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Home as History: Restoring the Ireland House - Online Gallery

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Date and time

This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.

We’ll email you reminders a week before and the day before the event.

Location

Explore the online gallery virtually from the comfort of home.

Burlington, ON

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.

About

From Homestead to Museum…

Marie Ireland passed away in 1985. Two years later, the City of Burlington purchased the property from her estate. In 1990, after three years of planning, organizing and fundraising, Phase I of the Ireland House Restoration Project began.

Spanning 1990-91, Phase I saw major restoration work completed on the interior of the House. The following year, Phase II began with a focus on restoring the House’s exterior and outbuildings. This Phase also saw the construction of the Museum’s Interpretive Centre.

Following these major Phases in the early 90s, subsequent work has been regularly undertaken in order to maintain the House’s structural and aesthetic integrity. Additionally, work has also been undertaken in order to update how the House is interpreted for our visitors.

Take a look at some of the restoration projects that transformed the Ireland House from a homestead to a Museum!

Organizer

Museums of Burlington

Guided by our vision and grounded in our core values, the Museums of Burlington’s commitment is to serve, lead and together build a culture rich community.

Contact

Museums of Burlington

museuminfo@burlington.ca

905 634 3556

This event is part of a hub:

Burlington Culture Days

The Corporation of the City of Burlington Burlington, ON

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