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Philemon Wright and his Town — The Historical Society of Ottawa
September 14 - 13:00 - 14:30
Join The Historical Society of Ottawa and Guest speaker Rick Henderson, the author of Walking in the Footsteps of Philemon Wright, and Capital Chronicles blog, and the great-great-great-great-grandson of Philemon Wright.
Henderson paints an intimate portrait of the man and his family — and of his dreams, struggles and successes as they carved a settlement from the Ottawa Valley wilderness over two centuries ago. His was a saga emblematic of the beginnings of Canada’s industrial development.