Government of Canada Recognizes the National Historic Significance of the Park House

Media advisory

November 8, 2019                     Amherstburg, Ontario                Parks Canada Agency

Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada will participate in a plaque unveiling ceremony commemorating the national historic significance of the Park House.

The Park House is considered to be one of the oldest houses in Southwestern Ontario and is a rare example of a once-common colonial building type found in settlements and fur-trading posts throughout colonial North America. Owned for many years by the Park family, it is thought to have been floated down the Detroit River to Upper Canada by Loyalists after Britain ceded Detroit in 1796.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date:                Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time:               Ceremony starts at 11 a.m.

                        Media are asked to arrive by 10:45 a.m.

Location:         The Park House Museum
                          214 Dalhousie Street
                          Amherstburg, ON



Brett Levitt
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Southwestern Ontario Field Unit
Parks Canada

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