3:00 p.m.:
Pointe-Fortune Revisited (Friends get-together)!


Saturday, August 25th: Mega Garage Sale!
1:00 p.m. : Jean-Claude Larocque, Denis Sauvé, Speakers
« Étienne Brûlé » The Fur Trade

Sunday, August 26th , 1:00–4:00 p.m.:
Super Finale Day with our Family Picnic -
Corn Boil & Homemade Ice Cream
Mega Garage Sale continues,
and… “The Gaelic Choir”!

Come sit back and relax!


Note : Events are FREE unless otherwise indicated!
For all “to be announced events” visit our Website!


2018 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.

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