Remembering the British Home Children in Canada
Thursday August 25th, 7pm

Come to the museum to see the Memorial Quilt prepared to commemorate the British Home Children in Canada and hear a personal account from Mary Thurston of Perth, Ontario, an accomplished author who wrote “Into the Hills.” Mary is the daughter of Isabella Hilson, a home child who is featured on the Memorial Quilt. Bob Stacey of Carleton Place, Ontario will talk about memories of his father, who also was a home child.

In December 2009, the Canadian Parliament passed a motion declaring 2010 the Year of the British Home Child in Canada. The aims and goals of this endeavour are to educate Canadians about the history of our Home Children and acquaint us with their stories.

Please join us for this occasion. Refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge but a goodwill donation would be appreciated.

The Memorial Quilt will be on display in the museum’s Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery until 31 August 2011.

Michael Rikley-Lancaster
Executive Director / Curator
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

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