Creating a Community

On Aug. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Sept. 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus an additional time for a tour by school students the Elgin and Area Heritage Society hosted an exhibit at the Red Brick School in Elgin. The Creating a Community exhibit featured individual panels highlighting the family trees, stories, photos and numerous artifacts depicting the life and times of a number of South Crosby families.

In 2017 Rideau Lakes Township acknowledged those families who had retained ownership of a specific property since 1867. 

These detail and personalize the lives and values of our ancestors and ourselves, and reveal how these families (and others like them) form part of a broader chronicle showing the ongoing creation of our community.  From that list the Elgin and Area Heritage Society (EAHS) added South Crosby families of equal (or longer) habitation, not tied to a particular section of land.

A video especially made for this presentation accompanied and supplemented the enjoyment of the many enthusiasts the travelled back in time and explored Creating a Community.

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