…to the boyhood home of Billy Bishop
Visit this beautiful Victorian house museum in the heart of Owen Sound, Ontario. Take a step back in time to explore the lives of the Bishop Family, and discover the story of one of our Canadian Icons. The museum also serves to remember the contributions of the many service men and women from our community, and throughout the region, to always remember our Veteran’s and those currently serving.
The rooms on the second floor have exhibitions that change regularly throughout the year, and the 3 exhibits on display throughout the main floor are always being revised as well. We also offer an exhibit case in the kitchen which is open to students and history enthusiasts who would like to create an exhibit.
Billy Bishop Home & Museum offers a variety of children, youth, adult, and family programs and events year-round: our spring Dinner and Dance and Veterans Commemoration Day the first Sunday in June; our famous Victorian Teas in the summer; Honouring Our Local Veterans in the fall; the heartwarming sights, sounds, and smells of our traditional Victorian Christmas over the holiday season; celebrating Billy’s Birthday on February 8th; and much more.
We offer tailored tours to our local teachers. Take a trip back in time, learn to fly, be an Air Marshal, dig up Owen Sound history, get your thumbs green, Remember our service men and women, take a combined tour with Branch 6 (Owen Sound) of the Royal Canadian Legion, learn how your class can create their own exhibit for the museum, bring the museum to you, and so much more.
We are now offering the use of our flight simulator to those who are 5' 2" tall plus. This is modeled on Billy's own Nieuport 17 plane (which he called Daisy!) and is fun to fly!!! Come in to pick up your Flight Brochure and see how high up in command you can get!
HONOURING OUR LOCAL VETERANS
Each year, Billy Bishop Home & Museum pays tribute our local heroes by recognizing the contributions of our community’s servicemen and women in a ceremony for friends and family held at Branch 6 of the Royal Canadian Legion. If you have a family member or know of someone who has served, we would encourage you to contact Billy Bishop Home to receive a Veteran’s survey. In addition to recognition through our annual H.O.L.V. ceremony, it is helping us to build complete records of Remembrance for our Veterans.
Billy Bishop Home benefits and excels due to the contributions and involvement of members of our local and global community who give their time, creative support, and fundraising assistance. If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you.
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