Bruce County Museum reschedules Black History event – Erasing Erasure


On February 25th, as Black History Month draws to a close, Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre will be hosting a special presentation ‘Erasing Erasure’ in recognition of Black History Month.

Local historian Aly Boltman and Dorothy Abbott of the Grey County Black Cultural Society will present the work that lead to the recognition of the 1,200 people who were buried in unmarked graves in Owen Sound Potter’s Field.

(L) Dorothy Abbott and Aly Boltman

Abbott’s family, like many others escaping slavery in the mid-1800s in the United States via the ‘underground’ railroad, arrived at the northernmost terminal in Owen Sound.

Arriving in Canada, many black settlers faced systematic racism and their poverty lead to burial in Potter’s Field.

The Potter’s Field project has won five awards including an Architectural Conservancy Ontario Heritage Award.

Following the presentation taking place from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Bruce Power Theatre, refreshments will be served.

Members Free:  General Admission Applies

Event Sponsor – Judy Rich, Barrister & Solicitor