…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 stories 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 3 permanent exhibits on display throughout the main floor. We also offer an exhibit case in the former kitchen, now our Education Centre, which is open to students and history enthusiasts who would like to create an exhibit.
Bishop House offers a variety of children, youth, adult, and family programs and events year-round, from our famous Victorian Teas and Veteran’s Commemoration Day Ceremonies in the summer, our Gala Dance and Honouring Our Local Veterans in the fall, to the heartwarming sights, sounds, and smells of our traditional Victorian Christmas over the holiday season, to celebrating Billy’s Birthday, 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.
HONOURING OUR LOCAL VETERANS
Each year, Bishop House pays tribute our local heroes by recognizing the contributions of our community’s service men 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 Bishop House to receive a Veteran’s survey. In addition to recognition through our annual H.O.L.V. ceremony, it is helping us to build a more complete record of Remembrance for our Veterans.
Bishop House 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, to any degree, we would love to hear from you.
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