A Summer Of Celebration At The John R. Park Homestead

Monday July 11th, 2022

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The historic home of John and Amelia Park turns 180 this year, and the John R. Park Homestead has a Summer of Celebrations planned.

“We’ve planned special themes for each weekend, with some weekday special experiences as well,” says Kris Ives, the Homestead’s Curator. “Sugar Cookie Day, Ice Cream Sunday, Lake Erie Love Day and Butterfly Skies are just some of the ways we will travel back in time with families this summer.”

One of the many events includes Dark Sky Music – a Cornerstone Concert presented by 4th Wall Music on July 17th. This special chamber concert will take place in the new Conservation Centre at the Homestead overlooking Lake Erie beginning at 7:30pm, and feature music inspired by the skies. Guests will be treated to a special John R. Park After Dark tour, and then remain for an Under the Stars interpretation in partnership with the Windsor Chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

On August 6th, the birthday celebrations kick into high gear with special exhibits and birthday card activities. On August 7th, the Lost Arts Festival returns featuring re-enactors, a Sheep to Shawl demonstration, the Plein Air Painters and more. As well, architectural tours of the Greek Revival home – one of only six in Ontario – will be hosted as part of this special event.

Information is on the ERCA homepage at essexregionconservation.ca . While admission for many events is available at the door, in some cases, capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required.

Until Labour Day, the John R. Park Homestead Museum and Conservation Centre are open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

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