On Sunday we visited the newly-re-opened Bellevue House in Kingston, a former home of Sir John A Macdonald. Jake Breadman, our costumed interpreter, shared a fascinating account of the history of the area and the site from pre-indigenous times to the period that Canada’s first Prime Minister lived there. This interactive Parks Canada site offers many opportunities for public engagement. We were pleased at the many voices that presented the complex legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald: his political accomplishments, the treatment of the Chinese who were hired to build the railroad, the abolition of slavery, the establishment of residential schools, the treatment of indigenous peoples and more. It was an afternoon well spent.