Restoring the Old Red House

Contact Name
Kate Russell

The Old Red House speaker at museum

October 24, 2018

The “Old Red House,” built in 1816, is the oldest standing structure dating from the days of the Perth Military District.  Historian, film maker and archival documentarian Jim Forrester will speak at the South Grey Museum on October 24th. He will recount the various intersecting events in the lives of the heritage house’s occupants and share the ongoing story of the building as officers quarters, a tavern, church, school, meeting place, printing office and dwelling. The presentation explores the relationship between architecture and family history and will feature the house’s deconstruction and move to Algonquin College. Event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 per person and $5 for museum members.