Open House Dates Adjusted

Last month, we invited you to visit the Al Purdy A-frame on Saturday, Sept 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. But the Ameliasburgh Fall Fair has reduced its events to one day – Saturday, September 24 – and so the A-frame Association has decided to follow suit. In the past, we have always opened to the public on Fair dates, when hundreds visit Ameliasburgh. We apologize if this means you have to change plans, but we do so very much want to welcome you to visit between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

In addition to a tour of the A-frame and adjacent writing shed during the open house, Purdy memorabilia will be available, including books, photos, prints and signed items. All proceeds, including donations with tax receipt, go to supporting the A-frame as a retreat for Canadian writers. A Purdy Tour pamphlet will be available for those wishing to visit significant locations, including Al Purdy’s gravesite.

Parking will be available at the Al Purdy Library on Whitney Rd., a 10-minute walk from the A-frame, as well as along Whitney Rd. leading up to Gibson Rd., where the A-frame is located. There is no parking on narrow Gibson Rd.

The village will be a happening place that day, hosting the annual Ameliasburgh Fall Fair at the fairgrounds. The Fair, also returning after three years, will open with a parade down main street and feature food, a horse and pone show, an arts and craft show, a silent auction, and many activities for children. Also located in the centre of the village is the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village, a large complex of buildings showing what life was like in Prince Edward County in the 1800s.

Save the date: September 24.