Meet John A. Macdonald in Stanhope
By Robert Mackenzie
Published July 6, 2017
Stanhope Museum’s Heritage Day is returning to the county July 15, featuring some special Canada 150 demonstrations.
The annual celebration, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stanhope Museum grounds, commemorates the ancestors, arts, trades and culture of the community and how they’ve evolved over the years.
There will be more than 40 demonstrations at Heritage Day this year, including a butter tart bake-off, antique guns and cars, beer making, fly-tying and live music from The Tent Shakers and Celtic Jam.
In honour of Canada 150, this year’s Heritage Day will feature free birthday cake, 150 heirloom recipes and a confederation skit featuring characters such as Sir John A. Macdonald, who will walk around and interact with those in attendance, telling them what confederation would mean for them as if it were 1867.
Tickets to the event are $3 per person, and free for children five and under. You can find more information on the event, along with the event guide, at stanhopemuseum.on.ca.