Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Local History Series

Local History Series

Saturday, January 19
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Port Hope Public Library’s Annual Local History Series Presents

Forest to Farmland with George Parker

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2 pm at the Mary J Benson Branch

George Parker will be talking about the period 1783-1800.  It was the end of the American Revolutionary War and the beginning of migration of United Empire Loyalists settling in our area.  He will speak about how treaties were signed, laws created for land titles and how the surveyors physically traipsed through the forest marking out the lots.  All this had to be done quickly and efficiently as the settlers were arriving and had need of the land.

We expect this session to be well attended. Limited seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.

Next session: The Goheen Family Farm - Doris Goheen, Saturday, February 23, 2019 2 pm, Mary J Benson Branch