This longstanding series brings warmth to a winter Sunday afternoon while deepening our understanding of history.
The 2015 speaker was Charles Garrard, author of Petun to Wyandot: The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century (Canadian Museum of History/University of Ottawa Press, 2014). The book, winner of the Ontario Archaeological Society Award for Excellence in Publishing, distills a lifetime of research on the now-dispersed Wyandot tribe, once called the Petun, who encountered the French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1616 in the area now known as Creemore.
The fascinating story of the Petun Confederacy was also the subject of our 2015 AGM Speaker, local historian Pat Raible (more here). Our next Tea and History afternoon will celebrate the publication of Pat’s new book about the Petun and their history.