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This mid-Victorian farm house was the site of one of the most important invention of the modern human history. On July 26th, 1874, the young Alexander Graham Bell here grasped the principle on which his most famous invention, the telephone, would work. Recognizing the importance of this event in 1909 the Bell Telephone Memorial Association purchased the property and deeded it to the Brantford Board of Park Management and it was opened to the public in 1910. Now operates as Ontario's oldest historic home museums and a National Historic Site. Queen Elizabeth II dedicated a memorial column at the site in 1997, a picture of the plaque on it is shown in the Workshop. There are also monuments to Bell and his invention in Brantford, pictures of these are in my Flickr gallery.

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