Thursday, October 2, 2014

October meeting - Members only - Owen Sound - house tour

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm Owen Sound
This unique home built in the 1890s by John W. Redfern, a local hardware store owner has a fascinating history. Located beside the Billy Bishop Heritage Museum, it was sold in 1909 to Police Magistrate David Creasor. It eventually became the U.S. Consulate and then the home of Colin Russell of the prominent boat building company for some 52 years. Today it is the elegant home of Michael and Marcella Leeper. GCHS members only will be privileged to tour the home. We will also have the pleasure of meeting local writer and columnist Jennifer McGuire who will tell us about her new magazine, The Tin Roof Press.
Coordinator: Paula Niall 519.372.0225


Note: Members only - If you haven't joined yet, please go to our website to find a membership form. Please join at least a week before the meeting.


Location: 932, 3rd Ave. West, Owen Sound

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm Eugenia

The first electrical generator was built at Eugenia in 1895 producing enough electricity to meet the needs of Eugenia and Flesherton. Eventually a group of local businessmen devised a plan to create a dam and reservoir to overcome the seasonal variation in the flow of the Beaver River. Then in 1914 the Ontario Hydro-Electric power Commission went ahead with the project creating a 490 acre reservoir now known as Lake Eugenia. By 1920 the power plant was producing 4500 kW of electricity. Barbara Pearn will tell us more about the history of this unique hydroelectric generating station which will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Coordinator: Kate Russell 519.924.2843
Location: Eugenia Falls Conservation Area. Take Grey Rd. 13 to Eugenia, if going north turn left on to Pellisier Rd. down the hill to Conservation Area. Pavillion is about 300 ft. to the left.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.31352° North (Decimal Degrees), Longitude: -80.5248° West

All are invited to attend.

Note: The October meeting is a members only meeting so if you wish to attend, please become a member or renew your membership.