Conservation of Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church
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Federal Government Supports the Conservation of Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church National Historic Site of Canada
National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program helping preserve Canada’s heritage. July 17, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Parks Canada
Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament for Simcoe North, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced an investment in the conservation of the Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church National Historic Site. The Government of Canada’s National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program, delivered through Parks Canada, will be contributing over $77,650 to help address structural issues and restore missing elements at the Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church National Historic Site.The historic site is a physical testimony to struggle and hardship, courage and loyalty. It was recognized for its national historic significance as one of the last built remnants of a community of African-Canadians whose roots are uniquely anchored in the history of United Empire Loyalists. This site also represents the important role that Black militiamen played in the defense of Upper Canada during the War of 1812.
As our country nears its 150th birthday in 2017, the Government of Canada invites Canadians to learn more about the major events that have shaped their country’s history. Canada’s national historic sites enable us to experience our rich history and heritage in a special way and play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150.