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All posts for the month June, 2013

The Collection

The Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum is the home to many artifacts, preserved to enrich the interpretation of the United Empire Loyalists and the Glengarry Partners of the North West Company. We strive to increase the accessibility to our collection for researchers and curious folk alike. The staff and volunteers of the NLM have been working hard to digitize and upload our collection to the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) database, Artefacts Canada.

Beginning in 2011, the Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum and the Glengarry Pioneer Museum  worked together to submit and receive joint funding for a project to digitize at least 300 archival items at each museum and make them accessible online. The overall goal was to improve accessibility to the archival collection of documents, books, maps and photographs of the two museums. Both the GPM and the NLM have continued this project into the present.

You can search the NLM’s collection database by clicking on the Artefacts Canada icon on the left.

 
Collection Highlights

We will be posting Collection Highlights every two weeks, to showcase items in our collection and provide research material online. If you have a favourite artifact in the museum and would like us to write a blog post on it, send us an email to info@norwestersandloyalistmuseum.ca. We will do our best to satisfy your requests.

Collection Highlights are posted below in blog post format.

Collection Highlight – Thomas Ross Tombstone

The tombstone reads, “In memory of Thomas Ross of Lancaster, a native of Kincardine, Rosshire, Scotland, who died/departed this life the 22 July 1794, aged 78 years, and Isabella Ross his wife who departed this life the 24 Sept. 1817, aged 74 years. This stone is erected by their affectionate sons Donald, Alex., John and […]

Lecture and Demonstration on the Technique and History of Twined Fiber Art by fiber artist Vera Longtoe Sheehan on Friday July 12, 2013, at 3pm and 7pm.

The NLM is pleased to present a lecture and demonstration on the technique and history of twined fiber art by fiber artist Vera Longtoe Sheehan on Friday July 12, 2013, at 3pm and 7pm. Vera, an indigenous Abenaki Vermont artist, has preserved the tradition of her ancestors and is the last known Native American New England family making twined, plant-fiber pieces. Vera harvests […]

Annual Picnic 2013 – Glengarry House / Stone House Point

The Annual Picnic of 2013 started with a visit to Glengarry House at Stone House Point. It is described in this entry by Parks Canada: DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC PLACE Glengarry House National Historic Site of Canada is located on Stonehouse Point, just east of Cornwall, Ontario. Now a ruin, the fieldstone gable walls of the […]

Annual Picnic – 2013

Glengarry Historical Society The 2013 Annual GHS Picnic was held at Stone House Point, Glen Walter on Thursday, 20th June 2013 . Our hosts were Gail and Tom Kaneb with Sean Adams. Although it is now standing ruin, the 1792 house of Lt-Col John Macdonell (Aberchalder), commander of the Second Battalion of the Royal Canadian Volunteer […]

Dictionary of Glengarry Biography

A comprehensive history of Glengarry County told through the lives of pioneers, fur traders, soldiers, farmers, railway barons, politicians, criminals; anybody and everybody who helped make Glengarry County Canada’s most storied and most celebrated county. Available for purchase online in our store. 800 pages, 1600 entries, 850,000 words, maps, hardcover. First edition 2010. Reprinted 2013. […]

Glengarry, My New Home: Immigration to Glengarry 1945-2012

Since 1945, there has been a significant “third migration” into Glengarry County, which was neither Scottish nor French. Glengarry, My New Home: Immigration to Glengarry 1945-2012 is a collection of the memoirs of ninety-five local authors who were part of this migration, and made the county their new home. The reader is taken on a […]