What Others are Saying

In this section of our website you will find unedited copies of articles written by others about the Bell Barn Project. Some will be written by journalists, some by historians, and others by the general public. These provide comment on the Project from a variety of perspectives. We hope you enjoy this selection of observations from across the country.

The magnificent wooden loft of the reconstructed Bell Barn was the site for a really good foot-stompin olde tyme barn dance on October 2, 2010. The original loft was used to store tons of hay for the horses stabled below; now it was the scene for 125 people who could dance to their heart's content. Moving to the music of Ken Runge and Friends of Edenwold, no one seemed to want to quit dancing - so that was a good sign. Proceeds of about $2,500 will go towards paying off the remainder of the Bell Barn reconstruction costs.…


The Grand Opening of the Bell Barn Interpretive Centre took place on July 24, 2010. Over 700 people attend the event, which included speeches by various dignitaries, wagon rides compliments of the Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site, and the attendance of 21 members of the illustrious Bell family, who travelled here from various communities across Canada.

Revenues from sales at the Grand Opening and from the Dinner-Auction held later that day at the Indian Head Memorial Hall exceeded $60,000…