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Celebrate Lucy Maud Montgomery Day on October 28th


DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard


UXBRIDGE: One of Canada’s most notable authors will be celebrated throughout the day in Leaskdale on Saturday, October 28th, with the return of Lucy Maud Montgomery Day.

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario (LMMSO) has scheduled an array of activities throughout the day including guest speakers, a ceremonial tree planting, the unveiling of a new exhibit highlighting her time in Leaskdale and much more.

The Leaskdale Manse that Maud called home in the early 20th century is the only National Historic Site in the Township of Uxbridge and is one of two venues, along with the Historic Leaskdale Church to play host to events this weekend.

The LMMSO also plans to unveil their newest fundraising endeavor, a parking lot expansion and museum upgrading project. In the past, the Society has been successful in several projects, such as acquiring the Historic Church, restoring the Manse in collaboration with the township, and upgrades to the church garden including the bronze sculpture created by Uxbridge’s Wynn Walters among many others.

This new project will seek to revitalize the museum, with upgraded display cases, a library, space for younger visitors, enhanced outdoor displays and several other new and upgraded features.

Lucy Maud Montgomery Day events are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th. Tickets can be purchased online, with full and half-day options available. Visit www.lucymaudmontgomery.ca for more information on everything related to Maud in Leaskdale.

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