Friday, 25 August 2017

Ontario East British Home Child Family Events

The Ontario East British Home Child Family is hosting events leading up to 28 September, which is proclaimed as British Home Child Day in Ontario.

This year the British Home Child Museum located at Aultsville Station is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 26, 27, September 2,3,4, September 9,10 and September 16,17.
Located at 13480 County Road 2 in South Dundas, the museum features artifacts and displays which help to explain the story of these children, orphaned, neglected or abused in the UK sent to Canada by charitable organizations between the 1860’s and 1940’s. many of whom worked on Canadian farms and in households.
This year the museum features a pre-1940 vehicle display (weather permitting) on Sunday August 27 and again on September 10, an opportunity to view the 2010 Year of the British Home Child in Canada Memorial Quilt (created in Ontario by Gail Collins). BHC author Lynn Clark who wrote the book “The Home Child” will be at the museum for an author reading and book signing at 12 p.m. and 2p.m. on Sunday September 9 and on Saturday September 16 the 2010 Year of the British Home Child in Canada Memorial Quilt (created by Hazel Perrier of Alberta) will be on display.
Find the location on this Google map.

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