Photo credit : Helen MacKinnon
Fairbairn house solidarity cooperative
Technical assistance loan
Presentation of the enterprise
The mandate of the fairbairn house heritage centre is to protect and highlight the history of the gatineau valley region. The centre invites visitors to learn about the heritage of the gatineau valley in an ancestral farmhouse built in 1861; exhibits, images, and artefacts illustrate life as it was back then. Visitors can travel back to the era of steam travel with the model steam train station, explore hendrick park, and visit wakefield’s famous covered bridge.
The co-op’s mission is to preserve the history of the fairbairn domain in wakefield by organizing recreational and tourist activities.
“The RISQ loan, combined with that of the centre local de développement des collines de l’outaouais (CLD), enabled the fairbairn house heritage centre to hire a consultant to prepare a draft business plan. With this in hand we will be able to generate solidarity revenue for fairbairn house.”
Fairbairn house team
Awards and distinctions
- Marion phelps prize, from qahn (québec anglophone heritage network)/rpaq (réseau du patrimoine anglophone du québec), 2014
- Certificate of mention from the société historique de la vallée-de-la-gatineau for creating the fairbairn house and its contribution to the heritage of the vallée-de-la-gatineau, 2013