Appin Cemetery Memorial

Appin Cemetery Memorial

Every July, the historical society pays tribute to our ancestors. This year we are remembering the people in Appin CemeteryApprox 1000+ burials (dates: 1914 – present)

Time: 2:00 p.m. on July 28, 2023

Location: Appin Cemetery, Thames Road (Concession 2, Lot 12)

Please bring a lawn chair.  There will be a program featuring music, poetry, and history of the cemetery. 

Afterwards we will share refreshments and fellowship and and wander among the stones to reflect on those who have gone before us.

Link to interactive G&DHS Cemetery Map.

From Glendon Drive turn north on Thames road as you leave Appin. Well marked entrance on your RH side between Glendon and Falconbridge. Cemetery is located up a long straight laneway.

Please be aware of highway traffic when entering and leaving. There will be ample parking on cemetery lanes. If inclement weather is an issue, we’ll  cancel.

Last year, the  Cemetery Memorial Service was held at the Kilmartin Cemetery

“Beyond the gates of the cemetery lives an historical account of our past, a rich heritage populated by friends and relatives.  Loved ones who can no longer be with us, but whose memories live on.”  – Josh Kekosz.   

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

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

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

 

 

Crofters from Argyllshire, Scotland

Tonight: Ancestral Odyssey – The Family Ferguson

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Ancestral Odyssey: A Voyage of Discovery of Our Scottish Ancestors

Jan 17, 2024.   7:00 p.m.  Eastern Standard Time.  

Doug Ferguson traces his voyage of discovery in tracing his Scottish ancestors from Argyllshire and Inverness to Aldborough, Mosa, and Ekfrid, including a memorable visit to Scotland.

Doug grew up in Brooke Township and is a lawyer in London. He taught for many years at the Faculty of Law at Western University, and was president of Covent Garden Market when it was rebuilt in downtown London. He has many connections to Glencoe, including drinking underage at the McKellar House.

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G&DHS ‘Meet & Greet’ on Zoom Jan 11 at 7 p.m. EST

Our 2022 Zoom   –   Meet & Greet

 

Tuesday, January 11th 7 p.m.

 

We want to say hello and to let you know that we’re still here.  Now that all these online meeting tools are available, we think it’s time to try them out.  

 

We urge all our local history enthusiasts and friends to join us.  The Directors are going to tell us what they’ve been working on during the pandemic and we want to hear about your work too.  

 

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Canadian Farmer – Eric Simpson

Eric Simpson is an egg farmer on Longwoods Road who farms with his brother, Owen, his mother Vicky , wife Sarah, two boys and a couple of staff. Eric was interested in following the YouTube channels of other farmers and decided his family farm had a story to tell too.
Simpson Poultry Farms makes their own feed, so Eric’s egg farm story starts with the corn and soybeans he grows to feed his chickens. Enjoy the day with Eric.
Check out his channel
Here is baby chick day:
Harold’s Photos of Glencoe

Harold’s Photos of Glencoe

On Wednesday evening April 17, 2019, the Glencoe & District Historical Society hosted the Annual Meeting at the new ARCHIVE facilities. President Lorne Munro welcomed those attending and introduced the guest speaker, our own historian Harold Carruthers. Fifty people attended this event, the first program to be presented at 178 McKellar Street, Glencoe.

Although President Lorne introduced Harold, no introduction was needed. Harold mentioned that the presentation is a continuation of one that he did last April 2018 at Glencoe’s Historic Train Station.

Harold showed 300 images spanning the period between the 1880’s and the 1960’s, focussing on the street scenes of Glencoe Ontario. Harold also focused on the human perspective, highlighting parades and social events. Many people, long gone, were recognized by members of the audience.

Upon conclusion of the display at 8:15 p.m., President Lorne Munro thanked Harold for his interesting narrative. A time of fellowship followed the presentation and audience members enjoyed exploring the new facility. The Annual Meeting and Election of Executive Officers led by President Lorne Monroe followed.