September 18th, 2020
The Glengarry Fencibles Trust is delighted to report that the April 13 Gala Dinner in support of The Bishop’s House restoration project was a memorable success.
“For members of my living history unit, who recreate and educate the public on early Glengarry history and what life was like during the War of 1812, the Bishop’s House is Holy Ground,” said Jim Mullin, a living history re-enactor with the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles.
The Glengarry Fencibles Trust is the community group which purchased The Bishop’s House in St. Raphael’s and is undertaking its restoration and renovation. The group’s goal is to open the site to the public as an educational and interpretive centre, with space for community use and events. The Fencibles’ efforts will preserve an integral component of an important National Heritage Site.
The Glengarry Fencibles Trust’s gala fundraising dinner last Saturday was a success, in spite of Mother Nature’s lack of cooperation.
Restoration of the Bishop’s House in St. Raphael’s – primarily the historic structure’s landscaping – is progressing, thanks in large part to the efforts of a number of dedicated volunteers.