Our Lecture Series Begins
Thirty-five enthusiastic folks attended our first of five Clyde River Lecture Series where Helen Smith-MacPhail presented on her trip to Europe to follow the story of Angus and Hector Murray.
Helen teaches Social Studies at Stonepark School and enjoys teaching students about Canada’s contribution to both wars. Recently, she completed her Masters in Education at Acadia University. As part of her masters work, she was awarded the 2012 Cleghorn War and Memory Study Tour Scholarship which allowed her to tour some of the most important Canadian battlefields and memorials in Belgium and France.
Donna Kidd and Sandra Cameron brought along Hector and Alex Murray’s letters and medals from their collections to share with the group. The afternoon was a good remembrance of the Murray boys and for the lives lost in The Great War and World War II.
There was an engaging question and answer session following the presentation, and the conversation continued as guests mingled over tea/coffee. Many commented on how pleased they were with the event and how much they learned. They look forward to attending more of the lectures and encourage others to come along.
Donations raised from this series will be used for further historical education and projects within Clyde River’s Riverview Community Centre.
Our lecture series continues next Saturday at 1:30 pm with Catherine Hennessey as she emphasizes the importance of Samuel Holland to the history of Prince Edward Island.