Just got this message from John D. Reid http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com/ about an event to take place at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum on Thursday August 25th at 7 pm.
You are invited to "Remembering the British Home Children in Canada "where you will view "the Memorial Quilt prepared to commemorate the British Home Children in Canada and hear a personal account from Mary Thurston of Perth, Ontario, an accomplished author who wrote “Into the Hills.” Mary is the daughter of Isabella Hilson, a home child who is featured on the Memorial Quilt. Bob Stacey of Carleton Place, Ontario will talk about memories of his father, who also was a home child.
Please join us for this occasion. Refreshments will be served.
There is no admission charge but a goodwill donation would be appreciated.
The Memorial Quilt will be on display in the museum’s Norah Rosamond
Hughes Gallery until 31 August 2011".
Executive Director / Curator
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum