GTHS Lecture Series – May 27 2021

Our Lecture Series has moved on-line – join us in the comfort of you home for our engaging presentation on Thursday May 27 2021 at 7:00pm.

‘Forging Ahead!

A photographic retrospective of the Switzer family of Stittsville.’

What does a giant winter slide, the Stittsville’s Womens’ Institute, First street light, Fire Department Chief, Fire Siren and Blacksmith have in common?

These are some of the contributions made by the Switzer family to the fabric of Stittsville. With the major changes currently being undertaken on Stittsville Main Street in displacing the Switzers’ century-old blacksmith shop and the nearby houses with a modern multi-story mixed-use building, GTHS Board member Marguerite Evans will be sharing with us the extensive contributions made by the Switzer pioneers to our community.

Marguerite has done extensive research on the Switzers, and we look forward to an enlightening on-line presentation. This is a free community event, but you need to pre-register to receive access iformation. (see instructions below).

Ottawa-born Marguerite Evans’ maternal ancestry goes back to the War of 1812 and pioneer settlement in local townships such as March, Huntley, Goulbourn, and Gloucester.  Her paternal ancestry includes Edwardsburgh Township and British Columbia.  A graduate of the former Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing, she also holds a PhD from Ottawa University. Sharing a love of history, both she and her husband, Jim, have participated in the GTHS, Goulbourn Township Museum, Historical Society of Ottawa, Heritage Ottawa, Huntley Township Historical Society, Leeds/Grenville Historical Society, Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.


Please register below by May 25th to receive your invitation to our on-line lecture: