Track 7: REGENERATION – COMMUNITY, ECONOMICS, and EQUITABLE PLACES / Volet 7: Régénération – Collectivité, économie et lieux équitables

Reinventing the Home of L.M. Montgomery as a Literary Center and Museum

Friday, October 13
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Prince’s Charities Canada works to support and expand the Canadian charitable work of HRH The Prince of Wales. Working with The National Trust, The Government of Saskatchewan and the Heritage Foundation of Halton Hills, PCC managed a pilot project where The Prince’s Regeneration Trust in the UK prepared business cases and plans for three heritage properties in Canada.

One of those properties was the Lucy Maud Montgomery Manse in Norval, Ontario. In 2016 the Heritage Foundation of Halton Hills and The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Norval a subcommittee of the Foundation were approached by representatives of the Norval Presbyterian Church and Union Presbyterian Church joint owners of the former home of famous Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1926-1935). A pre-confederation cottage and barn also located on the site of the Gothic Style church (built 1878) became available.

The purchase of the Heritage buildings provide an opportunity for Heritage Regeneration of the village of Norval. The project will honour the author with a Musuem and Literary Centre, establish a community and educational centre, generate tourism and continue to work with established partners The Prince's Regeneration Trust, UK, the Prince's Charities Canada and the University of Guelph.

Matthew Rowe

Prince’s Charities Canada

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Kathy Gastle

President
Norval Community Association

Kathy Gastle was born and raised in Norval, Ontario and has always had an unwavering interest in the history of the village. She regularly hosts tours of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Gardens for school groups, and international visitors. Kathy volunteers on many local heritage boards, is actively involved in organizing local heritage events such as Doors Open,- Ontario and Montgomery Christmas, while raising funds for heritage preservation.

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Robert Pajot

Project Lead
National Trust for Canada

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