On the 20th of November, I went out to Sandy Hill for a special occasion. It was snowing, as you can see. I paused first here at All Saints, a former Anglican Church that has now seen a new life. Church services still take place in this historic church, but it's also something of a community center, saved by a local group eager to use this building and the surroundings for a walking tour of history.
Across the street from All Saints is a national historic site, Laurier House, which was home to two of our prime ministers, Wilfred Laurier and his wife Zoe, and later William Lyon Mackenzie King. It's run by Parks Canada, and usually only open from May until October to public visits. That weekend, however, was the special occasion, marking Laurier's 175th birthday, and so the place was open to visits. The adjoining property you see in the following shot is the visitor center, while Laurier House itself serves as a museum to two extraordinary leaders, preserving some of their personal items. And these days photography is allowed inside, so we'll start taking a look tomorrow.