Freeman Station… Full Steam Ahead!
Official Web site for the Friends of Freeman Station
"WE ARE HOME"!
Thanks to those who helped us get this far!
December 7th & 8th, 10 - 5: We will have a table at the Royal Botanical Gardens model railway show at the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W.
Jan. 8, 2014, 7 p.m.: The January board meeting will be held at City Hall.
Jan. 26, 2014, 10 – 3:30: We will have a display at the model railway show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road South, Ancaster. Details can be found at http://ancasteragriculturalsociety.ca/calendar/day.php?date=20140126.
Feb. 1, 2014, 10 - 4: We will once again be participating in the Burlington Heritage Fair at the Burlington Central Library. Details can be found at http://www.bpl.on.ca/calendar_item/burlington-heritage-fair. Feb. 25, 2014: Our Past-President Les Armstrong will be making a presentation at Burlington Central Library at 7 p.m. as part of Heritage Month activities. To register, contact the library at 905.639.3611 ext 1321.Also, please post the attached to the newsletter
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.