Heritage Festival - 2022 Program

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 for 12 & under when accompanied by an adult)

House open - 11:00 to 4:00 pm




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!

HOUSE OPEN - 11:00 TO 4:00 PM

Heritage Festival Weekends - 2022 Schedule of Events


After two summers of closures,
we will finally be reopening on July 2, 2022.


July Weekend Program

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3

New & Used Book Sale Extraordinaire in the tent.
Garage Sale
on the east side of the House.

Saturday, July 9

Open to visitors (11:00 - 4:00)..
From 6:00 - 10 pm (In the tent)
with Lawrence Larouche (19+ only)
$25.00 PP - includes cocktails (limit of 60 participants).

Sunday, July 10
OPEN - Event to be announced on website.

Saturday, July 16

Baked Beans Lunch followed by a Strawberry Social ($12.00 PP)
The Art of Weaving with Lucie Lacelle.

Sunday, July 17

Introduction to Quilting
with Sharon Sproule in the Ballroom, (Limit of 5 participants).
Call 613-676-2228 to reserve.

Saturday, July 23 - 1:00 to 3:30 pm (Outdoors)

Victorian High Tea - $25.00 PP (limit of 60 people)
with the Campbell Trio (Celtic, classical, & jazz music).

Sunday, July 24 -1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Authors: Keith Henderson with “Mont Babel
and Kevin Bushell with “Invisible Sea
plus entertainment (Full details on our website).

Saturday, July 30

Multiple Vendors Fair & Baked Goods Sale in the tent.

Sunday, July 31

Glengarry Twistle Guild Spinners
with a Workshop on Spinning Wool in the Parlour.


August Weekend Program

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Saturday, August 6 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Children’s Fun Day in the tent
with Lawrence Larouche’s Magic Show,
Treats, and More.

Sunday, August 7 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Crocheting for Beginners with Barbara Starnino in the Parlour
(Limit of 4 participants). Call 613-676-2228 to reserve.

Saturday, August 13 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Intermediate Level Crocheting with Barbara Starnino in the Parlour
(Limit of 4 participants). Call 613-676-2228 to reserve.

Sunday, August 14, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Pointe-Fortune Friends Reunion in the tent.

Saturday, August 20 & Sunday August 21

Stamp Collection Display in the Parlour,
and Coins (History and Appraisal) in the Ballroom.


Saturday, August 27

Friends of the MWH Annual Reunion in the tent.

Sunday, August 28

Family Day Picnic
with corn boil, homemade ice cream
and entertainer Martin Otis & his Band
(starting at 1:30 pm).


Note: Events are FREE unless otherwise indicated!
For all “To be announced events” visit our website.

2022 Summer Program
Printable Schedule


2022 MW House Gala Flyer




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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