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Work under way to welcome return of Sir John A.

Work under way to welcome return of Sir John A.

Work is under way on the lawn of the Armoury Mall, downtown Picton, toward the unveiling on Canada Day of a larger-than-life bronze statue of Sir John A Macdonald. Celebrating the bicentennial of his birth, renowed sculptor Ruth Abernethy was commissioned to create the 10th public sculpture of Canada’s first prime minister. Her work, entitled […]

Museum show honours Sir John as a Quinte Boy

Museum show honours Sir John as a Quinte Boy

‘Always a Quinte Boy’, a new temporary exhibit on John A. Macdonald has been unveiled at Macaulay Museum in Picton. The show focuses on the connections that Canada’s first prime minister had with Prince Edward County throughout his life. Macdonald only lived in the County for a short time but appealed to local residents in […]

Unveiling of John A. Macdonald sculpture announced

Unveiling of John A. Macdonald sculpture announced

The Macdonald Project of Prince Edward County announced the much anticipated unveiling of Canada’s 10th public sculpture of Sir John A. Macdonald will take place in front of the Armoury in historic downtown Picton, July 1st at 2 p.m. as part of the official Canada Day festivities. “It’s party time in the County from 11 […]

Stamp honours Sir John A bicentennial

Stamp honours Sir John A bicentennial

The first day cover commemorates Canada’s first Prime Minister with text expressing his accomplishments, set on an outlined image of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald, known as “Canada’s Patriot Statesman” played a lead role the creation of the Dominion of Canada. On the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, […]

Sir John visit highlights anniversary of canal opening

Sir John visit highlights anniversary of canal opening

The story of the official opening of the Murray Canal in 1889 by Sir John A Macdonald was brought to life through re-enactment – without the official guests’ platform breaking and sinking out of sight, as it had done 125 years ago. The drop was only about five feet and none who went in the […]

Sculpture captures symbolic moment when Sir John came of age

Sculpture captures symbolic moment when Sir John came of age

Canada’s 10th bronze portrait of  John A. Macdonald  is nearing completion and is expected to be unveiled in Picton in time to mark the bicentennial of his birth in 2015. “This is more than a Bay of Quinte project; it’s now gone national,” said David Warrick, chair of the steering committee of the Macdonald Project […]

Grand unveiling of John A. Macdonald bust

Grand unveiling of John A. Macdonald bust

Ruth Abernethy, one of Canada’s foremost bronze portrait artists, will unveil a bronze bust of John A. Macdonald – the first stage of a commission to create a larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Canada’s first prime minister for the bicentennial of his birth in 2015. At Picton’s Regent Theatre Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Abernethy […]

Bronze portrait of Macdonald now under way

Bronze portrait of Macdonald now under way

An agreement with renowned bronze sculptor Ruth Abernethy  launches the ‘Macdonald Project’ – the creation of a life-sized bronze portrait of  John A. Macdonald, celebrating his first trial, in Picton, in 1834. “We are extremely pleased that the project is moving forward, said David Warrick, Chair of the Steering Committee. “It’s taken two years to […]

County efforts to honour Sir John highlight commemorative ceremony

County efforts to honour Sir John highlight commemorative ceremony

Prince Edward County efforts to honour  Sir John A. Macdonald figured prominently at a service remembering Canada’s first Prime Minister. The Kingston Historical Society hosts the annual Cataraqui Commemorative Ceremony for Sir John Alexander Macdonald on June 6, the date of his death in 1891. This 119th event combined commemoration, pageantry, history and conviviality in […]

Five possible sites for Sir John A sculpture

Five possible sites for Sir John A sculpture

The public is invited to a discussion about possible locations for the John A. Macdonald bronze sculpture project. Members of the Macdonald Project steering committee are hosting a public meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the Town Hall above the Fire Hall in Picton.  “This is an important meeting because it’s your opportunity […]

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