Monday, August 8, 2011

August 2011 meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 1:30 PM in Owen Sound

Please note this program is open only to Members of the Grey County Historical Society and their guests.

In 2003, the Hempels purchased a large Victorian yellow brick riverside home in Owen Sound originally built for John Frost's son Alfred, his wife and nine children. The home was sold in 1906 after Alfred died of pneumonia from an ice fishing accident. Purchased by the Children's Aid Society, it served as an orphanage until 1981,when it was purchased by the Robinsons who began a transformation. The Hempels adapted the home for modern efficiencies while reclaiming its traditional elegance.

It is a perfect location for a rare appearance by historian Andrew Armitage's discussion of Canada's Barnardo children will highlight local examples of immigrant child laborers sent to Grey County between 1860 – 1930.

Please bring a folding chair. The Hempels are located at 313 Second Avenue East, Owen Sound. There is now no parking on 2nd Avenue East. You will have to park on one of the side streets.

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Coordinator: Betty Warrilow 519-376–4864.

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