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Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Four sketchbooks, along with various other personal items belonging to Eliza (nee Symonds) and Melville Bell – parents of Alexander Graham Bell, were donated to the Bell Homestead National Historic Site from the Dr. Mabel Grosvenor archives by her nieces and nephews in 2007. The sketchbooks came into Dr. Mabel’s possession after the passing of her mother, Elsie Bell Grosvenor, oldest daughter of Alexander and Mabel Bell. Prior to this, they were in Alexander Graham Bell’s posse...
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The Plaque is Back BBQ!

The Plaque is Back BBQ!

The Bell Memorial plaque is being returned to its rightful home this month, and we’re having a community BBQ to celebrate this cherished piece of Brantford’s heritage. The Plaque is Back celebration and BBQ is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 from 11am to 1pm. Greetings and remarks will take place at 11:15am. The century old historic plaque was stolen in March 2019 and recovered shortly thereafter by Brantford Police. The plaque describes the work of Walter S. Allward for the Be...
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On This Day at Bell Homestead

On This Day at Bell Homestead

It was here on this day, July 26, 1874, that Bell grasped the principle in which his most famous invention, the telephone, would work.
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Bell Memorial

Bell Memorial

The Bell Memorial is a monument to the accomplishments of the Brantford citizen, who worked on early designs and prototypes of the telephone while living and working in Tutela Heights.
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