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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]