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MACAULAY heritage park

Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm Victoria Day to Labour day
Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 4pm Labour Day to Victoria Day


Macaulay heritage park

From 1852-1874, Macaulay House was home to Reverend William Macaulay and his second wife, Charlotte Levesconte. Charlotte’s family had emigrated from England when Charlotte was a teenager, leaving her brother, Henry, behind. Henry would later serve on the HMS Erebus as a member of the doomed Franklin Expedition


The Franklin Expedition

The discovery of the HMS Erebus in the Canadian Arctic in 2014, and its sister ship the HMS Terror in 2016, captured the world’s attention. These ships, lost for over 150 years, were located using Inuit testimony, modern technology, and dedication on the part of Parks Canada search teams.


Raise the Arrow Begins

John Burzynski, the driving force behind the Raise the Arrow campaign, had always been fascinated by the lost Franklin expedition, but was inspired by these discoveries - maybe similar technology could yield results in the search for nine lost Avro Arrow free-flight test models!

Visit Macaulay Heritage Park to learn more about John’s decision to launch Raise the Arrow, and about the site’s own connection to the doomed Franklin expedition through long-time resident of Macaulay House, Charlotte Macaulay (nee Levesconte).

coming in may 2025

explore 'The Ones We Met - Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition', on loan from the Canadian Museum of History.
South Shore Joint Initiative

23 Church St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
+1-613-476-2148 X 2524
Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm Victoria Day to Labour day
Wed Sun 1pm to 4pm Labour Day to Victoria Day

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