The Fairfield-Gutzeit Society
What is the Fairfield-Gutzeit Society?
The Fairfield-Gutzeit Society is a charitable organization administered by volunteers who manage and maintain three heritage buildings in the village of Bath. They are the Fairfield-Gutzeit House, The Bath Town Hall and the Layer Cake Hall. The Society was established in 1998 when the former municipality of the Village of Bath, was dissolved and the ownership of three heritage properties in the village was vested in the new charitable organization.
What are the activities of the Society?
First and foremost the Society has the responsibility for nurturing its three historical properties. To this end, a variety of heritage activities have been sponsored by the Society. Scheduled events include a June strawberry tea, Canada Day celebrations, a Fall Fair, a Christmas Carol afternoon and a Heritage Day commenoration. In addition there are three successful continuing programs: the garden program introducing youngsters from Bath Public School to the joys of horticulture with a crop of vegetables for a food bank, the fund-raising heritage walks program providing the opportunity for members and friends to visit local historical communities and nearby areas of environmental and scenic interest and the heritage program introducing children from local public schools to their local history, including visits to the House.