The dream, when The Friends of Fintry (FoF) was first established, was to see Captain James Dun-Waters’ legacy restored, protected and shared with the public. Through hard work that dream is becoming a reality.
The Manor House now provides an opportunity for all of us to see what the life of the British landed gentry was like. We continue to add to our extensive collection of fascinating artifacts.
Over the years much of the Manor House has been restored with work now complete on the Ben Lee Room, where we show our video of the history of Fintry. BC Parks has also built a wonderful ramp to the entrance of the Ben Lee Room which enables access to those with wheelchairs and walkers.
The barn complex has had extensive repairs to the roofs as well as the exterior of the buildings. Now we are looking at making this area a cattle / farming museum.
Plans for the Packing House are being discussed. It may be used for Wedding Receptions, possibly a small cafe and maybe a museum on the history of the lake. If you have any ideas we’d love to hear from you.
We continue to work with BC Parks to develop the heritage buildings making history come alive. The Friends of Fintry host three events each year….. the Mother’s Day Event in May, Summer Event in July and the Fall Event in September.
If you’re a teacher why not invite us to speak to your class or come on a field trip. We have an active Education Outreach Program and we encourage school groups and senior groups to come spend an afternoon with us. We are always happy to offer private tours during the week with advance notice.
Interactive presentations to special interest groups are also one of the ways we provide an educational heritage experience.
Guided tours of the Manor House are offered on weekends in June, July, August and September. Members are invited to help with the gardens, annual cleaning of the house, fundraising, volunteering at the Spring, Summer & Fall events, researching and recovering as many of Dun-Waters’ belongings as possible.
The most important thing that the Friends of Fintry can do is to make the unique history of Fintry come alive for all those who come to visit.