Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Potluck 2016 - Photos

It was a beautiful summer evening when the Historical Society met in St. Vincent Townships with Jo-Ann Craig as the host for the evening. The food was delicious with a great variety offerings enjoyed.


After the supper, Jo-Ann shared some of the history of the families of the area. 



Before leaving, everyone had the opportunity to tour the home. 

Photos by Janet Iles. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Old Durham Road Pioneer Cemetery - August 2016 meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

 This historic Black settlement burial ground dates to the mid-1800s. It served the local community until the 1880s. By the 1930s the site had reverted to a farmers’ field and the gravestones were either ploughed under or removed. Four headstones were found in a rock pile north of the site in 1990 before it was dedicated once again as a cemetery by then Lt. Gov. Lincoln Alexander. In 2015, a memorial pavilion was built on the site to house the stones and commemorate early Black pioneer families. Maintained by a volunteer committee, the site serves to honour early settlers and commemorate their contributions to the opening up of the Queen’s Bush. Come out and learn more about this local historic site.


*** Presenters will be Naomi Norquay from York University and Nancy Matthews from the Grey Highlands Heritage Centre. Please bring a lawn chair.

Location: Turn West onto County Road 4 at the lights in Flesherton (turn right if coming from the north); turn left onto Grey Road 14 and turn left onto Durham Road B. Destination will be on the left. 

  photos by Janet Iles