Tales of heritage at the Cornwall Square

Nick Seebruch
Tales of heritage at the Cornwall Square
Friends of Crysler's Farm Battlefield members

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Square will once again play host to the Heritage Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The fair has been presented by Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall for the past 15 years.

There are going to be 13 organizations from around Cornwall and the United Counties of SD&G displaying local community history and telling the story of the heritage of the United Counties.

Organizations include the Glengarry Fencibles, The Glengarry Pioneer Museum, the Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield, the Nor’Wester and Loyalist Museum, Railways of SD&G and more.

New this year, there will be a display from Akwesasne Geneology who will be on hand to delve into the personal histories of those curious about the heritage of their own families.

In addition to informative displays of local history, there will also be books on sale for those historians who want to continue exploring local heritage beyond the fair.

The event starts at 9 a.m. on Feb. 25 and goes until 4 p.m.

Debbie Ledoux, an organizer of the fair encourages everyone to come out, even those who have not taken an interest in their local history before.

“Look around your community and be aware of the history of Cornwall and SD&G,” she said. “Find out about the history of the area and be immersed in it.”

For more information about the fair, check out the Heritage-Patrimoine website at www.heritagepatrimoinecornwall.ca

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