Friday, January 9, 2015

Daytripping to celebrate Sir John A Macdonald’s bicentennial

Italianate Bellevue House is a fanciful historic home.
Photo by Eric Fletcher.

Story by Katharine Fletcher, photos by Eric Fletcher

Jan. 11 marks the 200th anniversary of Canada’s first Prime Minister’s birthday. Why not celebrate at Bellevue House National Historic Site, his Kingston home, writes Katharine Fletcher.

“I made our final move to our new habitation, on Friday evening last, and we are now trying to make ourselves comfortable in Pekoe Pagoda as we call it.”

So wrote Sir John A. Macdonald to his sister-in-law Margaret Green on Aug. 28, 1848.
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Read the full story at the Ottawa Citizen online.

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