Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility March 2023 programs at the Heritage Centre in Cayuga - Haldimand County

March 2023 programs at the Heritage Centre in Cayuga

This March, the Heritage Centre in Cayuga is hosting four events.

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (6 p.m.) – Presentation: If the Shoe Fits
Footwear is one of Canada’s oldest industries. In 1950 there were 292 footwear factories in Canada producing 33.9 million pairs of shoes. In this presentation, participants will hear the history of shoes including various designs from the 18th century to today.

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (1 p.m.) – Tea and Presentation: Exploring our Irish Roots
This event features a special afternoon tea with homemade scones and other sweet treats, followed by a presentation on all things Irish including a look at Irish settlement, customs and traditions. The Irish began to immigrate to Canada in 1825, and by 1867 they comprised 24 per cent of Canada’s population. Many Irish citizens who settled in this area arrived to work on the Grand River Canal.

Saturday, Mar. 18 (12:30 p.m.) – Presentation: When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Participants at this presentation will explore the history of St Patrick’s Day and the superstitions, customs and traditions that accompany this most Irish of celebrations.

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (1 p.m.) – Presentation: Finding Your Roots
This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to search for family information using archives and online resources.

The cost for each regular program is $10 per person and the afternoon tea is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required for all programs. Register online or in person at the Haldimand County Administration Building, 53 Thorburn Street South, Cayuga.

All programs take place at the Cayuga Library + Heritage Centre, located at 19 Talbot Street West. For more information, contact the Heritage Centre at (905) 318-5932, ext. 6613 or email