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Philemon Wright by Richard Henderson

  • STITTSVILLE LIBRARY 1637 Stittsville Main Street Ottawa, ON, K2S Canada (map)

GOULBOURN TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS PLEASED
TO BRING YOU ANOTHER INTERESTING PROGRAM

 
   Portrait of Philemon Wright by John James

Portrait of Philemon Wright by John James

 

For the program of April 28th, our Vice-President, Shaun Peppy, has invited his friend Richard Henderson, 4x great grandson of Philemon Wright, to speak about his ancestor. Mr. Wright arrived in Gatineau in 1800 and established the first permanent settlement in the Ottawa Valley. He was an industrious businessman, and 200 years ago, provided most of the provisions for the newly formed Richmond. Richard, a career educator has also written a book, "Walking in the Footsteps of Philemon Wright". To find out more about Philemon Wright’s endeavours, come out to the Stittsville Library for this presentation starting at 1:30 p.m. Bring your friends and neighbours too! The parking is free and refreshments will be served.

   The Durham Boat used to ship goods from Montreal to Richmond.

The Durham Boat used to ship goods from Montreal to Richmond.