Thursday, February 27, 2014
from a recent mailing from the Glengarry Historical Society on upcoming meetings
A BRIEF WORD FROM THE ACTING CHAIR
I'm pleased to be able to announce the March 6th program which will
feature a presentation by former GHS President, Dane Lanken, on the history of
the Munro & McIntosh Sleigh and Carriage Company of Alexandria. The meeting
will start at 8:00 PM at the Church on The Hill in Alexandria and is open to the
public. Some of you may recall that Dane spoke on this topic at a very popular
session at the Nor'westers and Loyalist Museum in Williamstown. A number of
you have approached me to say that they missed that session and hoped there
would be another opportunity to hear about the M&M and its important history
and contribution to the area. Those of you who had the good fortune to attend
the earlier session might also look forward to the chance for renewed discussion
and additional learning about this company with an international reputation.
The April 3 meeting of the Historical Society will feature Jennifer DeBruin
whose topic will be TIME TRAVEL, Exploring our own family history as inspiration
for our writing. Jennifer adds, "it will include a personal account of how I wrote
both my fact-based/historical fiction novels set in SD&G: A Walk with Mary
(GSPH, 2012), and Shadows in the Tree (GSPH, 2013). It will touch on genealogy
and take participants on a historical journey into SD&G history."
We hope to have that meeting at the Nortwesters and Loyalist Museum in
Williamstown. I hope to see you on March 6 and April 3.
Please note that we are well into 2014 and we look forward to receiving
membership dues for annual members (can be mailed to GHS at Box 416,
Alexandria, ON, KOC 1A0).
Spring seems to be vaguely in the air. I'm ready!
Bill Gilsdorf, Acting Chair
February 20, 2013 http://glengarryhistory.ca
take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser