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Farmer, writer, radical, sage: Re-introducing Peter McArthur

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday 22 February at 2.00pm ET.   Hybrid: zoom or attend The Archives, 178 McKellar St, Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0.  Stephanie McDonald, local gal living in Dublin, Ireland, will re-introduce us to our local writer who was very famous in his day. 

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In 1908, at the age of 42, Peter McArthur returned to his family farm in Ekfrid Township with his wife and five children after living and working in Toronto, New York and London, England. For the next 16 years he wrote weekly columns in The Globe, amusing and enlightening his readers about life on a rural Ontario farm. 

 

October 28, 2024 will mark the centenary of McArthur’s death at the age of 58 following an operation. The man dubbed the “Sage of Ekfrid”, who had the most famous farm in Canada, is now nearly forgotten. With wit and wisdom, McArthur interrogated questions that we’re still asking today – how to bridge the rural/urban divide, how to protect the natural environment, and how to spend our days and live a good life.

 

Stephanie McDonald grew up on a mixed farm in Ekfrid Township. She has worked as a newspaper reporter in the Canadian Arctic, and in communications, policy and administration roles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Ottawa and now Dublin, Ireland. Stephanie has had articles published in various newspapers and magazines, mostly about farmers, farming, food security and the climate crisis.

 

 

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Farmer, writer, radical: the Sage of Ekfrid

 

 

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Date:
February 22
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Organizer

Glencoe & District Historical Society
Phone:
(519) 287-3897
Email:
contactus@glencoehistoricalsociety.ca
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Venue

The Archives
178 McKellar Street
Glencoe (Southwest Middlesex), Ontario N0L 1M0 Canada
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Phone:
519 287 3897
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