The Glengarry News - Glengarry Special - - Discover Glengarry Year-round -

Founded in 1790 by Sir John John­son, Wil­liamstown was named af­ter his fa­ther, Wil­liam John­son. At­trac­tions in­clude the Nor’West­ers and Loy­al­ist Mu­seum, the Sir John John­son House, and the Wil­liamstown Fair, Canada’s old­est con­tin­u­ous fair, which takes place Au­gust 7 to 9, 2015. Walk­ing Tour of Wil­liamstown Pick up your brochure at the Nor’West­ers and Loy­al­ist Mu­seum and fol­low the self-guided tour.

Sir John John­son Na­tional His­toric Site of Canada, lo­cated in the his­toric town of Wil­liamstown is one of the old­est sur­viv­ing houses in present day On­tario.

The orig­i­nal build­ing was en­larged in the 1820s and, in its present form, is a fine ex­am­ple of early On­tario do­mes­tic ar­chi­tec­ture. The Sir John John­son Manor House is open to the public dur­ing the sum­mer months and ev­ery Mon­day through­out the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is an ar­chives sec­tion and other ge­nealog­i­cal re­sources within the house, and of­fers guided tours and spe­cial events through­out the year. For in­for­ma­tion or to ar­range an ap­point­ment, please call

613-347-2356 or email: sir­john­john­son@sym­pa­tico.ca

The Glen­garry Mu­sic Hall of Fame was founded in June 2013. Since in­cep­tion, it has in­ducted over 40 per­form­ers, pro­mot­ers, groups and in­di­vid­u­als for their Celtic her­itage in Glen­garry County.

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