Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Monthly Membership Meetings are held at Betty's Restaurant in Chippawa the first Saturday of the month - February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December at 11:45. Our meetings begin with lunch and end with an interesting speaker.
2018 Fall/Winter Speakers:
Saturday, September 1, 2018. Jesse Abbott: Drinking with the Loyalists: Perceptions of Alcohol, Masculinity, and Race in Upper Canada.
Jesse is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University at Waterloo.
One nearly ubiquitous aspect of colonial life in Upper Canada which is oft mentioned in primary accounts, but has yet received comparatively little scholarly attention, is drinking. This presentation will explore commentary on the drinking habits of settlers found in Loyalist narratives from Upper Canada. It will demonstrate how pre-Temperance ideas about alcohol comsumption informed masculine and racialized identities in Upper Canadian society.
Saturday, October 6, 2018. David Butler: Ross Butler U.E...from Colonel John on.
David Butler is the 4th great-grandson of our namesake, Colonel John Butler. Although David will touch on his famous ancestor, the main focus of his presentation will be on his own father, Ross Butler, 1907 - 1995, from Oxford County.
Ross was a farmer who bred Jersey cattle, but also a self-taught artist. His works of agricultural art became well known throughout Canada. He painted "true types" of Canadian livestock breeds by commission of the Ontario government in the 1930s. One of his remarkable artistic feats was sculpting in butter. For many years his butter sculptures were attractions at the Canadian National Exhibition and at the Royal Winter Fair.
Saturday, November 3, 2018. Mary Lou Garr: The Loyalists and the Pennsylvania German Mennonites: how they influenced one another.
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, groups of Pennsylvania Mennonites arrived in the Niagara Peninsula, searching for good farmland in which to establish new communities. How did these industrious German-speaking people interact with Loyalists who were also flooding into Niagara?
Mary Lou is the President of the Friends of Lincoln's History. The history of the former Lincoln County, particularly its early settlers, is her specialty.
Meetings are open to anyone interested. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please send us an email by using the Contact Us form.
President: Dale Flagler, UE
Past President: Carol Cox, UE
Treasurer: Linda Prytula, UE
Secretary: Tim Lowrey, UE
Membership: Errol Wilson
Genealogist: Rod Craig
Program: Janet Hodgkins, UE