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Sing a Song of Backus
Until September 1

Sing a Song of Backus

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Explore the sights and sounds of local songbirds in this exhibition of artworks by Vic Gibbons. Hear their songs and discover why the Long Point...

At Home in Backus
Until September 1

At Home in Backus

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Follow the migration of the Backhouse Family from England to New York to their new home in Walsingham Township, Upper Canada in 1797. Visit this...

Canada Day at the Backhouse Historic Site
July 1

Canada Day at the Backhouse Historic Site

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Celebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way with a tour of our very own National Historic Site, the Backhouse Grist Mill. Take in and participate in a...

Vintage Base Ball Game
July 13

Vintage Base Ball Game

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Join us for a vintage base ball game at 1:00pm in Becker Field, located in the Backhouse Historic Site. Watch and take part as Norfolk North...

Tell A Tale of Backus Tea
July 14

Tell A Tale of Backus Tea

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Take tea on the Homestead Porch and hear tales of the Backhouse family presented by Wanda Backus Kelly. Share your own favorite memories of the...

Vintage Base Ball
July 20

Vintage Base Ball

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Join us for a vintage baseball game at 1:00pm in Becker Field, located in the Backhouse Historic Site. Watch and participate as Norfolk North...

Field to Flour
July 27

Field to Flour

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Experience the whole process of turning wheat into flour. See demonstrations of cutting and flailing of wheat, grinding wheat into flour in the...

Heritage Hoedown
August 3

Heritage Hoedown

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Enjoy an evening of square dancing and toe-tapping music in the historic Forbes Barn from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.Music provided by “Diversity”....

Pirates of Long Point
August 8 - August 11

Pirates of Long Point

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

There are Pirates on Long Point! A band of local youth are luring unsuspecting ships onto the shore of Long Point, by copying with lanterns the...

Vintage Base Ball Championship Game
August 17

Vintage Base Ball Championship Game

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

This is it! The final game between Norfolk North and Norfolk South vintage base ball teams to see which will be the champion of the season! Come...

Backhouse Historic Site War of 1812 Re-enactment
September 7 - September 8

Backhouse Historic Site War of 1812 Re-enactment

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

See hard fought battles between the British and American forces at the War of 1812 Reenactment at the Backhouse Historic Site. Tour period...