Fieldcote exhibit tells a fascinating story
RE: They came on ‘The Ark’ and settled in Ancaster
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