Saturday, 23 June 2012

Another Generous Donation...

The Sturgeon Point History Project would like to thank the Brown family for the generous donation of their family's sailing pennants.  Dating from about 1911 through the early 1930s, these cotton and wool flags show the evolution of the Lindsay Canoe Club's squashed frog.

While some of these pennants are quite fragile, we will be able to display a number of them at the Canada Day heritage display.

Our thanks again to the Brown family for their very generous gift.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Civic Holiday and the 2nd Street Heritage Displays

For the Civic Holiday Heritage Boards, the Sturgeon Point History Project will be focusing on 2nd Street.  If you have tales of the legendary Poly Parties that took place... or pictures of Richard Thakes band... or Rev Edmonds at the Shamrock Cottage... or any of the VanVs... or of Ted supervising...  the History Project would love to see the pictures and hear the tales.

Marlyn Beggs with two young friends
Bring your pictures to the Canada Day BBQ or let me know that you have them and I will come and collect them.  Despite our move, our phone number remains the same.

The Crighton Cottage "Baby Blue" was rented by the Ollerheads in the 1950s.
Interesting how different the porch looks and how much vegetation there is to the north.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

A Generous Donation...

The Sturgeon Point History Project would like to thank community member Madge B who has donated a MacBook to the History Project so that it has a dedicated laptop.  We appreciate her generosity. 

Having the laptop will make a huge difference to our ability to go out into the community and meet with community members in their homes.  We hope to raise enough money this summer to be able to pair this gift with a portable scanner, so that the scanning of photos can be done on-site as well.

Our thanks to Madge!