SD & G Historical Society celebrates Cornwall life with launch of Cornwall Scrapbook

October 31, 2013

Cornwall Scrapbook

The SD & G Historical Society has produced a new recounting of the history of Cornwall with the publication of Cornwall Scrapbook, a 120-page book filled with over 350 images of Cornwall life.

The recently-published book gives readers a chance to revisit some of the popular events and festivals, landmarks, restaurants and businesses from Cornwall’s past. The new book also features a detailed history of Pitt Street and Montreal Road.

“We chose to call this the Cornwall Scrapbook because that’s what it is,” reads the book’s foreword. “It is snapshots of events, people and places taken in Cornwall. History is more than recounting statistics, political events and building projects – it is about people. In this book we have tried to capture Cornwall life as many remember it, from the old Mayor’s picnics to a vibrant Pitt Street and many stops in between.”

The new historical account of Cornwall was made possible in large part by the generous donation of a collection of photographs from veteran Standard-Freeholder photographer Marcel Quenneville.

To celebrate the launch of the book, a launch party will be held on Saturday, October 26th at Schnitzel’s Restaurant on Pitt Street, beginning at 2 pm. This event is open to everyone and will include music by
Cornwall’s own Jamie Heath and a walking tour of historic Pitt Street.

Copies of the book may be purchased at the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park (open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm) as well as the Friends of the Cornwall Public Library (at the Library) for $25 each. It can also be purchased by mail order for $31. Cheques should be made payable to the SD & G Historical Society, PO Box 773, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 5T5.

For additional info, please contact the Cornwall Community Museum at (613) 936-0842.


 

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