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Heritage St. Clair – Articles


Heritage St. Clair receives Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Award


Click on the links below for interesting heritage articles (some were published in the Beacon):

Heritage Corner (June, 2020)

Heritage Corner (May, 2020)

Heritage Corner (April, 2020)

Andrew in Kimball – The Andrew Family of Kimball, Ontario

Heritage Corner (March, 2020)

Heritage Corner (February, 2020)

Heritage Corner (January, 2020)

Heritage Corner (December, 2019)

Heritage Corner (November, 2019)

Heritage Corner (October, 2019)

Heritage Corner (September, 2019)

Heritage Corner (August, 2019)

Heritage Corner (June, 2019)

Heritage Corner (May, 2019)

Heritage Corner (April, 2019)

Heritage Corner (March, 2019)

Heritage Corner (February, 2019)

Heritage Corner (January, 2019)

Heritage Corner (December, 2018)

Heritage Corner (November, 2018)

Heritage Corner (October, 2018)

Heritage Corner (September, 2018)

Heritage Corner (August, 2018)

Heritage Corner (July, 2018)

Heritage Corner (June, 2018)

Heritage Corner (May, 2018)

Heritage Corner (April, 2018)

Heritage Corner (March, 2018)

In the Line of David – Three Generations of David Hossie

Heritage Corner (February, 2018)

Memories of Skating on Talfourd Creek, Froomefield, ON

Heritage Corner (January, 2018)

Heritage Corner (December, 2017)

Heritage Corner (November, 2017)

Downriver Craft Sale chalks up near record crowds (October, 2017)

Grant’s Point / Bend

Sombra Museum Blueberry Social offers sweet treats, sweet music & fun (September, 2017)

Port Lambton Rum Running

What’s the Winston Churchill connection with Moore Museum? (August, 2017)

Victorian Tea kitchen recalls Canada’s early days (July, 2017)

Heritage St. Clair making invaluable contributions to township’s Canada 150 legacy (June, 2017)

An Amazing Fishing Story

The Abduction of Allan Macdonald

Albert Perkins 1913 – Wood, Snakes & Wild Cats

Little log cabin at Sombra Museum recently refurbished – original “tiny house”? (May, 2017)

Leslie Sutherland Branch 447 Corunna, Royal Canadian Legion

Who do you know from S. S. # 13 Sombra? (April, 2017)

Moore Museum’s Canada 150 photo contest now underway (March, 2017)

Vintage Pesha post cards document a local industry that thrived in early 1900s (February, 2017)

Moore Museum to hold Canada 150 photo contest: Seasons In St. Clair (January, 2017)


World War I Honour Roll Plaques Revealed After Decades in Storage (December, 2016)

WWI memorial plaque to be unveiled (November, 2016)

New historical plaque reveals the wild side of Wilkesport (October, 2016)

Early Pioneers of Wilkesport

New heritage stone in Branton-Cundick Park honours pioneer families (September, 2016)

A Poet-Scholar’s Walk from Sombra to Wilkesport in the Year, 1857

Sombra Raid of 1838 Commemorated with New Plaque (August, 2016)

Victorian Tea welcomes avid tea drinkers and new guests (July, 2016)

St. Clair River Raids plaque unveiling recalls border clash (June, 2016)

]Hands of Time exhibit looking for timely donation of clocks (May, 2016)

Watery graveyard once surrounded Stag Island (April, 2016)

The E.J. McVea was one of thousands of wooden sailing vessels built at the many…

Once upon a time, in a land close to home… (March, 2016)

Ship wreck Disasters on the St. Clair River

Looking ahead: Tea, trains & artistic talent at Moore Museum (February, 2016)

Old-Fashioned Christmas sparks creativity in young students (January, 2016)

Alexander Sinclair and Jane Eliza Leslie Sinclair of “Hawthorn House”, Moore Township by Mary Dietz


St. Clair Township native became integral part of Apollo space program (October, 2015)

Two new interpretive plaques debut at Brander Park (September, 2015)

St. Clair Township summer joy, past and present, could be found in the water (August, 2015)

Moore Museum celebrates 40 years of heritage preservation (July, 2015)

Moore Museum volunteers receive provincial Volunteer Service Awards (June, 2015)

Couple’s book shadows Group of Seven (May, 2015)

Is history lurking in those boxes and bags you’re donating? (April, 2015)

Daldean rescued from impassable river ice (March, 2015)

Maple Leaf Forever! (February, 2015)

Old Fashioned Christmas (January, 2015)


Early careers explored at Moore Museum (December, 2014)

Downriver crafts…and characters (November, 2014)

Looking ahead to Christmas at Moore Museum (October, 2014)

Majestic passenger ship S. S. Noronic ended in tragedy (September, 2014)

Moore Centre Hall was original Moore Township municipal building (August, 2014)

Corunna Child Study Group disbands after six decades of fellowship (July, 2014)

Oh, how times have changed in Corunna! / Century-old Wurlitzer military band organ opens Sombra Museum summer season / Sombra Museum seeks WWI items (June, 2014)

Information on Township residents who served in world War 1 (May, 2014)

Wurlitzer band organ will announce the 2014 Sombra Museum season (April, 2014)

Museum prepares for another great season (March, 2014)

Sombra Museum exhibit to commemorate anniversary of The Great War (February, 2014)

S. S. No. 7 Moore School alumni remain”true to their school” (January, 2014)


Great storm of 1913 still horrifies after 100 years / Decorated Sombra airman operated general stores (December, 2013)

Four local schools heralded new philosophy of education (November, 2013)

The coming of fall brings back memories of past community fairs / An Old-Fashioned Christmas A Holiday tradition at the Moore Museum (October, 2013)

Marine mishaps part of life on the St. Clair River (September, 2013)

Dedicated volunteers receive Ontario Heritage Awards (August, 2013)

Sombra Twp. Native takes medical skills to the battlefields of WWI France / Summer’s in the bag at Moore Museum (July, 2013)

Sombra Farms charts rapid changes in local farm life / IBC marker 48 in St. Clair Township denotes Canada/U.S. border (June, 2013)

Sombra Museum speaker relates the incredible facts surrounding the Storm of 1913 (May, 2013)

Community donations keep the Ploughman’s Farmyard a kid-tastic part of the Brigden Fair (April, 2013)

Port Lambton-born Dr. Maud Menten: physician, scientist, researcher / Volunteering at local museums is rewarding and fun (March, 2013)

Bentpath Women’s Institute celebrates 100th Anniversary this year / Council approves creation of Heritage St. Clair Committee (February, 2013)

Port Lambton – The village that won’t quit (January, 2013)