The Fairfield-Gutzeit Society is a charitable organization administered by volunteers who manage and maintain three heritage buildings in the village of Bath. They are the Fairfield-Gutzeit House, The Bath Town Hall and the Layer Cake Hall. The Society was established in 1998 when the former municipality of the Village of Bath, was dissolved and the ownership of three heritage properties in the village was vested in the new charitable organization.

What are the activities of the Society?

The Society’s mandate is to preserve our local past by providing guided tours of the Fairfield-Gutzeit house and the 1812 Discovery Centre. Heritage walks, Canada Day celebrations and historical reenactments run annually. The Society is pleased to note that it will be providing, on an ongoing basis, a series of seminars under the heading of the Historical Seminar Series. The purposes of these seminars is to provide a variety of courses, discussions and speakers on 18th, 19th and 20th century historical topics of interest to those in Eastern Ontario. The Village of Bath has a long standing history of marine heritage and is a key focal point of our large living history events, having hosted the War of 1812 bicentennial event as well as Rendez-vous Tall Ships in 2017.

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