His­toric stops

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Rich­mond

On Satur­day af­ter­noon June 8, a cav­al­cade is planned by the Rich­mond County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety to re­view the legacy left by the dis­banded soldiers of the War of 1812-14 who set­tled first in Gran­tham and Wick­ham Town­ships in Drum­mond County. Later, many of th­ese set­tlers moved to ar­eas such as L’ Avenir, Ulver­ton and South Durham.

Cars will de­part from the Mu­seum, 1296 Route 243 in Melbourne Town­ship at 1:30 p.m. and from the United Church park­ing lot in Ulver­ton at 1:50 to visit var­i­ous points of in­ter­est near the St. Fran­cis River in L’Avenir, St. Ni­cephore and Drum­mondville. Some of th­ese his­toric places in­clude the Bec du Ca­nard (Duck’s Beak) at Longue Pointe, the Shrine of Saint Peter at Wick­ham, the site of the first In­dian Vil­lage of L’Avenir, Wheat­land, sev­eral early ceme­ter­ies and ferry lo­ca­tions, and Ma­jor Gen­eral Fred­er­ick Ge­orge He­riot’s fi­nal rest­ing place at St. Ge­orges’ Angli­can Church ceme­tery in Drum­mondville.

This tour co­in­cides with the an­nual bar­beque at St. Ge­orges’ Angli­can Church which be­gins in the late af­ter­noon. Any­one in­ter­ested is in­vited to at­tend.

For reser­va­tion or in­quiries about this guided trip, please con­tact Don Healy at 819-826-2793 by Thurs­day, June 6. All are wel­come.

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County Rich­mond County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s Cav­al­cade; War of 1812-14 Legacy in Drum­mond

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