The Heritage Centre has announced its March program lineup at the new Cayuga Library + Heritage Centre facility. Residents and visitors are invited to learn how to take care of family heirlooms, celebrate all things Irish and discover how one of Haldimand County’s politicians became the Speaker of the House. Program registration may be completed online or in-person at the new Haldimand County Administration Building using the code provided.
Heritage Series: You’ve Come Along Way Baby – March 10 (6:30 pm)
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this talk will explore the roles of women through the ages. By the 19th century, Canadian women increasingly protested against discrimination in education and paid employment as well as violence against women and children. This sparred the suffragette movement which would eventually garner women the right to vote. Pre-registration is required for this program; cost is $10/person. Code: 10946.
Adult Workshop: Preserving Your Family Heirlooms – March 11 (1 pm)
Here is your opportunity to learn how to take care of those precious family heirlooms! In this hands-on session, Museum staff will teach you how to care for documents, photos, or objects and stop the damage caused by common environmental threats (mold, water, etc). Pre-registration is required for this program; cost is $10/person. Light refreshments will be provided. Code: 10331.
Historic Talk: When Irish Eyes are Smiling – March 17 (6:30 pm)
This talk will explore the migration of Irish settlers to Canada and Haldimand County during the 19th century. The potato famine and the promise of a new life in Canada saw the migration of thousands of Irish people fleeing poverty and oppression in their homeland. The building of the Grand River Canal saw an influx of Irish settlers to Haldimand County. Pre-registration is required for this program; cost is $10/person. Code: 10332.
Historically Speaking-Irish Customs & Traditions Tea & Talk – March 18 (1 pm)
At this very Irish afternoon participants will celebrate by wearing of green, learning about Irish culture and exploring its superstitions with Heritage Centre staff. Homemade scones and other Irish treats will be served. Pre-registration is required for this program; cost is $15/person. Code: 10333.
Life & Times Series: Jacob Baxter, A Man for the People – March 25 (1 pm)
This informative talk will showcase the life of Jacob Baxter, a renowned Haldimand physician and politician. After graduating from the University of New York and the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, Jacob came to Cayuga to set up a medical practice in partnership with his younger brother Benjamin. In 1867 he was elected as the Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly for Haldimand. In 1887 he was appointed the Speaker of the House, a post he held until 1894. Code: 10334.
Anyone seeking further information about museum programs may call 905-772-5880 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Heritage Centre is located at 19 Talbot St W, Cayuga.