Check out the British Home Children display outside Upper Canada Village; catch the final day of Horse Lovers’ Weekend, too

OEBHCF volunteer Lorraine Reoch shares the British Home Children story and experience with some of the 100 children who participated in this summer's time traveller's youth camp put on by Upper Canada Village. Courtesy photo

MORRISBURG — During the remainder of this Horse Lovers’ Weekend at Upper Canada Village, be sure to mosey on over to the British Home Children (BHC) display at the old Aultsville Station.

The Ontario East British Home Children Family (OEBHCF) group has partnered with Upper Canada Village and the St. Lawrence Parks Commission to showcase the BHC story in a museum setting at the station.  Featuring artifacts and documents relating to the over 100,000 British Home Children sent or brought to Canada between 1869 and the 1940s, the display continues today (September 5, Labour Day). It will also open two more weekends this month — September 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission to the station is free.

Meanwhile, this is the final day of the annual Horse Lovers’ Weekend at the Village, with a variety of special entertainment and horsemanship demonstrations scheduled. 

The tourist attraction has been burnishing its reputation as a place preserving this country’s official national horse breed, the Canadian horse.

The previous specially themed weekend at the Village was Food Lovers’ Field Days, held Aug. 20-21.

The last specially themed weekend at Upper Canada Village was Food Lovers' Field Days in August, where Chef Christian Barque  (left) of Bar-Q Resto & Lounge in Cornwall was the winning chef in the Iron Pan Competition. At centre is Executive Chef, Judge and organizer of the Iron Pan Competition Luc McCabe from the Nav Centre.  Nav Centre is a sponsor of the Iron Pan event. At right is runner-up Chef Steve Harris from two six (ate), in Ottawa. Courtesy photo

The last specially themed weekend at Upper Canada Village was Food Lovers’ Field Days in August, where Chef Christian Barque (left) of Bar-Q Resto & Lounge in Cornwall was the winning chef in the Iron Pan Competition. At centre is Executive Chef, Judge and organizer of the Iron Pan Competition Luc McCabe from the Nav Centre. Nav Centre is a sponsor of the Iron Pan event. At right is runner-up Chef Steve Harris from two six (ate), in Ottawa. Courtesy photo

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