Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 2016 meeting in Owen Sound at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4.00 p.m. 
Note the change in time to what was printed in the brochure. 

Following the Saugeen Tract Agreement Treaty 45 1/2, signed on August 9th, 1836, between the Saugeen Ojibwa and Odawa and the government of Upper Canada, a reserve along the western shore of Owen Sound was set aside for the band headed by Chief Newash. In 1842, the Indian village of Newash, contained fourteen log houses, a school and a barn.

Wesleyan Methodist missionaries ministered to the Indians. In 1845, a frame chapel was completed on the corner of 24th Street and 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound. In 1857, the Reserve, containing some 11,000 acres, was ceded to the government and most of the Indians moved to Cape Croker. 

Speaker Grey County Historical Society Board Member Susan Schank with special guest singer/song writer and one of Owen Sound's poet laureates for 2015-17, Larry Andreas Jensen, singing his song "Burial Ground".

Please plan to come out and join us.

Location: First United Church, 435 21st Street West, Owen Sound

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October meeting at Knarsboro Hall now known as May Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

The May Funeral Home  in Markdale was built by Dr. Thomas Sproule in 1883. He was a medical doctor and entrepreneur who turned to politics and was first elected as a Conservative MP for Grey East in 1878. He fell in love with Mary Alice Flesher and had this beautiful Italianate home built for her that he called Knarsboro Hall. Come and learn more about the history of this marvelous building and Dr. Thomas Simpson Sproule.
Location: 63 Main Street East, Markdale

If the meeting has to be changed due to a funeral, the blog and Facebook will be updated. An email will be sent to our mailing list.