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"I'll Use My Freedom Well" exhibit opens at Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site May 20


May 20, 2006
For immediate release

Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site opens its 2006 season with the launch of I'll Use My Freedom Well – a new exhibit on Josiah Henson and the Dawn Settlement.

With its sophisticated design and informative displays, this world-class exhibit is an important addition to Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site. It provides a new look at Josiah Henson and the Dawn Settlement and includes additional historical information based on the research of three leading experts in Black history in Ontario – Dr. Afua Cooper, Dr. Karolyn Smardz-Frost and Adrienne Shadd. (Background)

The exhibit will be open to visitors starting Saturday, May 20.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.; July and August, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m., Holiday Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission:

  • Adults $6.25
  • Seniors $5.25
  • Students (13-17) $5.25
  • Children (6-12) $4.50
  • Family $20

Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust – the province's lead heritage agency – dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's built, cultural and natural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.

For more information on Uncle Tom's Cabin, events and admission, visit www.uncletomscabin.org or call 519-683-2978.

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