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Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead Update

Join us in welcoming Lauren Marco back to the Homestead as temporary Museum Assistant. Lauren is doing a fantastic job at the Homestead. The Gift Shop has been re-arranged and is open for business Wednesday through Sunday from 11am ET to 4 pm ET.

The Brant County Heritage Committee has unanimously approved our request to replace the cedar roof with alternate roofing materials due to the increase in price of cedar shingles. They will forward their report to the Council for final approval. Thanks to the generous donation fo Mr. Archer and the County of Brant, sufficient funds are available for the roof of both the Homestead and the Pavilion. A Tourism Grant which has been applied for further upgrades to the Homestead and grounds is pending a decision.

Thank you to FWIC Board Director Linda Zelem, Staff, Committee & Volunteers preparations are underway for the 125th Anniversary of WI and the Annual General Meeting of FWIC/WI Canada being held at the Homestead on July 12th. Watch for further details on the FWIC website. A display honouring HRM Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee will be ready for celebrations. Thank you to Margaret Lang for her kind donation of the Royal Family memorabilia that will be part of the display.

Friends of Addie are looking for members. If you would like to support the Homestead, consider becoming a member. Lauren has done a great job on this month’s newsletter “Inside the Willows” for Friends of Addie members. Ask about the benefits of becoming a member.

Interested in history? Consider purchasing a Brant Museum Passport for $5.00. Purchasing a Passport through the Brant Museum & Archives, Bell Homestead and Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre gives you over $50 in savings and provides admission to 10 participating museums, including the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead.

The Pavilion and grounds are available to rent for all occasions. WI Branch meetings, family gatherings, baby showers, and weddings. Need an official for your wedding at the Homestead? Contact us for more details.

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