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Podcast Episode 46 – The Moorhouse Doll

Posted on November 23, 2022

Backus-Page House Museum acquired this artifact from David and Paula Neice in 2017. The Moorhouse doll was brought to Upper Canada by Jane Hopkins Moorhouse in 1824, having been given […]

Podcast Episode 45 – Herstory

Posted on November 16, 2022

We talk a lot about the men’s Life in the Talbot Settlement, as it is their story that is often written down, and their legal right to do interesting and […]

Podcast Episode 44 – Folklore & Ghost Stories

Posted on November 9, 2022

Welcome to episode 44 in our podcast Life in the Talbot Settlement     The Talbot Settlement quickly became home to many people after word spread of the new lands. The majority […]

Accepting Nominations to the Board of Directors

Posted on November 1, 2022

Tyrconnell Heritage Society is seeking volunteers who would like to be considered to serve on the Board of Directors commencing March 1, 2023.  Interested individuals are required to be minimum of 18 […]

Podcast Episode 43-Weather & Climate

Posted on October 22, 2022

To start off this episode we’re going to talk about some of the intense storms and weather that impacted the settlers. Since the beginning of time, humans have been careful […]

Podcast Episode 42-Manners & Etiquette

Posted on October 9, 2022

Rules, rules, rules!  Until the 1960s and 1970s, most people’s lives followed stricter social rules of etiquette then we have today. Rules of who you can socialize with, what job […]

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 […]