Do you have photographic memories of Alexandria?
Organizers of the 200th birthday celebration in Alexandria in 2019 want them.
Contact Allan MacDonald, archivist at the Glengarry County Archives, at 613-209-0202 or firstname.lastname@example.org to share your photos of the town’s past.
The images will be featured in a pictorial book that will be released in early 2019.
Unseasonably hot temperatures prompted soldiers and civilians alike to seek shelter from the sun during the Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s eighth annual Battle of Glengarry/War of 1812 Re-Enactment Weekend. Among the weekend warriors was John Robertson who along with Mohawk comrades fired a volley at the retreating infantry. More coverage in the September 27 edition of The News.
The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group is donating $25,000 to Dunvegan's Glengarry Pioneer Museum, one of six heritage organizations receiving a total of $150,000 from the company.
“As a community-based business celebrating our own legacy of 122 years, we recognized Canada 150 as a perfect moment to step up and specifically help these organizations in their important work to remember, recount and reenact our shared history for future generations,” said Tim Shauf, The Commonwell President and CEO.