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The Black History of Wellington County

  1. February 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Contact Name
Shannon Hydon
Contact Title
Branch Supervisor
Phone
519.323.4541
shannonh@wellington.ca
Website
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Location

Mount Forest Library

Description

At its peak, the Black Canadian settlements of the Pierpoint Settlement near Fergus and the Queens Bush were comprised of hundreds of Black Canadian families, many of whom had escaped the worst kind of persecution and violence to build a new life for themselves in this area. Join us for this special presentation by the Wellington County Museum and Archives to learn more about these pioneers who helped to make our community what it is today. Please register by calling 519.323.4541.