Heritage Festival - 2018 Program


2018 Gala Dinner


Weekend Activities

Tea Room, General Store, Exhibits, Quilting,
Group House Tours

General Store
Souvenirs, "Best of the Region" products, home baking
preserves, local crafts, collectibles, books, memorabilia,antiques, etc.

Heritage Tea Room
Tea, scones, heritage cream, homemade jellies, & jam
$5 per Person

Information: Tel: 613-676-2228
E-mail: housemw1817@bell.net
Website: www.mwhouse.ca
ADMISSION: $3 - Members and Children* Free
(*12 and under when accompanied by an adult)


House open - 11:00 to 4:00 pm

Extended Hours for 2017!

You can visit on Thursdays & Fridays as well until August 13th.




Friends of the Macdonell-Williamson House welcome
new members. Benefits include free admission
to all events at the House, a semi-annual
newsletter and a vote at General Meetings.
To join,download a membership form from the link at left or call us at 613-676-2228.

Tours of the Macdonell-Williamson House
are available throughout the summer upon
request for groups of 10 or more.
The cost of $10 per person includes a guided tour and complete English tea.
To reserve, call 613-676-2228


Directions to House

25 Rue des Outaouais, Chute a Blondeau, Ontario

To get to the House, take Highway 417 East or
40 West and then take Exit #1 for Pointe-Fortune.
Follow the road signs!

Heritage Festival Weekends - 2017 Schedule of Events

Extended Hours for 2017!

You can visit on Thursdays & Fridays as well until August 13th.

HOUSE OPEN - 11:00 TO 4:00 PM


July 2017


Saturday, July 1

Unveiling of a Canada 150 painting by Rita Iriarte.
Music provided by a bagpiper.

Sunday, July 2

High Tea Garden Party – 1:00 – 3:30 pm
with Ian MacLeod & the MacLeod Fiddlers

Downloadable High Tea Announcement


Saturday, July 8 - Sunday, July 9

Open – Event to be announced


Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, July 16

Métis weekend with Carole Pagé & Eric Charbonneau

Saturday, July 22

Re-enactment Presentations with Elena Pretty & Sébastien Larivée

Sunday, July 23



Saturday, July 29

Sale - Baked Goods & Baked Beans

Sunday, July 30

Glengarry Twistle Guild Spinners


August 2017

Saturday, August 5 - Sunday, August 6

Weekend dedicated to the “Residences Seniors’”


Saturday, August 12

Rug Hookers

Sunday, August 13

Presentation by David Anderson– 2:00 p.m.
“Crisis in the fur trade – 1817 Tambora”


August 19th - 20th

200th Anniversary Descendants Reunion

Please join us…
Celebrating 200 years
Welcoming all descendants, members, and friends to
join in a grand and memorable reunion.

Descendants Reunion Annoucement
Printable Version

Saturday, August 19

Macdonell-Williamson Descendants -
Members - Friends Reunion.
Scottish Timeline Re-enactment.
Gaelic Choir

Saturday night buffet at La Cite Golf Club
(with entertainment)
RSVP by August 1st, 2017
(450) 451-4857 or jah1201@sympatico.ca

Sunday, August 20

Macdonell-Williamson Descendants- Members- Friends Reunion.


Saturday, August 26

Vankleek Hill Fiddlers – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 27: Open


Saturday, September 2

Garage Sale!

Sunday, September 3

Summer Finale Day with Family Picnic -
Corn Boil amd Homemade Ice cream.
Garage Sale!

Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and relax.


2017 Summer Program
Printable Schedule

Downloadable High Tea Announcement

Descendants Reunion Annoucement
Printable Version





This magnificent residence was built in 1817 on the Ottawa River by John
Macdonell (fur trader, partner in the North West Company, District Court
Judge, entrepreneur) for his Métis wife, Magdeleine Poitras and their 12 children.

In 1882, William Williamson and his wife, Mary Ellen Everett, acquired the
house. The Williamsons made several changes to the House and their
descendants preserved the property until it was expropriated for the
Québec Hydro project at Carillon in 1961

The Ontario Heritage Trust has owned this National Historic Site since 1978.

Friends of the Macdonell-Williamson House Inc. was appointed custodian in 1997.


To get to the House, take Highway 417 East or 40 West.
Then take Exit #1 for Pointe Fortune.
Follow the road signs.

Directions to House

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