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Colony of Avalon (Ferryland, NL)
Established in 1621 by Sir George Calvert (the First Lord Baltimore), the Colony of Avalon is widely recognized as the best preserved early English colonial site in North America. Today, on-going work at the Colony is changing the way we understand that past. Discoveries made through excavations by our archaeological team have revealed that the colony was a place where Indigenous people had an amicable relationship with early European fishermen 500 years ago, where religious toleration was first introduced to North America, and where almost 400 years ago female entrepreneurs managed a vibrant transatlantic trade. The Colony of Avalon is one of the premier tourist attractions in Newfoundland & Labrador, if not in all of Canada, and is visited by thousands of people every year.Colony of Avalon Foundation
Acton Town Hall Centre (Acton, ON)
Heritage Acton was formed as a charitable corporation by a group of local citizens on July 26, 1983. The goal being to promote, facilitate and manage the restoration of buildings of historical importance in the town of Acton. In particular, to manage the restoration of the Acton Town Hall located at the corner of Bower Avenue and Willow Street, in the former town of Acton. The current board consists of 25 volunteers supported by friends of Heritage Acton.Heritage Acton
Cronquist House (Red Deer, AB)
The Cronquist House is one of the few remaining buildings in Red Deer dating from the early 1900’s when the district was settled. The house was built by the Cronquist family who were Swedish immigrants and in its day it was a large, luxurious home with a beautiful view of the Red Deer River valley.
Now run by the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society, the house may be rented for private functions such as retreats, small weddings, business meetings, or family parties and the public is invited to enjoy the house over light lunches or afternoon tea and dessert during July and August.Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society
Kingsbridge Centre (Goderich, ON)
"St Joseph’s Kingsbridge Community (Kingsbridge) is a registered charity with the goal of providing a large multi use facility for the residents and visitors of rural Southwestern Ontario.
In 2012, the closure of the century old, 15,000+ square foot gothic revival St. Joseph's church left a large vibrant rural community without a venue to meet. Kingsbridge was established to purchase the former church and rectory, and to restore the historical buildings.The (renamed) Kingsbridge Centre is now a cultural centre with a community based agenda, and is used for community gatherings, performance opportunities, rural education, and rental options."St. Joseph's Kingsbridge Community