FLASHBACK FEBRUARY – HERITAGE WEEK IN THE COUNTY

January 28th, 2020.

FLASHBACK FEBRUARY – HERITAGE WEEK IN THE COUNTY

Saturday, February 15 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

/images/uploads/flashback-february-logo-social.png Flashback February is a celebration of the history and heritage of Prince Edward County, a week - long collection of workshops, talks, films, performances, trivia and more, all showcasing The County’s past. This year’s theme is “20/20: Visions From Our Past.”

Formed three years ago by a coalition of County organizations including History Lives Here Inc., the event is aimed at providing entertaining, “popular history” activities engaging visitors and residents. 

Thanks to Sandra Foreman and Jess Davis of the Foreman Davis Group at Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty in Picton for their lead sponsorship of Heritage Week. 

For schedule details and tickets, visit  www.visitpec.ca/flashback-february 

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Sunday, February 16 2:30 – 4 PM at the Picton United Church, 12 Chapel St. in Picton

Picton United Church Picton United Church History Lives Here will be hosting several events beginning with an organ concert at The Picton United Church. This program of classic movie music played by professional organist Murray Baer on the church’s massive pipe organ with special guest, guitarist Craig McRae, will be followed by tours of this historic church.

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Monday, February 17, 2020 1-3:30 PM at The Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross St. in Picton

 Hear an unknown story of the war years.

Toronto author Ellin Bessner will be presenting her book, DOUBLE THREAT: Canadian Jews, The Military and World War II.

17,000 Jewish soldiers enlisted in Canada’s military to fight against fascism and for the survival of the Jewish people. Many of them trained locally at bases in Picton, Mountain View and Trenton.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 9 -11:30 AM at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 31 King St., Picton 

There are an estimated 9,000 churches across Canada facing an uncertain future as congregations decline.  Guest speaker, Kendra Fry of the National Heritage Trust for Canada, will be conducting a workshop on new strategies for churches to address the survival of these heritage properties.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 1 – 3:30 PM at Macaulay Museum, 23 Church St., Picton

Kendra Fry will make a second presentation at Macaulay Heritage Park on the challenges facing Canadian communities in their efforts to conserve heritage assets. Many organizations maintaining heritage buildings and properties depend heavily on aging volunteers. But what will happen when these volunteers can no longer carry out this work? Hear Kendra’s review of imaginative initiatives across the country to preserve our heritage.

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Friday, February 21st, 1-3:30 PM At The Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street in Picton

In the mid-1960s Canadian Pacific Railways retired their fleet of passenger liners linking communities along the Great Lakes. Most were sold for scrap. But the S.S. Keewatin survived after its purchase by an American collector from Michigan. In June 2012, the Keewatin returned to its homeport of Port McNicoll, Ontario serving as a floating museum as the last of its kind.

SS Keewatin SS Keewatin Hear the story of this great ship from Eric Conroy, the CEO of the S. S. Keewatin organization, who once worked summers as a waiter on the ship, and watch the documentary on the ship’s epic return journey home.

For schedule details and tickets, visit  www.visitpec.ca/flashback-february