Sunday June 22, 2014 10Am to 5PM
South Marysburgh has been a vibrant community since the United Empire Loyalists came to the County after the American Revolution. It has undergone many changes through the years with protected heritage buildings like Mount Tabor, the Milford Fair Grounds, the village of Milford and heritage homes from the 1800s throughout South Marysburgh.
The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County is offering a rare opportunity to look inside some of the oldest and most interesting buildings in South Marysburgh – an opportunity to catch glimpses of the past.
Many houses on the tour tell the story of the families who lived in them and gives a suggestion of what life was like in the County in the 19th century. One house to be featured in the summer edition of County and Quinte Living will be on the tour. This is a chance to see inside the house before it appears in the magazine. Another house started in 1824 and added to over the years until 1885 as the family’s needs changed, illustrates the boom and bust cycles of local life. On Long Point, an old house has new owners who are working to restore some historic features of the house while adding their own ideas to make their heritage home comfortable for a modern family.
The three wineries in South Marysburgh who are participating in the tour will be adding their own special touches. At Long Dog, James Lahti will take visitors on a tour of some of his lovely historic buildings and offer a wine chosen by him especially for the tour. Exultet Winery, whose building once housed a cheese factory, is also offering a taste of wine chosen for the tour. This year will be the fourth year in a row that Exultet has won a gold metal for their Chardonnay. A sample of red and white wine paired with cheese is available to ticket holders at Half Moon Bay. This is a winery that has come to the County recently.
As an added bonus there are little extras at each of the homes and sites – it might be a sampling of a fruit pie baked in a wood oven, peanut brittle, strawberries, or a glass of lemonade.
A Loyalist Tea, included in the price of your ticket, prepared by the Friends of Macaulay House, will be served in the Milford Town Hall from 2 to 5pm. The Town Hall is the first town hall to be built in the County and dates from 1840.
Suzanne Pasternak and friends will be signing songs and telling stories of South Marysburgh at the Milford Town Hall during the afternoon tea.
To purchase tickets online use the PayPal button on the sidebar OR at the Books and Company in Picton or Retrospective in Bloomfield OR call Johanna 613.476.0240 or Patti 416.462.2788