Don Smith

2019 Heritage Fair

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Annual Heritage Fair

2018 Heritage Fair

Heritage Cornwall will host its annual Heritage Fair in Center Court on the lower level of Cornwall Square on Saturday February 23 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Once again, the Cornwall Community Museum / SD&G Historical Society is pleased to be a participant.  The fair affords a great opportunity to rub shoulders with a broad-spectrum of people who represent diverse aspects of our local heritage and to find out what’s new in the way of coming events, books and other resources.


Featuring displays and information from:  Historic Cornwall General Hospital Down Memory Lane Project, Dalkeith Historical Society, Généalogie et Archives Saint-Laurent, Glengarry Fencibles Trust (Bishop’s House St. Raphael’s), Glengarry Nor’westers and Loyalist Museum Williamstown, Heritage Cornwall, Lest We Forget – Carol Goddard author, Lost Villages Historical Society and Museum, Loyal Orange Associate of Canada – John Arksey, Ontario East British Home Child Family, Pioneer Women of SD&G – Ginette Guy, author, Railways of SD&G – Chris Granger, SD&G Historical Society / Cornwall Community Museum, United Empire Loyalists.​
One of the Historical Society’s community partnerships, the historic Cornwall General Hospital Down Memory Lane Project, is in the midst of Phase 2 of 2, with a June targeted completion date for the commemorative permanent exhibit to the former hospital and its school of nursing. Committee members will be on site with updates.​
Pictured here are project team members Sharon Porter and Don Smith, visiting retired CGH School of Nursing administrative assistant Hilda Seguin.  Hilda is one of several members of the community who were recently video interviewed in order to bring congratulations at the upcoming CGH nursing alumni reunion of the final graduating class in honour of their 50th anniversary.  Some of the memories shared by the interviewees will also appear in an upcoming special feature on YourTV Cornwall.
Historic Cornwall Area Dairies – Book Launch​
Since at least 2017, Society staff have been collaborating with milk bottle collector and enthusiast Gary Sauve by providing access to various images including photos and ads, editing services and now publishing and distribution of his brand-new, limited edition book dealing with historic Cornwall and area dairies.​

The Cornwall Milk Bottle Book:  A Collector’s Guide to Dairies of Cornwall & Surrounding Area (1900-1965) with Rarity & Price Guide doubles as an illustrated history of about 20 dairies in and around Cornwall.  The book explores dairy locations, owners, bottles, caps, tokens and much more. The book is the first of its kind for our area and is chock full of great images on more than 160 pages, including 29 pages in full colour.  This first edition is a bargain at $25; during the 2019 Heritage Fair only, it can be purchased at a $5 saving – just $20 cash!