From Our Editors
Stepping into Whitehern Historic House & Garden is a step into the lives of the McQuesten family, an influential Canadian family. Read on to learn a bit about the experience:
- The Family: The McQuesten's resided in Whitehern for 116 years, from 1852 to 1968.
- National Legacy: In 1939, the Honourable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways and was instrumental in the building of Queen Elizabeth Way.
- The House: Restored to its 1939 condition, the house exhibits many of the hundreds of artifacts the family bequeathed to their beloved city, including a pair of dolls, Christmas presents to the then young Hilda and Ruby McQuesten back to 1882.