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, served with vegetables, pie for
dessert, wine and coffee/tea. $30. per person (all reservations must be honored)
Please call or email Marlene MarkhamGay, email@example.com or 519-
322-0856 for reservations by May 25th.
This year’s Botsford Scholar is Megan Cote. Title
of the talk: The rise of C.H. Smith: Windsor’s Department Stores, Urban Consumerism, and
Women’s Modernity of the early 20th Century.
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 Mitchell
topic: The Detroit MCR Train Station
RSVP by March 15 firstname.lastname@example.org
all reservations must be honoured. Hope to see you there! New members & guests are welcome! Members dues: $15.00 per person.
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 Road Taken” on the Railway Porters. A presentation will follow. Please provide your own transportation and the cost is $6.00.
This is a very interesting tour and presentation at a “World Heritage Site.” Celebrate “Black History Month, February 2-28.
Following the tour we will be having lunch at “Dalhousie Bistro”, 219, Dalhousie Street. We will order from the menu at our expense.
Please RSVP for one or both events, if you are driving and could car pool that would be a good idea. email@example.com or
Marlene (519-322-0856) by February 5th
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. This year’s recipient is Bill Brundage for his work preserving local history on Boblo Island. He worked to gain community support to rebuild and preserve the historic blockhouse on Boblo Island. Bill also gives tours of the blockhouse. Tickets are $30.00 per person. We will have a full dinner with dessert coffee/tea and all taxes and gratuity included.RSVP by October 12th, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may pay at the door when you arrive. All reservations must be honoured unless you cancel 24 hours in advance.
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, chicken and salad luncheon served. The price is $15.00 includes dessert and coffee/tea. Followed by Paul Allen’s presentation. RSVP required. It is at 1pm, lunch served first then the program, books will be available for sale.
Please RSVP email@example.com or call 519-322-0856.
Join us July 19, Thursday for a fun trip to Boblo Island to see the restored block house and have lunch at a restaurant on the Island. We will meet at the ferry dock in Amherstburg. Please register with Anita Colley. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Botsford Scholar is Adam Droulliard. His paper title: Joseph White’s Mass Enfranchisement of Anderdon: Conflicting Band Ideals and Insight from Interactions with the Petite Côte Drouillards. Join us May 10 at Duck’s on The Roof for dinner tickets. email@example.com or through this website.
Essex County Historical Society Invites you to attend The Botsford Scholar Award Dinner May 10, 2018, at Ducks On the Roof Restaurant 1430 Front Rd. South Amherstburg, ON Dinner choice: Breaded Pickerel or chicken All dinners include vegetables & warm bread & Chef salad, Lemon Meringue Pie, coffee/tea Please specify your choice when reserving your dinner! Please RSVP by May 5 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marlene Markham at 519 322-0856 $30. includes tax (paid at door) all reservations must be honoured unless cancelled by May 5.Botsford Scholar: To Be Announced 6:30 pm reception, Dinner promptly at 7 pm Botsford Scholar to be announced!
ECHS will hold their AGM on March 29, 2018 (Thursday) at the Essex Railway Station, 87 Station Street, Essex. Dinner will be at 7pm with a short meeting and Guest Speaker following. Reception will start at 6:30pm. To reserve your ticket, please email, Marlene Markham at email@example.com or call 519-322-0856. Tickets will be $25.00 per person for a delicious dinner with coffee and dessert. Menu: House Salad, Sunflower Seed Bread & Olive Tapenade, Chicken Breast Marsala, Pasta Pesto Blush, Green Beans Almandine. Please RSVP by March 21st.
Our annual meeting will include the approval of the updated constitution for our organization. The election of the 2018 executive will also take place. Please contact Anita Colley for board information.
Our guest speaker, Barbara Reaume Sandre, is a, retired teacher and author. Barb has written two historical novels, “Renee” and also “…and His Son Robert.” Both books tell the accurate researched history of early French settlers in this part of Canada and the story of the Reaumes, Barb’s family. Books will be available.