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Podcast Episode 41 – School Life

Posted on September 28, 2022

Did you know, back in the 17 and 1800s, school attendance was not mandatory? The good old days, eh? It wouldn’t be until 1891 that children between the ages of […]

Podcast Episode 40 – Death & Burial Rituals

Posted on September 7, 2022

Early settlers handled the death and burial rights of their family very seriously. Today we’ll talk about the ways that settlers cared for and buried their dead.   After a […]

Podcast Episode 39-Fairs, Music, & Dances

Posted on August 24, 2022

Early Entertainment: Even in the early days, where pioneer life was all work, people found ways to make it fun. Working bees were a popular way of getting through big […]

Podcast Episode 38 – Fashion Throughout the Decades

Posted on August 10, 2022

Knock, Knock, Who’s there? Under…Under where? Gotcha! Before we dive into the dresses and popular fashions throughout time, we can’t skip over the importance of under garments. Up until the […]

Podcast Episode 37 – Pests, Prey, & Predators

Posted on July 28, 2022

Once long ago, Irish, Scottish, and English families came to the Talbot Settlement to establish a new life here in Upper Canada. They would be faced with the vigorous task […]

Weekend Highlights – July 16 & 17, 2022

Posted on July 14, 2022

Howdy Ya’ll, welcome to or back to, Weekend Highlights! Let’s jump on in to this weekend events! Railworks’ Beer-Lesque & Carniv-Ale Show is a perfect mixture of dark circus theme […]

Podcast Episode 36-Crime & Tragedy Part 2

Posted on July 13, 2022

Before we begin, I’d like to give a warning that this episode talks about murders and accidents of the 1800s and early 1900s. If details of these events make you […]

Weekend Highlights – July 9 & 10, 2022

Posted on July 7, 2022

Hi everyone! We hope everyone had a great week and is excited for this weekend! I know it’s probably hard to top last weekend with all the Canada Day festivities, […]

Weekend Highlights- July 2nd & 3rd

Posted on June 30, 2022

Welcome back! This weekend we’ve got a nice long weekend for Canada Day! Let’s jump in to some of the special events happening in Elgin County this weekend! This weekend, […]