August 4, 2013
Griffin House National Historic Site
733 Mineral Springs Rd., Ancaster, Ontario L9H 1A1
Celebrate Emancipation Day with special activities and refreshments at the picturesque Griffin House. Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring this fascinating preserved nineteenth century home set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley and its story of early African Canadian settlers. What better location to learn more about Emancipation Day, established in honour of the abolition of slavery by the British Empire on August 1, 1834. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with your family and we will provide a taste of hand cranked old fashioned ice cream.