The Town of Gravenhurst is the birthplace of International Cultural icon Dr. Henry Norman Bethune. The Bethune Memorial House is a National Historic Site of Canada and celebrates the life of Dr. Bethune.
Dr. Bethune’s achievements include his research on tuberculosis and a mobile blood transfusion service. He is most famous for the last two years of his life, which were spent in China, where he served as a surgeon and teacher. Decades after his death, Dr. Bethune’s story continues to be taught as an example of selfless humanitarianism to millions of Chinese students.
For more information on this incredible site please visit Parks Canada.