The Role of Shoebox Historians


Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm


Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd, Markham, Ontario

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

George Reesor of Markham, Ontario, has been interested in history since a youth. Growing up on the Bishop Christian Reesor farm, he has discovered many historical artefacts coming from his own family, and letters to his great-grandfather, Bishop Christian Reesor, and grandfather, Minister Thomas Reesor (founder of Reesor, Ontario). George will share how he has worked with many letters and documents he recognized as valuable additions to the Ontario Mennonite story. He has compiled two major collections of correspondence: Thomas Reesor and the Reesor settlement in Northern Ontario, and Over Mountains and Valleys (letters to Bishop Christian Reesor, 1859-1915).
10:00 a.m.
Bus departure from Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario. Cost is $25.00/person. Bring a sack lunch to eat on arrival at Rouge Valley.
12:00 noon
Arrival at Rouge Valley; Coffee/dessert provided. Eat sack lunch.
1:00 p.m.
“The Role of Shoebox Historians” – George Reesor
Brief sketches of two pioneer families:
Hoover family by Lorne Smith
Reesor family by George Reesor
2:00 p.m.
Bus tour primarily through Rouge National Urban Park including stops at Reesor Pioneer Cemetery and the historic Reesor Church built in 1857
3:30 p.m.
Bus departure for Kitchener
All are welcome!
No registration for meeting required!