City to unveil designs for McCrae House

Guelph Community Foundation to announce funding for national historic site

Guelph, ON, December 15, 2014 – On Thursday, December 18, the media is invited to a funding announcement and unveiling of the designs for McCrae House.

To mark next year’s 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields by Guelph native John McCrae, the City of Guelph is renovating McCrae House—historic birthplace of McCrae.

Renovations include refurbishing the site and exhibitions to establish McCrae House as a premier destination for those who wish to learn about and honour the lieutenant-colonel and medical corps physician.

The designs will be available for public viewing from 1 to 7 p.m. on December 18 at the Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street.

The City is spending $159,000 from the McCrae House Development Reserve Fund.

McCrae House, located at 108 Water Street, will reopen next May.

What

Funding announcement and unveiling of designs for McCrae House

Who

City of Guelph (Guelph Museums)
Guelph Community Foundation

Where

Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

When

Thursday, December 18 at 1 p.m.

 

For more information

Tammy Adkin
Manager
Guelph Museums, Culture and Tourism
519-822-1260 extension 2775
tammy.adkin@guelph.ca