Really and truly, local history comes alive at Nepean Museum
Did you know, once upon a time, there was a man named Nepean? That the only residents in 1806 were of the four-legged, furry variety –since Nepean remained unpopulated until 1810?
And did you know that at one point in the past, Bytown was a part of Nepean and not the other way around?
There’s a lot to learn about the history of the vibrant west-Ottawa community. Find out about its namesake, Sir Evan Nepean, its early settlement, schools and churches, along with its early days in agriculture and recreation. Discover how the backwoods developed into the thriving and distinctive destination Nepean is today. Tall tales, eclectic collections and entertaining historic figures are all revealed at the community museum, located at 16 Rowley Avenue. There’s plenty to do too. Take part in family activities, explore the changing exhibitions and don’t forget to pay a visit to Fairfields.
The Bell family homestead, better known as Fairfields, is a designated heritage property located at 3080 Richmond Road. The 19th century gothic revival Ontario farmhouse is open for guided public tours and programs.
Nepean Museum is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Call 613 723-7936 to book a tour of Fairfields. Admission is free at both sites!
Fairfields Victoria Day Jubilee Tea
May 20, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional tea, refreshments, tours, music, and Victorian games to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and the opening of Fairfields 2012 programming season.