Cornwall Community Museum Plaque Unveiling – Sunday September 13th 2 PM

Plan to learn more about Cornwall’s history by taking a free walking tour of historic Pitt Street on Sunday September 13th.  Organized by Heritage Cornwall, the first tour starts at the Court House at 10 am followed by a second at 3 pm.  Tours are free.

On Sunday September 13th at 2 pm, under the tent in Lamoureux Park, Cornwall’s and SD & G’s 225th founding by Europeans will be marked by a plaque unveiling ceremony.

The bilingual plaque is the first to acknowledge the help the Mohawk’s gave our early settlers.  It reads:
Cornwall – SD G, 1784 – 2009.  An understanding between Mohawk Chief, Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) and Sir John Johnson led to the settlement of Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

On June 6, 1784, Loyalists camped on this plateau (near the Cornwall Museum) before traveling to their new homes.
Subsequently, Scots, Irish, French Canadians and peoples from all corners of the globe arrived, laying the foundation of today’s multicultural community.

The 225th plaque unveiling ceremony will feature music by the Claripan Duo, and displays by Focus Art, the United Empire Loyalists, the French Genealogical Society and the SD & G Historical Society at the Cornwall Community Museum.
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