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“The Grandest Hotel”
The Mississippi Hotel was built by local businessman Napoleon Lavallee in 1872 and soon claimed to be “… the grandest hotel in the Ottawa Valley…”
Fittingly, this beautiful stone landmark recently reopened as “The Grand Hotel” and once again welcomes visitors arriving to Carleton Place in grand style.
Join us on Thursday, February 22 at our annual fundraising Heritage Dinner. This year we look back at the history of this hotel and celebrate its renewal. Archivist Andrew Elliott from Library and Archives Canada will examine Lavallee’s claim of “grandness”, and together with author Elwood Jones, will take us back to the heyday of grand hotels in Ontario.
Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum at 267 Edmund Street, or on our website atwww.cpbheritagemuseum.com. A tax receipt for $25 will be issued.
Taking place at the hotel, the evening will include a three course meal, live musical entertainment by George Chenier Sr., and a silent auction table full of fabulous items. Don’t miss this grand evening!
All proceeds raised enable the Society’s continuing support of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, their exhibitions, programming and public education events