Heritage Backup September 2, 2012

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Heritage Stories

Heritage   Chantry Centre open house attracts new members  Read More

Feature and Heritage About 2,000 gather in Victoria Park for Mass Band event  Read More

Heritage  Paisley Steam Show continues to draw crowds Read More

Heritage Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association visits Saugeen Shores 

Heritage  Canada's first Heritage lighthouse designations Read More

Heritage The 'two-day miracle'  Read More

Heritage with Video Thirty pipe bands and hundreds of pipers and drummers compete at Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

A&E and Heritage William Wallace meets The Bruce  Read More

Feature and Heritage Athletes throw their weights around at Scottish Festival heavy events Read More

Feature and Heritage Almost 200 dancers in Kincardine Scottish Festival Highland Dancing competition Read More

Heritage and A&E Thousands flock to Victoria Park and Station Beach for Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

A&E and Heritage with Video Huge crowd at opening of 13th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

Huron-Kinloss and Heritage Point Clark Lighthouse in serious disrepair, to be closed until 2014  Read More

Heritage and A&E with Video Hundreds turn out to march in the first Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band Saturday night parade Read More

Heritage and A&E Lobb presents $11,000 donation to Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

Heritage Sponsors of Kincardine Scottish Festival recognized for their support  Read More

Heritage and Feature Climb the Kincardine Lighthouse for a great view  Read More

Heritage Doors Open Kincardine a great success  Read More

Feature and Heritage with Video Keith Davidson talks of characters who settled Kincardine Read More

Heritage About 1,500 people attend 10th annual Multicultural Night in Kincardine  Read More

Heritage Gore Mutual and Miller Insurance donate 2,000 to Walker House  Read More

Heritage Doors Open Kincardine slated for May 26-27  Read More

HMS General Hunter Rudder is finished  Read More

Heritage A 12 Pound Carronade makes its appearance Read More

Education and Heritage Wax museum comes to life at Huron Heights Public School Read More

Heritage   St. George's Day - April 23rd Read More

A&E and Heritage Area entertainers perform at Teeswater Highlanders Ceilidh  Read More

Heritage and A&E Gord Rodgers is chieftain of the 13th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

A&E and Heritage Janice Griffith is new event manager for Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

Heritage Planner from Grimsby making special presentation in Walkerton  Read More

Heritage Vimy Ridge remembered on 95th anniversary  Read More

A&E and Heritage The Mudmen to perform at Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

A&E and Heritage RCMP Pipes and Drums coming to Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

Heritage Museum New Member Benefit  Read More

Heritage and A&E Walker House Heritage Dinner features War of 1812, Canadian edition  Read More

Heritage Doors Open Kincardine organizers gear up for May event Read More

Feature Work continues on H.M.S. General Hunter  Read More

Heritage New Kincardine Heritage Walk brochure available Read More

Heritage Construction of General Hunter continues Read More

Heritage Making Cannon Article 2 Read More

Heritage Progress on the General Hunter  Read More

Heritage  Family Heritage Day supports Food Bank Read More

Heritage  Robbie Burns celebrated and honoured Read More

Heritage and A&E with Video Sold-out crowd for Robbie Burns Night at Kincardine Legion  Read More

Heritage Feature  A rare treasure revealed at Bruce County Museum Read More

Heritage Walker House Cash Calendars still available Read More

Heritage  P.A.R.C. has new executive Read More
Heritage   Local family receives Heritage Conservation Award Read More

Heritage War of 1812 anniversary to be celebrated in Southampton Read More

Heritage "Erie Belle" artifacts now housed at Walker House Heritage Centre  Read More

Heritage Chantry Seniors' Centre holds annual Christmas Tea fundraiser  Read More

Heritage  Egypt comes to Bruce County Read More

Heritage Formosa, Ontario  Read More

Heritage Art exhibit by retirees at Kingsway Arms  Read More

Heritage  Veterans at Care Centre recognized for war contributions Read More

Heritage  Snowflake Dance a hit Read More

Feature/Heritage  A week of remembering Read More

Heritage 'A Time to Remember Read More

Heritage  Chantry Centre draw helps keep centre going Read More

Heritage and A&E New chairman, new ideas for Kincardine Scottish Festival  Read More

Heritage Indian community in Kincardine celebrates Deepawali, the Festival of Lights  Read More

Heritage Doors Open Kincardine needs proper person in charge, says Rigby  Read More

Heritage  Seniors are entertained Read More

Heritage Our cannon details  Read More

Heritage Former chairperson upset Doors Open has been cancelled  Read More

Heritage Lighthouses in Saugeen Shores Read More

Heritage  Heritage Canada Foundation calls on Minister of Culture to intervene in Goderich  Read More
Heritage Point Clark Lighthouse needs major overhaul  Read More

Heritage    Exclusive screening of War of 1812 at Bruce County Museum Read More

Heritage Volunteers install a French Drain at the Bruce County Museum  Read More

Heritage  A 'grande dame' comes to the end of an era Read More

Heritage  Noted Marine Archaeologist Ken Cassavoy speaks at the Museum Read More

A&E and Heritage with Video Kincardine's 20th annual Mass Band celebration draws biggest crowd ever  Read More

Heritage Heritage Steam Show in Paisley continues to draw crowds  Read More

Heritage The story of the restoration of the Chantry Island Light Article 11 Read More

Heritage Marine Heritage holds official opening of 1st Annual Festival Read More

Heritage About 13,000 people attended the 12th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival Read More

Heritage July 30 Concert requires Piano ascent of the Town Hall Read More

Heritage Marine Heritage BBQ a triple success  Read More

Heritage The River Mouth Speaks  Read More

Heritage Marine Heritage Festival variety show to centre around Chantry Island  Read More

Heritage Kincardine's old town hall gets a much-needed face lift  Read More

Heritage and A&E with video Kincardine Scottish Festival features competition and entertainment  Read More

Heritage 12th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival opens Friday night  Read More

Heritage Historic picture of the James B Read More

Heritage and A&E with Video Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band begins season of Saturday Night Parades through downtown  Read More

Education and Heritage KTTPS students portray wax statues of famous Canadians  Read More

Heritage Victorian Tea at St. John's  Read More

Heritage and Service Clubs with Video Order of Kincardine presented to 47 veterans at special ceremony Read More

Heritage The story of the restoration of the Chantry Island Light Article 4 Read More

Heritage  Famous artist delivers painting to Bruce County Museum  Read More

Heritage Chantry Island Restoration Article 3  Read More

Heritage The story of the restoration of the Chantry Island Light article 2  Read More

Heritage Colonel. William Winer Cooke   Read More

Heritage Candid photos of Peerless II dedication  Read More

Heritage Peerless II Dedicated  Read More

Heritage Walker House hosts Bruce Telecom historical exhibit, "100 Years of Connecting Communities"  Read More

A&E 20th anniversary for Trish Hutter's Just Dancin' spring recital  Read More

Heritage Grand Opening Celebration & Exhibit Development Capital Campaign Launch at the MuseumRead More

Heritage The story of the restoration of the Chantry Island Light Article 1  Read More

Heritage Chantry Island Tours final preparation  Read More


Heritage and A&E with Video Multicultural Night in Kincardine draws 1,600 people  Read More

Heritage Day in the Life Series at the Museum Read More

Heritage Giant 32 Pounders greet another spring  Read More


Heritage and A&E 12th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival more affordable for families  Read More

Heritage Royal Tea at Hampton Court  Read More

Heritage 'Candy Cigarettes' reminiscent of earlier times  Read More

Heritage   St. George's Day - April 23rd Read More


Heritage and A&E Kincardine Scottish Festival receives Heritage Canada grant  Read More

Heritage  Sailing the Great Lakes  Read More

Heritage Walkerton  Heritage to be proud of Read More

Heritage  Quilts part of early pioneer life Read More

Heritage  Commonwealth Day Read More


Heritage Walker House hosting exhibit marking 100th anniversary of Bruce Telecom  Read More

Heritage  Inter-generational learning teaches many things Read More

Heritage Background on the Propeller Club  Read More

Heritage Museum receives donation  Read More

Letters/Heritage How can we best preserve Canada's Lighthouses Read More

Heritage Marine Heritage News  Read More

Town Council & Heritage  Local builders received Heritage Award Read More

Heritage A wealth of history and heritage   Read More

Heritage Museum presents Family Heritage Day filled with activities  Read More

Heritage  Preserving history in the history of trees Read More

Heritage  Art and pen pals across an ocean Read More



Henderson Jersey Homecoming Tour stops in Kincardine  Read More


Heritage/Video Great celebration planned to mark Bruce Telecom's 100th anniversary  Read More


A&E/Heritage/Video Good crowd at Robbie Burns Night despite snowy weather  Read More

Feature  War Brides arrive at Museum Read More

Heritage/Heritage War Brides come to Bruce County Museum  Read More

Education/Heritage  Remembrance Day with a difference Read More

Heritage Lest We Forget Read More


Heritage Largest crowd ever attends Remembrance Day in Kincardine  Read More

Heritage The Marine Heritage and the Propeller Club Hold Annual Dinner Meeting Read More


Feature Remembrance Day poems  Read More

Heritage Heritage lost?  Read More

Heritage Veterans honoured as Remembrance Day approaches  Read More

Heritage A Time to Remember at the Museum Saturday Nov. 6, 2010 2 to 4 pm Read More


A&E/Heritage Kincardine Scottish Festival Inc. establishes executive  Read More


Heritage It's worth the drive to visit Baie du Dore  Read More

Heritage  The Great Storm took many lives Read More

Heritage New library lecture series begins on a positive note Read More


Heritage/A&E Kincardine Scottish Festival becomes its own entity  Read More


Heritage Doors Open Kincardine draws 4,500 people  Read More


Heritage Doors Open Kincardine features local cemeteries Read More

Kincardine council Kincardine to send municipal records to Bruce County Archives  Read More

A&E/Heritage   Every-day celebration of Bruce County Heritage Read More

Heritage Treasures appear at the Propeller Club  Read More

Heritage Improvements being made to Bruce County Museum Read More


Heritage 147th Ripley Fair runs Sept. 24-25  Read More

Heritage Fun for all at the Fall Fair  Read More

Heritage Historic lighthouse completely restored  Read More

Heritage   Marine Heritage Volunteers appreciatedRead More

Heritage   Historic Goderich Gaol receives government funding Read More

Heritage 17th Annual Steam Show  Read More


Heritage Lots of activity at the Kincardine Arts Centre  Read More

Heritage A founding member of Chantry with a new generation  Read More

Heritage Coast Guard Helicopter visits Chantry Island  Read More

Heritage Propeller Club appreciates local support  Read More


Feature Goderich Lighthouse was first one built on Canadian side of Lake Huron  Read More

Heritage Propeller Club holds draw for carvings Read More

Heritage Original train station one of few remaining Read More

Heritage Bluenose Draw Monday August 2  Read More


Heritage Marshall ready to turn old train station into restaurant  Read More


Heritage Doors Open Kincardine to showcase almost 30 sites  Read More

Heritage Another successful Kincardine Scottish Festival Read More

A&E Everything Scottish celebrated at Kincardine's 11th annual festival Read More

Heritage 'The Clippers' keep history alive Read More

Heritage  St. Anthony's students paint mural at Walker House Read More

Heritage Reception held in appreciation
of Kincardine Scottish Festival
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Heritage Chantry Island Flag raising  Read More

Heritage The Bruce County Museum has a new treasure Read More

Three videos

Heritage Walker House set to open "Gone to the Beach" exhibit Read More

Heritage Unique Walking Tour in Saugeen Shores Read More

Heritage Wall-to-wall volunteers at Annual Boathouse 'pot-luck'   Read More

Heritage Get ready for Scottish Festival  Read More

Heritage Another VE Day celebration photo Read More

Heritage Hundreds gather for annual Multicultural Night Read More

Heritage Letter from Ottawa remembers VE Day too! Read More

Heritage Local resident remembers VE Day Read More

 Letter/Heritage Heritage Tourism  Read More

Heritage Exciting New Events and Activities  Presented by the BRUCE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  Read More

Heritage St. George's Day Read More


Heritage HMCS Kincardine honoured with special plaque Read More

Heritage The story of Bluenose by Peter Maher Read More

Heritage Point Clark Lighthouse receives federal grant Read More

Heritage Burce County Museum Archives upcoming events

Heritage Doug Johnson explains flags Read More

Heritage Grey Cup comes to Saugeen Shores Read More

Heritage Walker House seeks old photos Read More

Heritage The Grey Cup comes to Bruce County Read More

Heritage Commonwealth Day celebrates partnerships 

A&E  Lighthouse Festival this summer Read More

Heritage The Most Important Canadian Read More

Heritage Another Bluenose sets sail    

Heritage Walker House Heritage Dinner

 Heritage Goderich Heritage Awards

Heritage Crowd enjoys haggis at Robbie Burns Dinner

Heritage Chantry Centre celebrates Robbie Burns Day

Heritage Ivy Clark is 101

Obituary Lester Ferguson

Heritage The 103 year-old range light from Stokes Bay arrived at its new winter home in Southampton

Heritage More Stokes Bay Photos


Heritage Stokes Bay Lighthouse moves to the Museum


Heritage Taiwan flag adds to local flag expert's collection

Heritage December Moons by the Man in the Tilley Hat

Heritage Chilly, clear night for downtown Kincardine Christmas


Heritage OPG supports Christmas Parade

Heritage Bluenose Model raffle will support new Tour Boat aquisition

Heritage Marine Heritage Society and Propeller Club hold AGM with packed crowd

Heritage Shifting Gears in the Niftie 50s at the Museum!

Heritage Special meaning for a young family...

Heritage Remembrance Day, a day to remember

Heritage Warm, sunny Remembrance Day in Kincardine


Heritage  The Brother I never had

Heritage  A Day in the Life - a look at the Bruce 160th Battalion

Heritage Chantry Island final seasonal closedown 

Heritage -- Remembrance Day services in Kincardine, Tiverton and Ripley.  See the details

Heritage Bruce County Museum Archives Bulletin November 2009

Heritage Shifting Gears in the Niftie 50s at the Museum!

Heritage The month of November and winter outlined by The Man in the Tilley Hat

Heritage Poppy campaign has begun

Heritage Southampton Residents Association Seeks new members

Heritage At 103, it's still Halloween!

Heritage Doors Open Kincardine a great success

Heritage Hindu community celebrates festival of light

Heritage Historic Queen Street book launched at Walker House

Heritage Letters Home -- a Remembrance Day Collection

Heritage The Bervie Women's Institute has a successful bake sale

Heritage Out and About in Hamilton  

Heritage Museum wins award of excellence...

Town Council/Heritage Heritage Award for Dunblane...

Heritage Lighthouse Bill finishes work on Chantry Island Light

Heritage Gale cottage and log cabin beautifully preserved

Heritage Lime Kiln Resort a major part of Inverhuron's past

Heritage Home built by Andrew Malcolm on display at Doors Open

Heritage What's happening at the Museum?....

Heritage Bervie Women's Institute is hosting their annual bake sale

Heritage Historic Tavern Tour Coming up  check for details......


Heritage BDO Dunwoody donates in support of Ghost Walk Tours


Heritage  Ghost Walks of Bruce County comes to the Museum


Heritage Museum searching for Military Photos


Heritage Soggy day at the Tiverton Fall Fair 2009

Heritage New ambassador of Tiverton Fair.....

Heritage Results from the 146th annual Ripley-Huron Fall Fair2009

Heritage/Events Thank you from Ripley Fall Fair for 2009's success

Heritage The end of 'The Year of the Light'

Heritage Fairy Lake Progress Moves Forward

Heritage Lighthouse Takes Flight - Saving the Stokes Bay Lighthouse

Heritage Hundreds turn out for the 146th annual Ripley-Huron Fall Fair

Heritage Mammoth Parade in Ripley

Heritage The Museum's Fall and early winter Schedule for September to December, 2009

Feature Buell brings history of the Civil War to life

Heritage Museum to implement a new program ...


Heritage Museum reports to County Council...


Heritage  Gateway Sign Examples


Heritage Marine Heritage and Propeller Club hold Volunteers Night


Heritage Kincardine's Dr. Secord featured in Walker House Speaker Series


Heritage Bob Trelford is 80

Heritage/Year of the Light Lighthouse Bill's Dog

Heritage Memories of My Mother Returns Home ... 

Heritage Clelia II Passengers pleased with their journey to our community.

Heritage History is brought to life at the Bruce County Museum

Heritage/Year of the Light New CAO Larry Allison and his wife Brenda tour Chantry Island....

Heritage Curator cut at the Walker House in Kincardine

Heritage/Year of the Light Divestiture clarified

Heritage/Year of the Light History, music and fun at 150th anniversary of Point Clark Lighthouse

Heritage Paisley Heritage Farm Exhibition......

Heritage Antique Road Show comes to Southampton

Heritage Cat Nights Begin on September 17...

Heritage Lots of activity this summer at Paddy Walker Heritage Centre

Heritage Museum forming community partnerships

Heritage Dunblane Church designated as a heritage site Aug 3, 2009

Heritage//Year of the Light Repairs on the tower continue.  The pictures tell the tale

Heritage/Year of the Light at the Southampton Art Gallery

Heritage Kincardine in Flight opens at the Walker House


Heritage Barbara Ribey reviews the the year to date at the Museum at the Southampton Resident's Association's annual general meeting

Heritage/Year of the Light Volunteers gets soaked on work crew journey to Chantry Island.... 

Heritage/Year of the Light Marine Heritage Society gets a donation of $2500

Heritage Mystery Box Discovered  

Heritage  Bea Johnson remembers her childhood horse drawn rides to school


Heritage/Light Page Point Clark sustains some damage, but prepares for 150th celebration

Heritage/Light Page Point Clark Lighthouse gets grant for 150th

Heritage/Year of the Light  Some of the repairs made recently on the Imperial Tower on Chantry Island  

Heritage 33rd annual Port Elgin Antique Show

Heritage Giant Tiger Sponsors Wizardry & Wonder at the Museum

Heritage/Year of the Light Page Girl wins sailing dinghy

Heritage Postcards capture history

Heritage Museum's Lobsterfest draws over 500

Heritage Museum Receives $15,000

Heritage Heritage Committee NOT in favour of proposal to tear down Old Town Hall

Heritage/Event Planner Emergency change of venue for Lobster Picnic!

Heritage/Year of the Light Cham-Bettes trounce The Propeller Club

Heritage/Year of the Light The Life of a Lighthouse Keeper comes to the Bruce County Museum


Heritage  Kincardine Scottish Festival


Heritage Canada Day 2009

Heritage Canada Day Kincardine 2009

Heritage Kingsway Arms Canada Day features veterans gift  

Heritage Roving Reporter on Canada Day 2009 

Heritage Interpretive Signs dedicated 

Heritage Four years on the Great Lakes 1813-1816  


Heritage/Events KidZone at the Museum this summer means Dinosaurs


Heritage/Year of the Light Page Steelback shines the light on good beer

Heritage/Year of the Light Page Ghostly Guardians of the Bruce Coast opens at the Museum

Heritage/Year of the Light Page/Events  The Year of the Light Events Listed

Heritage  Steelback Honours Local heritage.

Town Council/Heritage  Chantry Island Divestiture caps years of effort by volunteers and Town  officials 

Heritage Antique Cars tour Kincardine

Heritage  A goodbye to Donna Savoy

Heritage Year of the Light Page Debuts

Heritage First of a series... The Year of the Light

Heritage Rotary Club honoured for contribution to the Museum

Heritage Painting crew works on Chantry Island

Heritage Ben Lobb Launches Proud to be Canadian Campaign

Heritage The Church in the Wildwood 

Heritage  Historical Society Recognized

Heritage Paddy Walker House comes to like Tuesday Night at the Bruce County Museum

Heritage Paddy Walker House comes to like Tuesday Night at the Bruce County Museum

Heritage Lecture Tuesday June 2 at the Bruce County Museum about the Paddy Walker House in Kincardine

Heritage Dedicated Women make Paisley Legion hum

Heritage WWII Veteran receives award in Paisley

Heritage  Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games welcomes Steelback Brewery as their official beer sponsor

Heritage The Propeller Club and Marine Heritage held their annual 'Pot Luck' in the Boast House for a packed crowd

Heritage May 24 weekend rafting tradition continues

Heritage Marine Heritage Society and the Propeller Club to hold 'Volunteer Fair'


Heritage Murdoch supports protection of inactive cemetaries

Heritage  Never Say Never...  Bruce Chapman donates 10 Lighthouses for the Year of the Light 

Heritage  Museum officially hires Business Manager

Heritage New publication for local historical Society

Town Council/Heritage Community Development Committee examines period and decorative lighting

Heritage Archaeologist Ken Cassavoy kicks off Chantry Island Lecture series at the Museum...

Heritage Lobster Fest has new partner April 29, 2009

Heritage Kirk Scott, Videographer of the Military Oral History Project interviewed his 100th veteran, Bill Anderson on April 28.

Heritage  Joint Heritage Award given

Heritage Marine Heritage prepares for summer tours  

Heritage Long lost treasure comes home

Heritage Kids, become a Bruce County Explorer on April 24th 

Heritage War Veteran says Canada has the best trained military in the world

Heritage The Erie Belle ... an area treasure

Heritage  Nodwell remembered at the Bruce County Museum

Heritage  Fading Memory .... Nodwell

Heritage The 150th Lighting of the Chantry Island Light to be celebrated Wednesday Night

Heritage Maple Syrup Festival 2009  

Letters/Heritage We did not stand for those who stood for us 

Education/Heritage Veterans long time volunteer help no longer valued? 

Heritage Southamptonís Connection to the Columbia Space Mission 2003 by Pat McArthur 

Heritage Award named after local war veteran

Heritage Southampton Correspondent October 16, 1865 

Heritage IPM Keeps Giving

Heritage Irish Night Celebrated at Glammis Baptist Church

Heritage  New fund raising coordinator for the Library

Heritage   Read the Marine Heritage Society's Spring-Summer Newsletter.  It's full of news and 'The Year of the Light'

Heritage US Navy Archival Pictures of the attack on Pearl Harbour

Heritage/Education Medieval Days at the Museum ... school programs flourish


Heritage Huron Pioneer Organization to get a make over thanks to $15,000 OTF Grant


Heritage More on the Magnificent Lens now at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre... Large pictures too!

Heritage A Heritage Treasure finds a home at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre..


Heritage Rugs go on the Road


Heritage Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre partner with Grey Roots to expand membership benefits

Heritage A journey back in time with Dr. Donald Smith ....   

Heritage The War in Afghanistan a view from the past...

Heritage Buy a brick from the old library 

Heritage Monday was all about families. They found the sun and ice to their liking 


Heritage Family Heritage Day at the Museum is a big success

Heritage Free admission at the Museum on Feb 16, 2009... 

Heritage Library Opens .....

Heritage Museum gets Fresnel Lens

Heritage Point Clark Lighthouse is 150 this year

Heritage Documents dating pre-1840 and linked to the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion have come home to Bruce County.

Heritage Port Elgin Library addition is just about ready.... see pictures and story 

Heritage Project Coordinator joins Bruce Coast Lighthouse Partners to drive business to new heights


Heritage  Wireton Willie says ...


Heritage Some traditions of Groundhog Day by the Man in the Tilley Hat

Heritage  New Logo for Southampton

Heritage Audrey Underwood Receives Heritage Award

Heritage Historical Museums receive Boost with OTF funding

Heritage Heritage awards at any age ........ 

Heritage Wiggle Inn gets Heritage Plaque........ 

Heritage John Weichel receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Cultural Heritage 

Heritage Robbie Burns is 250 and the annual dinner is held in Kincardine

Heritage Robbie Burns is 250 and the annual dinner is held at the Chantry Centre

Heritage More artefacts from the HMS General Hunter discovered  

Heritage ...   The story of the Restless

Heritage  History of Hutton House an early home in Paisley

Heritage... Power Workers donate $15,000 to the Paddy Walker House ... 

Heritage... Old fashioned Christmas takes place at the Museum ... 

Heritage ... 150th Committee awaiting invoices to complete final audit 

Heritage... Residents to miss the Post Office

Heritage Kincardine Lighthouse to receive heritage designation  

Heritage and Town Council ... Let's not lose the "Oldest Port on the Bruce Coast"  

Heritage ... Quilters keep each other in stitches

Heritage ... Memories of Christmas at the Bruce County Museum

Heritage... Marine Heritage Society and Propeller Club hold AGM and dinner before an overflow crowd at the Walker House ... 

Heritage ... Remembrance Day at the Saugeen First Nations ... remembering many nations

Heritage ... Remembrance Day in Saugeen,  Port Elgin, Saugeen First Nations and Southampton

Heritage ... Rainy Remembrance Day in Kincardine

Heritage ... Northland Barbershop Chorus entertains at World War II Revue

Heritage ... Griffith Island Light -- does anybody care?

Heritage ... Remembrance Day schedules outlined Kincardine area

Heritage ... Port Elgin Couple married 70 years

Heritage ... See the moving Sisterhood of the Travelling Shoes

Heritage ... Have a  library card?  Get into the Museum free

Heritage ... The number

Heritage ... Service of Remembrance at Kingsway Arms at Elgin Lodge

Heritage ... Museum honours veterans 

Heritage ... Grant Ferris Fisherman's Park dedicated on the Saugeen

Heritage ... A Time to Remember Sunday Nov. 2, 2008 at the Museum

Heritage ... The Woolly Mammoth's name is Tara

Heritage ... Port Elgin Library is 100 years old 

Heritage ... Homage to Women in Wartime

Heritage Oct 18, 2008 Sponsors appreciation night at the Museum ...

Heritage Oct 7, 2008  Port Elgin Library is 100 years old.  Sidewalk celebration planned

Heritage Oct 15 2008 ... Over Here Women in WWII

Heritage Oct 3, 2008 ... Medals of Valour saved! 

Sept 30, 2008 ... McNabb Point Range Light gets final touches

Sept 27, 2008 ... The Walker House of Kincardine is a hub of cultural activity

Sept 23, 2008 ... Brian Cleaver receives 2008 Heritage Award 

Kincardine Town Council & Heritage Sept 20, 2008 ... Heritage group angry with delay of Princess Court designation

Sept 11, 2008 ...  Over 100 Propeller Club  volunteers celebrate the season end at a unique and historic cottage

Sept 8, 2008 ...  Art Field WWII hero and Southampton resident passes away 

 Sept 7, 2008 ...  Historic posters catch a Guelph columnist's eye. Liz Dadson

Sept 2, 2008 ... Father of Toruism Plaque unveiling engenders smiles

August 20, 2008 ... The Voyage Continues... an update on HMS General Hunters continuing journey 

 Heritage August 18, 2008 ... Parade captivates thousands

 Heritage August 18, 2008 ... More on the Parade


August 18, 2008 ... See the Parade Video by Claire Matlock



August 18, 2008 ... Fun-filled afternoon with Throncrest Outfitters at the magical Saugeen

August 15, 2008 ...  150th celebration opens.... see the pictures

August 14, 2008 ...  10,000th visitor to Chantry Island is honoured

August 14, 2008 ...  Southampton Residents Association holds annual Golf Tourney.  Also, check out SRA goals and mission statement

August 11, 2008 ... The Book 'Southampton Remembered Launched 

 August 12, 2008 ...  Meaford Museum receives OTF Grant

August 10, 2008 ...  Southampton Souvenirs now available

August 10, 2008 ...  Southampton Remembered Souvenir Book launching Monday

August 5, 2008  ... Kincardine has their reunion on Sunday with large crowds and perfect weather

August 5, 2008  ... Museum seeks to complete collection of Kincardine newspapers

August 5, 2008  ...  Chris Hughes and the Propeller Club install the 15 1/2 foot Lighthouse in Vaughn Mills Mall

August 3, 2008  ... Bruce County Museum looking for old Kincardine Newspapers Read more

August 2, 2008  ... Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre kicks off membership campaign 

August 1, 2008 ... 15 1/2 foot replica Lighthouse Leaves for permanent display at Vaughn Mills Mall

July 30, 2008 Southampton's 150th Anniversary Celebrations committee received more donations today.  

July 28, 2008  ... Mysterious Deaths of Southampton Highlighted

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July 26, 2008 Period Costumes highlight kickoff of Southampton's 150th
July 26, 2008  ... Southampton's Incorporation Re-enacted

July 24 2008 ... The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre has become a "stay-vacation" destination where visitors and residents alike are staying close to home and experiencing the many local cultural events.  Whether for visiting grandchildren or other relations and friends, the Museum with its many attractions has become a destination of choice.  See the poster

July 24 2008 ... 146th Owen Sound, Emancipation Celebration Festival kicks off
July 21 2008 ...  Marine Heritage Society and the Propeller Club score a 'home run' for a grand day Saturday.  See the Playfair loom out of the fog in large format
July 21 2008 ... Photo Collage of the Playfair visit  
July 19 2008 ...  A mini-play of Southampton's 1858 Incorporation will occur on July 25
July 17, 2008 ...Many Scots settled in the Southampton area and, on Tuesday night July 16th at the Presbyterian Church, almost two hundred came to hear the music of Scotland.
July 8, 2008 ...   One of the most recognized Scottish Festivals in North America took place July 4-6 in Kincardine
July 7, 2008 ... Ontario Trillium Grant Announced At Museum Exhibit Unveiling
July 6, 2008 ... Minister Canfield and MPP Mitchell visit Chantry Island
June 28, 2008  In 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a force to be reckoned with but in 2008, she met her match in Joyce Scammel. Read the details.  

June 26, 2008 ... Read the interesting Marine Heritage Newsletter with.... news of ...

The Tall Ship come to Southampton, The Gift Shop, Range Light Restoration, The New Walking Tours, Boat House News, The New Docks and Significant Artefacts on Chantry Island  by Larry Lepage


June 25 ... Vaughan Mills Mall and Tourism Executives come to review their new Lighthouse created by the Propeller Club and The Marine Heritage Society  
June 22, 2008 On Thursday, June 19th, the Women's Institutes (W.I.) of Bruce County were recognized for the driving force that they have presented for over a century in Bruce County.
June 16, 2008 ....  Heritage Act passed.  Read the details in full
June 16, 2008 .... Marmion ... the little corner that time forgot.
June 13, 2008 Seniors' Month ... Men's Night at Elgin Lodge
June 13, 2008 Propeller Club Builds Lighthouse for Bruce County Tourism ... intended location Vaughan Mills Mall
Heritage and Science ... June 6, 2008 See the great schedule for lectures that the Chantry Island Institute brings to the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
June 4, 2008 After seven tries, MP Larry Miller has finally seen his Private Member's Bill S-215 enter into law.
June 1, 2008   Wizardry Wonders ... remember the magic ... opened at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre on Saturday  
May 31, 2008 Fate of Heritage Buildings in Owen Sound is uncertain
May 30, 2008 Chantry Island Volunteers are ready for tours to begin on Sunday
May 27, 2008 Volunteer Appreciation night a big hit at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre  See the volunteer needs and days of interest too!
The Propeller Club held a huge pot-luck dinner and Propeller Club head gave lifetime achievement awards to Doug Johnson and Joan Rigby
Bruce County is filled with stories of bygone eras.... The Museum and Genealogical Society hosted local authors
The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre offers summer employment for marketing assistants see full requirements
The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre held its annual 'Taste of Spring' event at Grosvenor's Restaurant in Southampton on Friday, May 9th.   
The weather cooperated on Saturday, May 10, for several events that took place in Southampton.  BMX and the Propeller Club at Martin's  
On Monday, May 12th, at 7:00 p.m. the writers of the area will be highlighted at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre.   Hosted by the Genealogical Society, six authors will be featured.
From all accounts, Orfred (Orrie) Cleveland Vail of Tobermory was quite a man.
Saugeen Shores Police are in an ongoing investigation regarding the damage and breaking and entering on Chantry Island 
The Marine Heritage Society and Propeller Club make great progress on the restoration of the Historic Range Light. 
Rare Glass Goblet Received by the Bruce County Museum
There will soon be a new full-time Curatorial Assistant at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
Do you recognize this man?  He may be the most famous 'Saugeener' ever
Tall Ships come to Southampton.  See pictures and dimensions of the ships...
Update as of Sunday April 27, 2008 on Chantry Island break in....  
High fashion of bygone eras and afternoon tea with delectable petis fours, provided by Mary Ellen Harrigan, were the order of the day at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre on Saturday April 26, 2008
Vandalism at Chantry Island
This is Archives Awareness Week at the Bruce County Museum... come have a rare treat as Ann-Marie takes you into the archives
High Tea and Hats Hearld Spring at the Bruce County Museum
The Bruce County Archives is celebrating Archives Awareness Week, April 7 to13.
Getting Ready for the Tourists, The Marine Heritage Society Works in the Boat House
Chamber hires new coordinator for Southampton's 150th
Southampton's 150th Committee Meets to Plan Events  
This is Archives Awareness Week at the Bruce County Museum... come have a rare treat as Ann-Marie takes you into the archives  
Orbital Media of Ottawa conducts study of Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
Is Southampton Now the Second Oldest Port on the Bruce Coast?
Duncan McCallum  explains more details of the large grant for Southampton's 150th Celebration  
Details for the 150 Parade.  Enter a Float
The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce will receive funding of $94,800 for activities organized to mark the 150th anniversary. Activities will include performances by local artists and musicians.
The Southampton Marine Heritage Society and the Community Foundation Grey Bruce announce the creation of the new Marine Heritage Society Chantry Island Endowment Fund.
The highly successful Marine Heritage Society with new Chairperson Larry LePage produced an interesting Spring 2008 Brochurer that is available in PDF format.  It's a very good read.
The Marine Heritage Society signs 5 year lease with the Town of Saugeen Shores (more)
Marine Heritage Society Restores McNab Range Light (more)
Public Access to Flower Pot Island to be blocked? (more)

Bruce Township Farmstead Stories Wanted

The Township of Bruce Historical Society is seeking farmstead stories for a book to be published in 2009. Bruce Township Laneways and Landmarks will document the history of our township's farms and homes.



Metis Nation Ontario Web Site

Metis National Home Page

Also, see article about Jim McLay


John Weichel did oral history interviews of Kater Matheson before he died.  They were recorded as the stories were told and John transcribed them  and here is one of them about Arson in Southampton in 1913.  You'll see the charm of past history.  Hopefully more will be forthcoming  

Bruce Township Farmstead Stories Wanted

The Township of Bruce Historical Society is seeking farmstead stories for a book to be published in 2009. Bruce Township Laneways and Landmarks will document the history of our township's farms and homes.



Approximately 70 people turned out Saturday night for the Annual Heritage Roast Beef Dinner held at the Southampton Curling Club.


Heritage Plaque Awarded

Lynda and Bryan Bedborough receive a Heritage Plaque awarded by Joyce Johnston, Heritage Committee Chairperson (right)  Click to enlarge.

The Saugeen Shores Municipal Heritage Committee (formerly LACAC) has once again presented a plaque in recognition of a local home's heritage.

The farm-style home is owned by Lynda and Bryan Bedborough and is located at 376 Clarendon St. in Southampton. The home has been researched on four separate occasions by volunteers of the Committee with no definite date being determined other than through an early tax assessment tax assessment.

Joyce Johnston, Chairperson of the Heritage Committee said that, "The plaque reads that the home was built in c.1900 however, we are almost certain it was well before that and it may have been Southampton's original farmhouse."

The Property Plaque Program was originally established to recognize and hopefully preserve historic homes in the area. Owners can apply to have a plaque placed on their home. It will indicate the date, or in some cases, approximate date, of construction along with the name and occupation of the original owner.

"The research is done entirely by volunteers," points out Johnston, "and, sometimes, such as in this case, it can take a year before any determination is made. Anyone who feels their home has historical heritage can apply by calling 832-2008 or by visiting the Saugeen Shores Municipal Website."

Joyce Johnston, Chair of the Municipal Heritage Committee, presented the group's List of Priorities for 2008 to the Town Council on January 14, 2008. (Read More)



Runyan Cottage Celebrates 100th Birthday

Marjorie Runyan and Jack Todd

People along Southampton's shore came together Tuesday night to celebrate a 100th birthday. It wasn't the birthday of a person but, instead, was a celebration by a family who wanted to remember the home generations have spent the past 62 summers.Family matriarch, Marjorie Runyan explains.

The Daisy', as the house is known, was built in 1907 by George and Eva Scheeler and later sold to a Professor Boehmer. When he died in 1944, the property was put up for sale and my mother-in-law happened to be strolling the old boardwalk when she spied the for-sale sign. The Runyans decided that they could afford the $4,000 price and purchased the home complete with all the wicker furniture that the Scheelers had originally brought."

With a wrap-around veranda and elegant white exterior, the house is reminiscent of an earlier time

While most people celebrate birthdays, in Southampton, they also celebrate and honour the birthdays of heritage buildings.

This past summer, the Runyan family held an open house for their cottage, 'The Daisy'. Built in 1907 by a Swiss couple, George and Eva Schlee, the Daisy has withstood the test of time and the storms that roll in off Lake Huron.

Today's owner and family matriarch, Marjorie Runyan, decided that, after 100 years, the cottage "deserved a fitting birthday" and, on Tuesday, people from along the shore in Southampton dropped in to celebrate.

"It was actually serendipitous that the family acquired the Daisy," explains Runyan. "In 1944, my mother-in-law, Ruth Van Pelt Runyan, was strolling along the boardwalk when she noticed a for-sale sign in front of a cottage. It opened immediately on to the sandy beach of Southampton and had a wonderful yard and veranda. The asking price was $4,000 ... a large sum given the year, but she and her husband, decided to take the leap and purchased the cottage." Now, 62 years later, the Runyan family is still spending summers in the Daisy. .

"I remember when everything in the cottage was dark," says Marjorie Runyan at 87 years of age. "It was a sign of the times. The furniture was dark wood, the floor linoleum and dark planks with a potbellied stove and the upstairs inhabited by bats! There was an old army cot, not running water and an old claw-footed bathtub, but we loved it all. We came every summer and lived life!

My husband, Richard, loved it here, as do I. Honestly, I can't imagine spending summers anywhere else," says Runyan. "My girls and now their families still come every year. The cottage brings back memories of summers when my girls were growing up and now it's creating memories for their children.."

A wrap-around veranda provides a cool breezeway on hot summer days while the interior and furnishings are reminiscent of days gone by. "The kitchen floor has a definite slant and the wicker furniture is original," points out Runyan, "and, you know, we wouldn't change a thing."

As she looks out over the water, Runyan's eyes grow misty and her voice reflective. "I remember a time when the beach was all natural with beautiful sand dunes, but all that has changed. Some politician, in his or her wisdom, decided to strip the beach of the dunes in the name of progress and now we have the eternal problem of blowing sand that fills every nook and cranny. I studied geology when I was at university and I can't understand why the beaches are being treated this way."

Today however, the Daisy retains her elegant exterior but inside she has had a few updates. The colours are brighter and, upstairs, the bats have all but disappeared. Chairs still line the veranda though where various family members and visitors can spend a warm summer's evening watching the sunsets that have added to the area's allure.

"It's hard to believe that next door, Jack Todd, is still my neighbour. We're the same age, almost, and we both remember the days when our children played together. I don't know where the time has gone ... it seems just like yesterday.


Runyan Cottage Click to Enlarge

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