Kawartha Settlers’ Village plans to build NEW Visitor Centre in Spring 2020

28 Jan 2020 12:42 PM | Anonymous

Kawartha Settlers’ Village continues growth as they plan to build NEW Visitor Centre in Spring 2020

Kawartha Settlers’ Village is looking forward to the warmer weather as they plan to break ground on a new Visitor Centre. The new building will serve as a welcome centre, where visitors can receive a full orientation of the Village upon arrival. It will also house offices for staff and room for special exhibits, freeing up the historic Boyd Shanty. The Boyd Shanty will be revamped and reserved as a historical resource centre. A place where special books, documents and photographs can be properly stored and displayed, which until now, hasn't been possible in an ‘open to public’ setting. 

The plans for the new Visitor Centre will produce a building that is complementary to the existing buildings, with modern amenities for staff and visitors. Local contractors and professionals will be utilized for all of the services on the building. Construction is to commence as soon as weather permits. Normal operations and events will proceed during the construction period. 

A project committee has been designated and plans for fundraising endeavours are currently in the works. Thanks in large part to a bequest from the Elizabeth Weir estate, the funds to start this project have been established. An additional sum of $50,000 will be raised through fundraising endeavours and sponsorship.  We ask you to ‘stay tuned’ for opportunities to support this amazing addition to Kawartha Settlers’ Village. 

Should you wish to support the new Visitor Centre, please visit https://www.settlersvillage.org/join-and-support to make an online donation. 

As an important Community hub, Kawartha Settlers’ Village is proud to continue its growth, and offer events, programming and exhibits to the City of Kawartha Lakes.


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