Belle Vue House National Historic Site new video sheds light on what’s at stake
One million dollars at stake! The twice designated national historic site (NHS); Belle Vue House, sits patiently as the property may finally get its chance to be restored and open for public use. Recently listed as one of the top 10 endangered properties in Canada by Heritage Canada National Trust, Belle Vue matters!
Thanks to the diligence and commitment of the Amherstburg Belle Vue Conservancy in partnership with the Town of Amherstburg, the fundraising campaign is in full gear with the launch of a new video. A million dollar goal has been set to assist with matching funds through a Parks Canada, National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places should the application be successful.
The Belle Vue House NHS is in a desperate state after years of severe neglect. Phase One of securing core exterior work is just the beginning into breathing new life in one of Canada’s most important properties. Its fascinating history which is tied to the War of 1812 and a Veterans Home for WW1 soldiers is iconic to Canadian values and culture.
“Please help us with your contribution and receive a full tax receipt” says Mayor Aldo DiCarlo. “The Belle Vue House NHS will serve future generations in connecting people with national heritage as she did once before!” Michael Prue; Belle Vue Conservancy member adds. “Belle Vue has been a source of pride and of inspiration for this region for over 200 years. “We must rebuild one of Canada’s most historic properties. With matching grant opportunities, now is the time!”
UPDATE JUNE 15, 2017: Belle Vue House to Compete in This Place Matters
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