"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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A TITANIC SCANDAL at Guelph Civic Museum!

GUELPH, Ontario March 28, 2012 - Author Hugh Brewster presents his new book RMS TITANIC in an illustrated talk at Guelph Civic Museum on Wednesday, April 4, 7 pm.

Hear about the girl from Guelph who became a famous fashion designer and survived the Titanic - only to become notorious in its aftermath.

Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon was the Edwardian world’s most famous couturiere with elegant salons in London, Paris and New York. Yet this aristocratic lady had grown up as plain Lucy Sutherland in a place she called “dirty little Guelph.” When urgent business called Lucile to New York in April of 1912 she took the first available ship - which happened to be the Titanic. How Lucile and her husband Sir Cosmo escaped from the sinking liner became the most sensational news story of the Titanic disaster.

Author and Guelph native Hugh Brewster gives a hometown launch of his new book, RMS Titanic: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage with a specially created multi-media talk about the most famous woman ever to have come from Guelph. Books will be available for sale and signing.

The new Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. For further information please contact Val Harrison, Coordinator of Public Programs, Guelph Museums, at 519-836-1221 x2773 or visit guelph.ca/museum.

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