A new book has been published about the pioneer history of Anderdon Township 1790-1920. Its publication coincides with the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. An overview of its content can be found at www.anderdon1812.com. Copies may be purchased on this site using PayPal.
The book itself is 429 pages of adventures, disasters, heartbreak and stories of great courage and determination. Images are from many local and international archives, including the Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress in Washington, the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, the Stark Museum in Texas, and the Archives of Ontario. These are matched by intriguing photos from family albums… over 100 of them! There are many newspaper clippings from (among others) the Essex Free Press, the Amherstburg Echo, the Windsor Evening Record and the Canadian Emigrant and Western Advertiser. This is history, as well as genealogy. Seventy-four families are traced in detail, and hundreds of surnames are mentioned in the text. The appendices include personal letters, accounts of land auctions, a list of homesteaders, crown patents that were issued and census information. There is a strong 32-page index.
Following a lengthy recruitment process, the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation is proud to announce that it has named Mary E. Baruth as its new Executive Director.
In this new position, Baruth will coordinate the renewal and development of the world renowned Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary and surrounding natural areas. Baruth will also liaise with local authorities, school boards, conservation and heritage groups to bring new activities, programs and events to the 108 year old Sanctuary.
With more than 25 years experience in heritage, tourism, recreation and cultural policy development and management, Mary E. Baruth’s background includes establishing new heritage and cultural offices in Norfolk County and Windsor as well as working for three conservation authorities, museums and galleries. She was also co-chair of the Southwest Economic Alliance Tourism and Culture sector as part of the team that created the governance structure for the new organization.
Baruth has been an active volunteer in the Essex County community and was also the Director/Curator of organizations including but not exclusive to, the Delhi Ontario Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre, North American Black Historical Museum and the Long Point Region Conservation Authority.
Baruth’s experience, strong leadership, communication and marketing skills as well as her interpersonal skills, researching and writing ability have made her the ideal candidate for this challenging position. Her enthusiasm in all that she does has already resulted in visible changes in the short time she has been at the Sanctuary. We are excited to have her as part of our Team as we embark on Phase I of our renewal: the new pond development and as we prepare for the 2nd Annual Calling Contest.
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Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary
The Gibson Gallery is proud to present O’h ya,’h ohdiwenagqh:”Through the Voices of Beads” Thursdays-Sundays from 11am-5pm, April 12th to May 27th at 140 Richmond St. Amherstburg.
Bead workers have played a vital role in preserving Iroquois beliefs over the centuries.One of the goals of this exhibit is to reveal the meaning expressed in Iroquois beadwork, meanings that remain embedded in Iroquois culture to this day. A second goal is to show that this art, like the Iroquois people themselves, still thrives. The exhibition consists of historical and contemporary pieces from the Royal Ontario Museum and works from the collection fo renowned Iroquois beadwork artist Samuel Thomas.
Admission is $3.00/adults $2.00/students.
When: July 28 and 29th, 2012, 11 am to 5pm
Where: Essex County Road 50, from Malden Centre to Arner Town Line
Thanks to everyone that came out to explore the beautiful shores and celebrate the local culture along county road 50. It was a fun fulled weekend with activities for everyone! If you missed it be sure to come out next year! ECHRS was down at the Colchester Harbour for the festival. Check out some of what we saw at just one stop of the Explore the Shores route. Video of the ship arriving. Photos take by ECHRS & Municipal Heritage summer students: Abe Dandach, Tareck Dandach, Taylor Gorick, and John Berube.