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Laura Secord Homestead Public Open House
Laura Secord Homestead Public Open House

Queenston, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce the grand reopening of its Laura Secord Homestead with a public open house to be held on Saturday, June 18. The open house will take place from 2 – 5 p.m. with tours every half hour. Admission on this special day will be by donation.

Recent upgrades to the homestead include the creation of new exhibit space featuring “Women of War”, as well as a new welcome centre, snack bar and retail space. The Queenston Chapel, an 1860’s Methodist Church has also been moved onto the property and restored to its original gothic inspired appearance. Accessibility and health standards of the site have been increased, and the facility will now be able to extend its tourism season.

This is the first of three War of 1812 heritage site redevelopment projects that NPC will unveil this summer, followed by Old Fort Erie on July 1 and McFarland House on July 22. Funding for all three projects was made possible thanks to the generous contributions made by the governments of Canada and Ontario. In total, $8.94 million ($4.47 million each) has been directed toward the restoration of NPC’s War of 1812 sites.

Laura Ingersoll Secord, a Canadian heroine of the War of 1812 is best known for warning British forces of an impending American attack that led to the British victory at the Battle of Beaverdams on June 24, 1813. The Laura Secord Homestead is located at 29 Queenston Street in the village of Queenston, just off the scenic Niagara Parkway, and only a short walk from the Bruce Trail and the Niagara River Recreation Trail. The homestead features authentic furnishings of the 1812 period, interpretive tours and educational programming.

The Laura Secord Homestead is owned by The Niagara Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario. It is NPC’s mission to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while remaining financially self-sufficient.

For more details please visit www.niagaraparks.com

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