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Shannon Prince, Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

May 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

May 17, 2023 – Let’s Talk Black History

We were pleased to welcome Shannon Prince, the longtime champion and curator of the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum.  An online audience connected with Shannon via Google Meet.  Here is a video by TVO that provides a great overview.  

Shannon Prince is the Curator of the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum. She is also a Storyteller and participant in historical re-enactments which brings the history of Buxton and the Underground Railroad to life for many groups both here and further a-field. She is a descendant of the early fugitive families that came to Canada for freedom and opportunity. 

Shannon is part of the  joint Underground Railroad projects with York University, Toronto, the Underground Railroad Freedom Centre in Cincinnati and with Millersville University and several historical organizations in Pennsylvania. She actively farms in Buxton with husband Bryan and their four children. 

In 1999, she began her current role as Curator and has graduated with a certificate in Museum Studies through the Ontario Museums Association. She is currently a member of the Ontario Museums Association, the steering committee and co-chair for the National Historic Sites Alliance for Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Fund Grant Review Team and the Board of Directors for the Capitol Theatre.


May 17, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Archives
178 McKellar Street
Glencoe (Southwest Middlesex), Ontario N0L 1M0 Canada
519 287 3897
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Glencoe & District Historical Society
(519) 287-3897
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