Thursday, June 20
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $25 (includes entrance and tour fees, bus)
Maximum capacity: 40
This 4-hour tour will focus on the infamous tragedy of the Donnelly family. The tour will include travel by bus to the township of Lucan-Biddulph, entrance to the museum, as well as a separate walking tour of the Donnelly Homestead and barn, originally owned by James and Johannah Donnelly, as well as a stop at St. Patrick’s Church cemetery, where the Donnelly family gravestone is located. The “Black” Donnellys were an Irish family who emigrated to Ontario. Five of the family were murdered by an armed mob in the township of Lucan Biddulph in February 1880 and their farm was burned down, the culmination of long-standing conflict between the family and other residents. No one was convicted of the murders, despite two trials.(Wikipedia)
The Donnelly Homestead Site Tour is a private residence and is a smoke-free and fragrance-free environment. Areas on the tour are not wheelchair accessible and, as there is an outdoor tour, seasonal footwear and clothing are recommended.