Pauline Grondin, historian: dig deep for the story.
Thirty people came out to the Melbourne Town hall to be inspired by a War of 1812 Story Teller, Pauline Grondin, and witness the unveiling of the quilt blocks selected for the settler story quilt. Pauline has almost 30 characters she dons including Lucy Patrick from Lambeth. Adrienne Horne from the Western Corridor War of 1812 Bicentennial Alliance attended from Waterloo and explained all of the War of 1812 project that the Longwoods Trail will tie in to.
The Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail is a 65-kilometre section of old Highway 2 (Longwoods Road) running from the Tecumseh Monument, near Thamesville, to the Delaware Speedway. The Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail is a section of Route 1812, a historical trail that loops from Amherstburg to Dundurn Castle in Hamilton. The quilt trail links to Chatham-Kent’s Tecumseh Parkway as well as the Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt Trails, a historical tour spearheaded by EON (Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk Association of Museum Curators and Directors) and funded by the Sand Plains Community Development Fund.