Bell Homestead National Historic Site receives a grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage

Bell Homestead

BRANTFORD, ON – The Bell Homestead National Historic Site has been awarded a grant in the amount of $27, 921 from the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage through the Museums Assistance Program - Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. This grant will provide support to the historical museum which suffered a loss of revenue after a five-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Prior to the pandemic, Bell Homestead had not closed its doors entirely since opening day in 1910,” says Brian Wood, Curator, Bell Homestead National Historic Site. “We are extremely grateful to the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support so we can continue to offer exciting programming to our community and visitors from around the world.”

Museums across Canada, along with the Bell Homestead, were significantly impacted financially by the provincial wide shutdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors were no longer permitted to visit the home where Alexander Graham Bell made his discovery that lead to his most famous invention-the telephone-during their busiest season. The grant will assist in offsetting admission and program revenue losses.

For more information about the Bell Homestead visit or call 519-756-6220. Join the conversation on the Bell Homestead National Historic Site group Facebook page.

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Sharon Sayles | Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519-757-2840 |