Field­cote ex­hibit tells a fas­ci­nat­ing story

RE: They came on ‘The Ark’ and set­tled in An­caster

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

You made my heart sing! It was won­der­ful to read a about the Farmer fam­ily of An­caster, whose home is now Field­cote Mu­seum. Even high­light­ing a photo of a fam­ily an­ces­tor in full colour! Beau­ti­ful.

I spent a lot of time at this ex­hibit, at Field­cote, a few weeks ago and was amazed at the in­ter­na­tional en­deav­ours the fam­ily be­came in­volved in through­out their lives. The idea of their ship, The Ark that trans­ported Wil­liam, Eleanor and their seven chil­dren plus 10 other fam­i­lies is as­tound­ing. Bring­ing Cly­des­dales, Here­fords, ewes, rams, hens and dogs — so many an­i­mals on their 51 day jour­ney must have been chal­leng­ing.

I hope this well re­searched ar­ti­cle by Mark Mc­Neil draws many new fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als to Field­cote to see this ex­hibit and learn about the fu­ture plans for this mu­seum and its grounds. Well done, Daryl McTav­ish, pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor and Lois Corey, cu­ra­tor at Field­cote. A great way to show our area’s early his­tory dur­ing Canada’s 150. Ruth Ni­chol­son, Wa­ter­down

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