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