Fonds - County of Elgin Sesquicentennial fonds

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County of Elgin Sesquicentennial fonds

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  • 2002 (Creation)

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ca. 200 photographs / negatives : col. 2 photographs : b&w 8 cm of textual records

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Fonds consists of records documenting the County of Elgin's Sesquicentennial celebrations in 2002, including photographs and textual records pertaining to the following events: Commemoration of the first meeting of Elgin County Council, April 15th 1852 (April 15th, 2002). The Provincial Town Crier's contest and Sesquicentennial Ball (August 2002). Elgin County Archives' grand opening (November 2002). The County Archivist's Warden's Banquet-- the speaking notes provide an overview of the year's events (November 2002). Also included are the following records: Letters of greeting from Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson, Gar Knutson, M.P., and Steve Peters, M.P.P., on the occasion of the Elgin County Sesquicentennial celebrations (2002). Photographs of Gar Knutson and Steve Peters. St. Thomas Times-Journal 150th Anniversary Special Edition (2002). The Northern Scot newspaper - October 25th, 2002 edition. The paper contains an article regarding a delegation that attended the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations, part of which took place just south of St. Thomas in July 2002. A delegation from the City of Elgin, District Moray, Scotland participated in a cultural exchange with the Warden during these festivities.

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