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.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wednesday July 19 meeting at Bishop House

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. 

Summer Potluck Picnic at 1 p.m. Owen Sound

 Enjoy a potluck lunch in the spacious tent in the garden of Bishop House. 

A tour of the Museum and the viewing of the film, A Hero to Me, produced by Billy Bishop’s granddaughter and film producer, Diana Bishop will follow. The house was started in 1882 and completed in 1884. 

The Bishop family had four children, the third, becoming famous when King George V, at Buckingham Palace, presented “Billy” with the Victoria Cross, the DSO and the MC on the same afternoon in August 1917. The house is now Canada’s first National Historic Site in Grey County. It is filled with artifacts from both World Wars, family furnishings and personal artifacts and mementos of Billy Bishop and his family. 

 Bring your dishes, food to share and a lawn chair. 

Location: Bishop House: 948 3rd Ave. West, Owen Sound