Plan to drop in for a final visit sometime over the next six weekends.
Soon the Exhibit Hall closes on year #8 and planning begins for 2020! Would you like to be part of it?
Now Open Weekends Only
As we move into the “Off-Season” please remember that from now until Thanksgiving the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre will be open only on weekends (Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 1-5). The last day of the season will be Thanksgiving Monday, October 14.
This provides an opportunity for us to be looking at maintenance items to be undertaken before winter sets in. In particular the white painted wood at both the Cottage and the Exhibit Hall is badly in need of a new coat and there is some landscaping to be done. Finishing off the roof line on the Exhibit Hall is also a priority.
Thankfully, the maintenance portfolio is now in the competent hands of our newest Board member, Al Seymour. Al is now retired, but for the last 12 of his working years he ran his own eco-focused contracting firm, Muskoka in the City Inc. (Here Al consults with Rob Franklin, Cobourg's Manager of Planning Services.)
Date Changed for Family Day
Students Off To University
Can You Help Fill In?
With the start of the new university year our two students headed off for their studies at Queen’s University in Kingston. For Irelande this will be a brand new experience though she has been fully prepped by Raquel who is already a university “pro”! We wish them both the very best.
As well as guiding, much of their time was spent preparing a new website which will showcase our artifacts and story panels. Watch for its release expected to be later this month.
The departure of the students leaves us a bit short on guides for the last few weekends. If you can help by being a guide for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, please contact Mary Dunphy. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How Do People Find Us?
While we still hope to welcome many visitors this season, a quick review of the Visitors’ Guest Register gives some interesting information. This year, for the first time, visitors were asked how they found out about us.
Perhaps most surprising is the number who indicated that they found us just by walking by. Ours is not a high traffic area, and particularly with the nearby construction. The presence of the eight high-flying flags probably played a significant part. The sandwich board signs on the Boardwalk and King Street were responsible for a number of visits and, of course, family.
One way anyone can help get the word out is by submitting a review to TripAdvisor, a site many travellers consult before travelling. Just use this link
and tell others about your visit. It’s easy!