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Dickinson House: Mysteries and the Macabre

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you ever heard of the woman they call Mother Barnes? She was a mystic from Lanark County that people from all over would travel to visit and receive a reading from her. These visitors would sit in her cabin with her and have a cup of tea, once finished she would read their tea leaves to predict their future and answer their questions. Her guests ranged from grieving family members, farmers, policemen and even a young lawyer by the name of John MacDonald. It was with Mr. Macdonald that Mother Barnes would make her most noteworthy predictions, any guesses as to what she saw in the tea leaves?

Join us inside the Dickinson House between 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, September 18th for this month’s “Mysteries and the Macabre” Daily Life Display. We’re bringing you stories and legends from both the local and abroad that’ll make you scratch your head and send a chill down your spine!


September 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dickinson House | Maison-musée Dickinson
1127 Mill Street
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A2 Canada
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