Freeman Station… Full Steam Ahead!
Official Web site for the Friends of Freeman Station
Latest News - July 2014
The board members were able to have a look inside the station recently. You can see some photos of the interior taken by Alan Harrington, Treasurer, in the slide show on the move page here.
August 4, 10 – 5: Our display will be set up at Joseph Brant Day at La Salle Park, 50 North Shore Boulevard. https://museumsofburlington.com/events/23-joseph-brant-day--august-04-2014
September 27, 10 – 4: We will once again be part of Doors Open Burlington. We will be located in Civic Square outside City Hall. www.doburlington.com/ for more details.
Great news! The station has been lowered onto its new basement on June 24th. Check out the latest progress photos on "The Move" page here
Check out our June Latest News: Construction progress, pictures from Doors Open Toronto, and our upcoming events. More
Latest News - May 2014
Burlington Historical Society donates $5000. More.
Latest News - April 2014
New David Harrington print of the station circa 1957 now available. More.
Sponsor a whinstone for $100. More.
Past President, James Smith, comments on the passing of Les Armstrong. More.
Changes to our Board of Directors. More.
Theo Bullock shares his memories of the station. More.
It is the mandate of the Friends of the Freeman Station group to...
1. Secure a location for the Freeman Station.
2. Restore the station and oversee its ongoing preservation, including seeking official heritage designation.
3. Work with local community organizations and individuals to secure compatible community uses for the station, including but not limited to display of community artifacts (particularly train memorabilia); meeting space for community non-profit groups; and other uses deemed suitable and compatible by the Friends of Freeman Station board.
4. Seek opportunities to educate residents, especially school children, about Burlington’s early rail history through displays and events at the station.
5. Engage in fundraising activities to secure goods, services and funds for the ongoing restoration, use and upkeep of the Freeman Station.
6. The Friends of Freeman Station shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any profits or gains to the organization shall be used in promoting its objectives.
The Freeman Station, formerly the Burlington Junction Station of the Grand Trunk Railway, located in Burlington, Ontario, was constructed in 1906 and is considered a fine example of buildings of that era. It has been recognized for its architectural and historic significance by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Heritage Burlington.