SIX NATIONS — The Chiefswood National Historic Site’s (CNHS) Board of Trustees is hosting a fundraising event in celebration of what would have been, renowned Mohawk and English poetess, E. Pauline Johnson’s 158th birthday. Six Nations community members, along with visitors to the territory, will have a chance to take part in this educational opportunity, including a two-hour silent auction, photobooth, and theatrical performances by Cheri Maracle.
“At the celebration event, participants will be able explore the childhood home of E. Pauline Johnson, while raising funds to assist with the maintenance and preservation of the museum for the community and its visitors, “said Heather George CNHS Chair, Board of Trustees. The formal-dress birthday party will take place Friday March 7, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Chiefswood National Historic Site on Hwy 54.
“We encourage everyone to get your tickets early, this event is important for sustaining the preservation and maintenance of the Johnson homestead and to celebrate the era in which they lived,” said Janis Monture, Director of Tourism & Cultural Initiatives. Chiefswood National Historic Site offers various programming throughout their tour season from May to September including on site tours, events, curriculum-based educational programs to groups, schools, and visiting organizations.
Chiefswood National Historic Site (CNHS) is the birthplace and childhood home of renowned of renowned Mohawk and English poetess, E. Pauline Johnson. The historic site features identical entrances- the South entrance faces the river to welcome Six Nations community members who arrived by canoe, and the North entrance faces the road to welcome visitors from surrounding communities who arrived by horse-drawn carriage. The two entrances are a living symbol of the shared cultures of the Johnson family.
For more information about this event, or to learn more about CNHS visit www.chiefswoodnhs.ca or call 519-758-5444 ext 6025.