Upcoming Presentations

Kent Branch OGS Fall 2019 Presentation Schedule

September 13, 2019 – FRUITS OF PERSEVERANCE: The French Presence in the Detroit River 1701-1815

Historian and author Guillaume Teasdale will share the significant role the early French settlers played in the occupation of land along both sides of the Detroit River between the 1730s and 1750s. Presentation held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.

October 5, 2019 – ROAD TRIP TO DRESDEN AND WALLACEBURG

Join us as we visit Wallaceburg and Dresden to learn of their resources and history. We will visit the Wallaceburg museum to tour their collection and archives and then the Wallaceburg library. We will then head to Dresden for lunch. Local Dresden historian Marie Carter has offered to meet us and provide a historical narrative as we visit the Dresden library and Dresden Cemetery.  This is sure to be an educational day as we learn of the resources in other communities in Chatham-Kent. The event is free and open to anyone. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. We shall organize carpooling closer to the date. Be sure to get your name on the list to go by emailing the Kent Branch at kent@ogs.on.ca.

November 8, 2019 – GENEALOGICAL HUNT: The Story Behind Milton Mowbray Shaw, Chatham-Kent WWII Hero

Chatham-Kent resident and researcher, Michael Harwood, will share the  fascinating life and times of Chatham war hero Sergeant Milton Mowbray Shaw, Lake Superior Regiment, and his extended family. Presentation held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7:00 P.M. Parking is available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.

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