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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 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 […]

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 […]

Podcast Episode 35-Party Like It’s 1850

Posted on June 29, 2022

The Victorian housewife was expected to make and purchase decorative pieces to beautify the home. These items would enhance her potential as a wife and surround the family with objects […]

Weekend Highlights – July 25 & 26

Posted on June 23, 2022

Hey you’ll, welcome back to another post of Weekend Highlights! We hope everyone had a great Father’s Day last weekend, and stayed cool in that blistering heat. This weekend we’ve […]

Podcast Episode 34-Food Preservation

Posted on June 15, 2022

In today’s episode we’ll be talking about the preservation of food throughout the ages! Canning is a process where food is placed in cans or jars and is heated to […]

Ontario Local Food Week

Posted on June 7, 2022

This week is Ontario Local Food Week! In celebration of this week, we’re going to be talking about the way our settlers stored their food! Before the invention of the […]