We are now operating under our fall hours UNTIL OCTOBER 15, 2017-

open weekends from 9-5 p.m.  WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

  • We're raising a barn! Yes, that's right.  With wood saved from barns of yesteryear we will build a barn beside the House this summer.  It will complement the homestead, become a new display space, and a welcoming community venue...BUT to raise a barn, we need volunteers to help us. More information

  • Getting married? Get married on the Wakefield Covered Bridge over the beautiful Gatineau River, then walk a few steps to the reception on the Fairbairn Grounds. More information here. 

  • What's New at Fairbairn 2017 -- We have changed from being a co-operative to a non-profit corporation, meaning we need to re-structure our membership format.We are proposing a 1-year @ $20, or a 2-year @ $35 family membership fee, with the renewal date set for May 1st .

  1. Benefits will include :  

·      Priority invitation to special events, including previews of new exhibits

·      Our newsletter, sent twice annually

·      Recognition in the donor’s binder kept at the museum

We invite (encourage!) you to renew or start your membership online via PayPal (to come), and we sincerely thank you for your continued support.

  • NEW EXHIBIT!   "Notable Women of the Gatineau Valley"  on display at Fairbairn House till October, 2018. Touring schedule Fall/Winter 2017/18.  The exhibition highlights the contribution of 10 notable women in shaping the history of the Gatineau valley and beyond.  View online exhibition here!

  • LES CHEMINS D'EAU TOURIST ROUTE - Follow the canoeist on the blue signs! He will guide you along the Chemins d’eau, the first tourist route in the Outaouais. More information here