Spring Lecture Series - Delving Beyond the Date Stone: Uncovering the Rich History of Your Old House
Curious about the history of your property but unsure where to begin? Want to know who built your house, how it’s changed, and find out about the people who've lived there? Research is a rewarding journey and if you’re up for the challenge, this talk with Elysia DeLaurentis will guide you through the process, explaining what historical information is out there, and how you can access it.
Elysia DeLaurentis is the owner and principal researcher at Oakenwood Research Services, based in Elora, and was co-editor (with Debra Nash-Chambers) of the book Remembering Pilkington Township: Lives, Loves, and Labour. She holds an Honours B.A. in Art History from the University of Guelph, and an M.A. in History from the University of Waterloo. Drawing on over twenty years’ experience working in archives and with historical organizations, Elysia has uncovered the history all sorts of properties from houses and farms to commercial buildings and bridges.
This presentation is part of our Spring Lecture Series taking place on Tuesday afternoons following March Break, March 24 through April 14, in our Theatre. Talks take place at 1:00 p.m. and are repeated at 2:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments following each talk. Free with admission. Members free as always.