"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Guelph Historical Society 2012 Lecture Series

GUELPH Ontario September 15, 2012 - Guelph Historical Society Release - The first lecture of the 2011 – 2012 "Evenings With History" series will take place on Tuesday October 2, 2012 in the hall of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Suffolk and Norfolk streets in Guelph, Ontario), starting at 7:30 p.m.

The presenter will be Bev Dietrich.

The topic: "Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet".

Bev Dietrich is the Curator of Guelph Museums which includes the brand new Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae house, birthplace of WWI poet John McCrae of “In Flanders Fields” fame. Bev was the curator of the travelling exhibit “Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet” that travelled to museums across Canada and around Ontario for over eleven years. Bev has compiled the research and photographs, and developed an interesting and somewhat humorous talk about the history of not only the toilet, but outhouses, public washrooms, chamber pots and toilet paper.

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