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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
The Traynor Homestead, known as Armagh, is owned by fifth generation Mike and Jerrie Traynor. In 1846, the Traynors, Michael and Horan, moved from King Township, near Nobleton, Ontario, to the recently surveyed farm land in North Sydenham Township. Over the years, more than 40 Irish families settled in the area that later became known as the Irish Block.
The original Traynor home, a log structure, was replaced by the existing Victorian styled double-cabled brick home in 1882 by Patrick and Johanna Traynor who raised twelve children. This was the first brick home built in the Irish Block.
Mike and Jerrie Traynor purchased the farm in the early 1990s undertaking an extensive renovation. The gardens are a reflection of the early years. Much of the plant stock is original to the property from times past.
Location: 324010 Sideroad 27, Annan
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy some fall colours with a visit to the village of Kimberley. Our hosts for the day will be Marilyn and Art Hammond. Marilyn has been the author of the books, Born Beneath Old Baldy and The Way We Were — Stories of Kimberley. You may wish to have lunch at the General Store. We will gather at the home of the Hammonds #235298 at 1:30 p.m. This house was built in 1898 with renovations in 2009. Marilyn will guide us on a walking tour of the village as well as tell us some stories about the history of Kimberley.
Location: #235298 Grey Road 13, Kimberley
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
October is Autism Month. Kay O’Neil will share how Kerry’s Place, the largest provider of services and support for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in Canada, was born out of the frustration and dreams of a small group of concerned parents. Kay’s book, The Birth of Kerry’s Place tells how Canada’s first treatment centre was located in Clarksburg.
Location: Drive to Thornbury, turn south at the lights and drive through town to Clarksburg. Follow Grey Road 13 through Clarksburg watching for balloons on a mailbox on the right side of the road.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Spend time at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery as it marks its 50th Anniversary and the 100th Anniversary of Thomson’s death. Several exhibitions will have been offered throughout the year. Staff will be available in their reception room to give us an overview of these exhibits. Permanent exhibits feature the works of Tom Thomson with information and drawings depicting the different theories of how Thomson died, some quite believable and some more far fetched. The work and story of Tom Thomson’s life and death makes this a popular location for a visit. Close to the time for the Festival of Northern Lights make this even a more worthwhile visit.
Location: 841 1st Ave West, Owen Sound
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