WORK DAYS AT THE STATION.
It has been a great first summer season at Freeman. Now we need help tidying up, getting the Station ready for the winter. Hopefully you will be able to spare some time on one or more of the following days to help out.
September 18, Wednesday 9am to Noon Moving the compound
September 21, Saturday 9am to Noon Scrape & Paint Outside Trim
September 23, Monday 9am to Noon Winterizing the Station
September 25, Wednesday 9am to Noon Winterizing the Station
September 30, Monday 9am to Noon Winterizing the Station
October 2, Wednesday 9am to Noon Winterizing the Station
Just come on down to the Station in your working clothes and we will set you onto to the tasks required.
Open House Days:
DATE EVENT TIMES SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT
Sept. 21 10-3
Sept. 28 Doors Open 10-4 The Poacher Ukulele Band 12:00 – 1:00pm Hayley Vallee 1:00pm – 1:40pm
Oct. 6 10-4 The Top Hat Marching Band 1:30pm – 2:30pm
See the Railway Diorama downstairs (G-gauge model railway layout). On the main floor – restored waiting room, Station Master’s office and more. Lots of railway memorabilia to see and buy. Outside stuff too!
Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted. Become a member!
Parking on site, main floor wheelchair accessible with washroom facilities.
We are located on Fairview Street east of Maple Avenue or west of Brant Street, beside the Burlington Fire Station.
Any questions email us at email@example.com .
Updates will be posted here. We look forward to seeing you!
Friends of Freeman Station
Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of Directors
Date: October 09, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Freeman Station 1285 Fairview St Burlington
1. To receive reports of President, Treasurer & Chairpersons
2. To elect or re-elect Directors whose term has expired for an additional 2 year term.
3. To elect directors proposed by the Nominating Committee, and to accept nominations from the floor for additional names to be considered for Directors providing conditions of Bylaw # 1 are met.
4. To conduct other business that may properly come before the meeting.
5. Appointment of Audit Committee for fiscal year 2019/2020.
In order to vote or stand for election you must be a paid up member in good standing of The Friends of Freeman Station.
David Vollick – Secretary, Friends of Freeman Station.
Notice issued August 23, 2019
Sponsor a BENCH $500.00
Sponsor A Large PLANTER $250.00
Each of these will bear a stainless steel plate with a commemorative inscription…
…And they will all add much needed funds for the continuing restoration of Burlington’s historic Freeman Station. Just mail a cheque to Friends of Freeman Station, PO Box 91536, Roseland Plaza, Burlington. ON, L7R 4L6; or click on the “Donate” link in the header.
To date, more than 8,000 hours of volunteer labour have gone into the project, and more than $ 700,000 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.
…so here we are again, Friends of Freeman Station volunteers in the 2016 Burlington Santa Claus Parade. Nice day, mild temperatures, no rain. What more could the intrepid volunteer parade participant ask for? Well, a reliable ride, what else? And a good time was had by all…
(Intrepid photos: Bob Miller)