Visit Canada's First Political Art Gallery

The Spirit of Canada Gallery is located at the Drope Century Farm which has been in the family for more than 135 years and was purchased at the time when Sir John A. Macdonald was in office.

The farm is located just fifteen miles north of Cobourg, in the village of Harwood, on the south shore of Rice Lake, part of the Trent Severn Waterway. The village of Harwood, in 1854, was the site of an important railway station for the historic Cobourg and Peterborough Railway.

The Spirit of Canada Gallery is located in a rustic and unique century old building at the Drope Century Farm in Harwood - photo of gallery is below-right.

Gallery Features

  • A History of Canada - 1867 to the present. Depicted by pictures of Canadian Prime Ministers and Canadian Artifacts
  • Portrait of King Edward VII who visited Harwood when he was the Prince of Wales in 1860.
  • Model of the 1850s Cobourg-Peterborough Railway showing the Causeway and Bridge which crossed Rice Lake.

As Canada's first political gallery, it has an interesting exhibit of Canada's political leaders depicting the history of Canada.

The Gallery is open from the Victoria day weekend in May to Thanksgiving in October.

By chance or by appointment!

Free Admission.

Donations gratefully accepted for the maintenance of the Gallery.

For further information contact:

Pauline Drope Browes - Curator
905 342-5416

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