Billings Estate Museum
613-790-5763
http://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/museums/billingsestate
2100 Cabot St
Ottawa, Ontario  K1H 6K1
Discipline(s): Heritage
Scope: Professional
Municipality: City of Ottawa
Primary Role: Museum
Secondary Role: Education
How We Operate: Primarily operate in full-time owned or leased facilities
Touring Program: Yes
Ethno-Cultural Focus: Yes
The Billings family settled on the shores of the Rideau River in 1812 and took an active role in shaping the community as it evolved over time and until the 1970s when they left the estate. They helped build farms and churches, ran a dairy operation, and contributed to the development of the Byward Market by providing produce for sale and building the "Farmers' Bridge". This National Historic Site on 8 acres of green space is also home to one of Ottawa's oldest community cemeteries where well-known Ottawa pioneers, such as the Evans, Brouse and Firth families, are laid to rest.
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