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September 18, 2019

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PETERBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETINGS:

The monthly meetings and lectures are on the third Tuesday of the month; September, October, November, January, February, March and May at 7:30 p.m., Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Ashburnham Street. 

 

“The Old Red House in Perth: A Historic Building’s Story”
Tuesday, September 17 2019, Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m.
 

The phrase “If these old walls could speak” is appropriate for this talk. James Forrester will be speaking about the restoration/renovation of the historic “Old Red House” in Perth Ontario. Jim, with the help of the heritage trades program at the Perth campus of Algonquin College, is restoring an 1816 building that is closely linked to the early history of Perth. What began as a military settlement after the War of 1812, Perth’s fascinating history has close ties to the tragic death of the Duke of Richmond, Governor General and the senior military officer in the colony, who died in the area after contracting rabies from a rabid fox while inspecting troops at Fort Henry. Join us to learn more about this intriguing building and its history.

 

 

 

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