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James Miller, Lanark Society Settler

I am hoping for feedback from readers in regards...

Andrew Miller, Lanark Society Settler

Andrew Miller, member of the Glasgow Canadian...

Early Presbyterian People of Perth

The following post and others to follow are...

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Diane Duncan has created with color and texture since her childhood attempts at needlework under the guidance of her Grandmother.  Her prized possessions during early years included the new watercolor paint box and crayons that were part of the annual issue to each student in her rural school.  She still has some of these paint boxes!

As an elementary school teacher, challenged with providing art and home economics curriculum content for students, she frequently found that her most successful classroom projects came from techniques and topics she researched and tried on her own.  During the years at home with small children she continued to research and experiment but focused primarily on working with fibre in its many forms. Weaving, dyeing fibre, spinning, needlework, quilting and sewing provided an outlet for creative energy while she supervised her children’s playtime and participated in a busy farm business.

In the early 1980’s she added a university program to her already busy schedule and in 1985 graduated with a degree in Canadian Studies (Honors).  Rather than pursue her planned return to the classroom, she became the Coordinator/Curator for a fledgling museum project, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, ON.  She served in this position for several years before moving on to a busy career as a consultant in Community Economic Development and Organizational/Change Management.

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October 25, 2019 |

James Miller, Lanark Society Settler

I am hoping for feedback from readers in regards to this and other posts regarding family history. In 1821, James...

October 18, 2019 |

Andrew Miller, Lanark Society Settler

Andrew Miller, member of the Glasgow Canadian Emigration Society, 1821 Andrew Miller, youngest son of William...

July 19, 2019 |

Early Presbyterian People of Perth

The following post and others to follow are excerpts captured from ‘wordstar’ and...

July 18, 2019 |

Presbyterian Families of Perth & Area

During the summer of 1818, Rev. Bell travelled to Brockville, Prescott, Lachine and Montreal in his efforts to...

July 17, 2019 |

Granny Miller – My Inspiration

Alice Whyte Ferrier (1888-1974) Alice Whyte Ferrier Miller 1968 on her 80th birthday I have just polished a...

February 9, 2019 |

The Family of the Chaplin-Webber House

John Chaplin and Sarah Jones Meredith, born in England circa 1804, emigrated to Bathurst Township circa 1832...

January 29, 2019 |

The McLaren-Poole Family Bible

The McLaren Poole Bible While having my first cup of coffee Sunday morning I discovered a Lanark County...

November 19, 2018 |

Tayside Memories: The Story of a Lanark County Lad

I have published a book – Tayside Memories: The Story of a Lanark County Lad Currently available at Tayside...

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