EVENT - Inge-Va opens for the summer June 9
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Visit Inge-Va museum this summer for guided tours of period rooms. View original 19th century furnishings and explore the exhibits and gardens. A highlight this season is the Inge-Va Family Day – on Sunday, August 12 – with fun events planned for the young and the young at heart.
Located in the heart of Perth, this late-Georgian stone residence was built in 1823 for Reverend Michael Harris, the first Episcopalian minister in the district. By 1833, it was the home of Thomas Mabon Radenhurst, a prominent lawyer in the community. Ella Inderwick purchased the property from the Radenhurst family in the 1890s and named it "Inge-Va," a Tamil word meaning "come here." Her son Cyril inherited the property in the 1930s and, in 1974, his wife Winnifred donated Inge-Va to the Ontario Heritage Trust. In 1989, she bequeathed to the Trust a collection of furnishings that provides insight into the history of the house and the wider Perth community. Following extensive archaeological investigation of the property and research on the history of the house, the Trust used funds provided by the provincial government to complete a major restoration of Inge-Va in 1995.
Inge-Va is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage.
Hours of operation:
Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adults and seniors $3
Students (16 and under) $1.50
Children under 6 free
Group rate (15 or more visitors) $2 per person
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact:
Coordinator, Eastern Ontario Museum Sites
Ontario Heritage Trust
66 Craig Street
66 Craig Street