Fieldcote is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection, preservation and exhibition of local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Adult workshops and children’s activities are available upon request. The site offers rotating exhibitions featuring art and history, a summer concert series, award-winning pesticide-free gardens and a meeting place for local garden, historical and cultural groups.
Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize
Saturday, March 3, 2012 to Monday, September 1, 2014
“You are to be drawn on Hurdles to place of execution, hanged by the neck but not until dead, cut down while alive and your entrails taken out and burnt before your faces, your heads cut off, bodies divided into four quarters, heads and quarters to be at the King’s disposal.” This exhibit explores Ancaster’s experience during the War of 1812, highlighting the Bloody Assize. Against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel, view giant paintings of the prosecutors and accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself. Discover the impact of the war on local farmers and residents, amidst the surroundings of an 1812 barn interior.
Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre, located in historic downtown Meaford, is a beautifully restored and renovated century old landmark. Formerly known as the Opera House, Meaford Hall is just a stone’s throw from Georgian Bay and adjacent to all amenities in an area well-known for its year-round attractions. As a four season venue, Meaford Hall plays host to a variety of events including live theatre, music, films, dance and entertainment as well as community, corporate and social events. The newly-restored Meaford Hall has state-of-the-art staging, an intimate Edwardian Opera House with theatre balcony, two large light-filled gallery/reception halls, meeting room with landscaped terrace, a boardroom and full kitchen and bar facilities. The brand new east wing houses the Box Office, elevator, coat check, dressing rooms and an expanded Green Room. An art gallery features a rotation of exhibitions throughout the year. Stop by and have a look, perhaps buy a painting to pick up later!