Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm Wilcock Farm, Wilcox Lake, Grey Highlands
Bring lawn chairs.
The Wilcock Farm house was built of stone in 1892 by William Wilcock
(after whom the nearby Wilcox Lake is named). This typical Ontario
Gothic house has a T-shaped interior not unusual for farmhouses of the
era, but probably necessary for the large family. The land was
originally granted from the Crown in 1852 to Henry Moore, who sold it to
W.K. Flesher (who gave his name to nearby Flesherton). Flesher bought
rights and built an early water plume from the property’s lake access to
local mills in 1892.This provided a source of income likely supporting
the cost of the house construction. Current owners Matthew and Dai
Gaasenbeek have restored the house to its early glory with period art
prints, traditional décor and a display of their buggy tool collection.
Trails on the property allow nature lovers to enjoy the Audubon Society
award-winning rehabilitated bird habitat.
Coordinator: Kate Russell 519.924.2843
Location:734048 West Back Line, Grey Highlands
Take Grey County Rd. 4 west from Flesherton to the West Back Line (just
before Ceylon) turn south and watch for driveway on west side of road
past the curves)
Friday, August 14, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
12 Noon - Potluck followed by the Programme
Bishop House, Owen Sound
Only members of the GCHS, have been invited to hold their Annual Pot Luck Summer Luncheon in a 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 current exhibits are listed on the Bishop House site
The Bishop family had four children, the third, becoming famous when King George V, at Buckingham Palace, presented “Billy” with the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross 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 food to share and your dishes and utensils.
Coordinator: Paula Niall 519.372.0225
Location: 948 3rd Ave. West, Owen Sound
Central-Westside Church at the corner of 10th St. and 3rd Ave. West are providing parking for this occasion as on street parking is limited.