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Archive for November, 2010

2010 AGM

The Society’s annual general meeting was held at the Glenwood Cemetery chapel this afternoon. After the election of officers, we heard from three speakers, all with an interesting perspective on historical initiatives.

Sandy Latchford

Sandy Latchford talked about the restoration of the cemetery chapel as an example of a project that could be achieved by a community group with the right combination of enthusiasm and skills and encouraged the Society to seize the current awareness of the importance of local heritage (in the wake of the destruction of the former Methodist Episcopal Church on Picton’s Main Street in August).

Peter Lockyer spoke passionately about the importance of aligning historical initiatives with the aims of local businesses and economic development, using the example of the History Lives Here films, while David Warrick explained the genesis and aims of the Macdonald project, which plans to commission Ruth Abernethy to create a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald for Picton, the town where he first practised law.

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Reclaiming the County’s heritage

Tom Cruickshank, co-author of The Settler’s Dream and editor of Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine gave a lecture at the Regent Theatre in Picton, on the subject of reclaiming the disappearing history and heritage of Prince Edward County.

A report of the event was published on the countylive.ca site.

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