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LaJeunesse Dinner and Award Night

October 24, 2019 Old Town Bake Shop in the McGregor Cowan House. 3118 Sandwich Street, Windsor 6pm Reception, 6:30pm dinner award presentation & guest speaker $30. per person; you may pay that evening (all reservations must be honoured.) RSVP. by … Continue reading

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LaJeunesse Award

The Rev. E.L. Lajeunesse wrote the definitive history of the early French history in Essex County. He taught at the University of Windsor for many years and was the author of the book “The Windsor Border Region.”  Essex County Historical … Continue reading

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Onions and Peach Fuzz, September 26, 2019

Don’t miss the reading and signing of the new book “Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz”, authors, Bonnie Stiller and Shirleyan English have written about the “Farmerettes of Ontario”. The farmerettes were the ladies that worked the fields and harvested the crops while the men were away during World War II. There were farmerettes in Cottam. Come out for an interesting part of our history followed by dessert and coffee. Sponsored by ECHS. 7pmptember 26 ,Essex Railway Station. $10.per person. RSVP mmarkham1@cogeco.ca space is limited.

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Onions and Peach Fuzz, September 26, 2019

Don’t miss the reading and signing of the new book “Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz”, authors, Bonnie Stiller and Shirleyan English have written about the “Farmerettes of Ontario”. The farmerettes were the ladies that worked the fields and harvested the … Continue reading

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ECHS BOTSFORD DINNER

This year’s “Botsford Dinner” will be held at Fort Malden, in the Barracks. Reception at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm. The Barracks is 199 years old this year. A traditionally cooked roast beef dinner will be prepared in the Fort cookhouse, … Continue reading

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ECHS AGM March 21

Essex County Historical Society will be holding it’s Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Essex Railway Station,March 21-Dinner $25. 6:30 sharp,meeting at 7pm followed by guest speaker, Bob Mitchelltopic: The Detroit MCR Train StationRSVP by March 15 mmarkham1@cogeco.caall reservations must … Continue reading

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ECHS Invites You …..

Please join us Saturday, February 9, at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum, 277 King Street, Amherstburg at 11:30 PM. We will be touring  the Nazrey AME Church; the Taylor log Cabin and the Main Exhibit. We will see a filmi, “The … Continue reading

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December 6,Thursday evening, Dinner Speaker

  A Special Evening, Thursday, December 6   Enjoy a delicious dinner in the ambience of the Olde Bake Shoppe- McGregor-Cowan House, 3118 Sandwich Street, Windsor. Dinner at 6:30 pm followed by special guest speaker Pat Brode. He will be … Continue reading

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October 18, 2018 Lajeunesse Award Dinner

October 18, Thursday evening, at “Duck’s on The Roof” in Amhertburg. ECHS will hold its annual award dinner. The Lajeunesse award is given to a group or individual who has help to promote and preserve local history in their community. … Continue reading

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“When Tobacco Was King’ by Paul Allen

Paul Allen will be our guest speaker for a luncheon meeting on September 15th at the Essex Railway Station.  He will speak on his book “When Tobacco Was King”.  He is touring in southwestern Ontario. There will be a pasta, … Continue reading

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