Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Visit to Kimberley -- September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

If the trees have started to change colour, the location of this meeting is one place that you can enjoy some fall colours. Our location this month is the village of Kimberley. You may want to return to Kimberley when the fall colours are at their best. 

Our hosts for the day will be Marilyn and Art Hammond. Marilyn has been the author of the books, Born Beneath Old Baldy and The Way We Were — Stories of Kimberley. 

You may wish to have lunch at the General Store. 235304 Grey Road 13, Kimberley, ON N0C 1G0

We will gather at the home of the Hammonds #235298 at 1:30 p.m. This house was built in 1898 with renovations in 2009. Marilyn will guide us on a walking tour of the village as well as tell us some stories about the history of Kimberley.

Bring a lawn chair with you.

Location: #235298 Grey Road 13, Kimberley

Monday, August 7, 2017

August meeting in the Irish Block at the Traynor Homestead

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Sydenham Township


The Traynor Homestead, known as Armagh, is owned by fifth generation Mike and Jerrie Traynor. In 1846, the Traynors, Michael and Horan, moved from King Township, near Nobleton, Ontario, to the recently surveyed farm land in North Sydenham Township. Over the years, more than 40 Irish families settled in the area that later became known as the Irish Block. The original Traynor home, a log structure, was replaced by the existing Victorian styled double-cabled brick home in 1882 by Patrick and Johanna Traynor who raised twelve children. This was the first brick home built in the Irish Block. Mike and Jerrie Traynor purchased the farm in the early 1990s undertaking an extensive renovation. The gardens are a reflection of the early years. Much of the plant stock is original to the property from times past.

Location: 324010 Sideroad 27, Annan  

Directions: From Owen Sound on Highway 26 turn left on to 6th Concession North Turn right onto Sideroad 27.    

From Meaford on Highway 26 turn right onto 2nd Concession N, turn left onto Sideroad 27.