Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives and National Historic Site

Registered Name: OWEN SOUND MUSEUMS

Business Number: 118809672RR0001

Our Mission

As the boyhood home of William Avery 'Billy' Bishop, our mission is to preserve and promote the legacy of our rich local history through programs, exhibits, and community involvement.

Our Mandate

Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives and National Historical Site is a public institution dedicated to conserving the Victorian home the Bishop Family and boyhood home of Billy Bishop. This will be achieved by excellence in exhibitions focusing on Victorian Life, the Bishop Family, Billy Bishop, Military and Historical events.

The Museum’s exhibitions, collection, and publications will reflect historical and, when applicable, contemporary expression, both regionally and nationally, and will promote the energy and reckless free spirit that Billy Bishop embodied.

The Museum will also strive to ensure that the coming generations will continue to honour and remember the sacrifices made by all Veterans.

About Our Charity

All gifts to Bishop Home: Museum, Archives and National Historic Site are used to preserve our collection, enhance our exhibits and develop our education programs.  Gifts are also used to maintain and develop Veterans' programs to ensure that future generations never forget this legacy.

Any individual, family or group can specify if they would like their gift to be used to a specific purpose.  We have many established areas which include, but are not limited to, our Tree of Remembrance program, school tours, admission sponsors, Honouring Our Local Veterans, our many educational exhibits, and our collection.  If you wish your gift to be used for a specific purpose, please contact us.

With a gift of $5000 or more towards a specific exhibit, room or program, your donation will be acknowledged, in your name, your family name, or a name of a loved one, on a plaque for public viewing.

For more information call 519-371-0031, e-mail info@billybishop.org or visit www.billybishop.org.

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