I am a strong supporter of the work that is being done, year after year, at Lambton House, which is located not far (along the historic Humber River) from Old Mill Toronto, which was the venue for a high school reunion that I helped to organize a few years ago. I have occasionally had the opportunity to attend events at Lambton House, and was very impressed and inspired. I strongly recommend events at Lambton House – you will have a great time and learn many new things about days gone by!
Following message is from Heritage York at Lambton House:
Heritage York Celebrates Canada/Ontario/Toronto 150
Heritage York offers several events in 2017 to highlight the importance of Lambton House in this significant year. Lambton House is the last structure from the 1860s milling/industrial era remaining in place on the east bank of the lower Humber River. Sir William Pearce Howland was an owner of the businesses of Lambton Mills and Lambton House in the pre-Confederation 1860s.
Sir William was the only American-born, naturalised Canadian Father of Canadian Confederation, a leading politician and businessman of the Confederation period, Ontario’s first full-term Lieutenant Governor 1868 – 1873 and the father of two Mayors of Toronto. His great grandson William Goldwin Howland was Ontario’s Chief Justice.
Please join us for one or more of our up-coming events and for tours on Sundays from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., please check our voice mail message in case of any changes to these hours.
Come to Lambton House and enjoy a great opportunity to gather with friends in this unique, historic (1860s) former stage coach stop and tavern.
Thursday 8 June A Sacred Trust Revisited Heritage Talk @ Lambton House (Free)
7:30 to 9:00pm Join us to hear Carolyn King former Chief speak on the story of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation in Toronto and the Great Lakes area. Their Land Claim from the 1805 Toronto Purchase was settled in May 2010. Doors open at 7:00pm and the Heritage Talk begins at 7:30pm. Refreshments. Free Will Offering appreciated.
Sunday 11 June Canadian Junction Reading – preview of the 5 August Vignette
2:00 p.m. will be performed at Lambton House in the afternoon.
Monday 26 June Annual General Meeting
7:00 p.m. Howland Room, Lambton House
Saturday, 1 July CANADA DAY BBQ and celebration of Lambton House and it’s
11:00 a. – 2:00 p. former owner, Sir William Pearce Howland’s role in Canada’s Membership Renewal Form 7 Jun 17Confederation.
Saturday, 5 August History on the Humber Along with four other historical groups,
6 Locations Along we are presenting 6 vignettes that capture events in this area and
The Humber River significant, local historical persons, to celebrate Canada’s 150th.
EXHIBITION AND DISPLAYS
Exhibition in Howland Room
“From New York to York” an exhibition about Father of Confederation Sir Wm. P. Howland and his family: their contribution to our local history and Canada’s Confederation. The Howland family’s 150 year story, with illustrations.
Displays in Humber Room
Ashbourne Confederation and WWI flags in the large display cabinet.
Ashbourne royal memorabilia in a curio cabinet.
Please share this information with your friends, family, social media and join us for as many of our events as you can. We look forward to seeing you here this year!
If you would like to take out a membership, please complete the attached Membership form and mail to us. Thank-you.