The Town of Gravenhurst has announced that Mayor Paul Kelly, members of Council and the Gravenhurst Municipal Heritage Advisory Group will be on hand June 29 for a heritage plaquing ceremony of the Gravenhurst Gateway Arch.
The Gravenhurst Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee will be presenting the Designated Property plaque on the Gravenhurst Welcome Arch on Muskoka Street S t 2 pm Come and enjoy celebrating this important historical feature of Gravenhurst.
Being the first incorporated Town in Muskoka and the southernmost large settlement, Gravenhurst became known as the “Gateway to Muskoka Lakes” and in honour of this moniker, built a welcoming arch on the main road into town.
An archway has welcomed visitors since 1874 when the first, made from pine bows and flowers, was erected to mark the visit of Governor-General Lord Dufferin.
Over the years, this arch changed shape, size and composition, but still stands today welcoming one and all Gravenhurst.
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