Celebrate history at Loyalist plaque re-dedication

August 7, 2018

Loyalist Plaque

Loyalist Plaque

In 1784, United Empire Loyalists arrived in the area of present-day Lamoureux Park to begin the new settlement of New Johnstown (now Cornwall). That history will be celebrated on Sunday, August 12 at the Cornwall Community Museum with a re-dedication of the original United Empire Loyalists plaque which is now part of the SD&G Historical Society Collection.

The event begins at 1 pm and is being hosted by the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Historical Society in conjunction with the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada (UELAC).

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which will also feature light refreshments, Loyalist displays and information, tours of the museum, living historians and re-enactors and much more.

“This event will be a great way to explore part of early Loyalist history in Ontario,” said author and UELAC official Jennifer DeBruin. “In fact, the museum is located next to where Loyalists first drew their lots to settle the Cornwall area.”

At the same event, there will be an exciting announcement made by the UELAC.

For visitors and residents, the event offers a perfect opportunity to step inside the Cornwall Community Museum and take a trip back in time to explore Cornwall’s roots. See the 1900s kitchen filled with old dairy products, the circa 1910 study, the 1950s-era dining room (which showcases pieces from Cornwall manufacturer Beach Furniture) and the newest exhibit on Queen Elizabeth’s visit in 1959 for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

For more information on the Cornwall Community Museum, please click here.

Additional Events

Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

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Additional Information

Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at info@staging.banfield.agency to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie