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Friends of Freeman Station,
P.O. Box 91536 Roseland Plaza, 3023 New Street, Burlington L7R 4L6.
The BDRC volunteer painting crew did a great job the morning of Saturday June 23, they did the primer coat on the basement walls.
The work party at the Station consisted of:
Barb Plander, Marion Richardson, Brian Aasgaard, Ed Keenleyside, John Mellow, Eric Shergold, Ken Taylor, David Vollick, and Denny Williams.
We also had a visit from Gordon Sherwood who gave FOFS a nice commemorative spike and date nail mounted on white oak, and a framed picture of a Kingston steam locomotive.
Without our volunteers the Station would not be at the stage it is today.
Thanks to all.
Eleanor McMahon, MPP and Blair Lancaster, Councillor, City of Burlington presented the
Ontario Trillium Grant cheque to Ron, President FOFS and Brian, Treasurer FOFS which is designated for the wheelchair accessibility work at the station.
RTO/ETO District 15/Halton of the Retired Teachers of Ontario has announced approval of a grant application by Friends of Freeman Station (FOFS) to fund a computer control system for its historic model railway educational exhibit. The money will be used to purchase the central “brains” of a planned interactive, museum-quality model railway diorama depicting life in the village of Freeman (now part of Burlington) in the early 1900’s. Additional details at freemanstation.ca/llrd/.
If you have extra 2X4 lumber, 4X8 sheets of drywall, insulation materials, or fasteners left over from a project, we would be delighted to receive them for finishing the lower level of the Station. Your donations are 100% tax deductible. Call 905-334-0272 or email email@example.com and we’ll coordinate delivery.
To date, more than 6,000 hours of volunteer labour have gone into the project, and more than $ 390,000 in cash and corporate/ private donations and pledges has been raised. On the Station’s Lower Level, we’re planning to install a computer-driven, museum-quality interactive diorama depicting life in the hamlet of Freeman, which is now part of Burlington, in the early Twentieth Century.
We’re looking for volunteers to join the building restoration project and/or the diorama construction project. Depending on your interests, there are many opportunities for you to get involved in this historic legacy.
Curriculum development- writing teacher material for class visits
Bricklaying and carpentry
Accounting – simple, spread sheet, income & expenditures
Photography – amateur (digital!)
Computer – correspondence, spreadsheet data input and management
Web site – assistant Web master using WordPress (we’ll teach you)
Email database – adding/editing contact information
Gardening – grounds maintenance, flower beds, mowing, weeding
Community relations – arranging and staffing public appearance events
Publicity – news stories and media relations
Model railroading – garden scale design, layout, and operation
Steam boiler certification – live steam locomotive operation
Videography – video documentation and editing
Artistry – scene and mural painting
Docents – volunteer staffing to receive and brief the public
Artifact management – logging, documenting, photographing, data entry
To any extent that you can help, please email us — firstname.lastname@example.org — and let us know your interest.
We’ve been working with local families to capture their stories about life in the village of Freeman and early Burlington. The first of these are now published under the “Families of Freeman/Stories” link above (or click here) and include “A.D. McMillan, Fruit and Vegetable Grower,” “Memories of Freeman,” “The Freeman Family and the village of Freeman,” “The Smith Family (Smith’s Funeral Home),” and the life story of “Theo Bullock.” There are many more family histories and anecdotes which could be added to this collection, and we’d very much like to hear from you, to add your family’s memories. Just drop us a note to email@example.com and we’ll work out the details.