Join us biweekly starting Saturday, July 11th 2020 for the Brant Historical Society Podcast! Videos will be uploaded at 3:00pm EDT.
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Episode One: The Way We Were (Premiered July 11, 2020)
This week we are reading through some excerpts of the Brant Historical Society’s publication “The Way We Were”. For more information, or to purchase a copy, please contact 519-752-2483.
Episode Two: Brant County Pioneers (Premiered July 25, 2020)
Have you ever wondered how the early pioneers made their way to this area? This is your chance! This week we discuss ten of the earliest pioneering families in Brantford and Brant County.
Episode Three: What a Good Life- Bits and Pieces of Life at Myrtleville (1837-1890) (Premiered August 8, 2020)
Farming, parties, the Gold Rush, and the US Civil War- the Goods were impacted by it all. Join us this week as we examine the daily life of the first generation at Myrtleville.
Episode Four: At the General Store (Premiered August 22, 2020)
Long before the vast array of shopping centers that we know today, there was the general store. Come and learn about how they got their start, and about a few of the products that would have been available for purchase.
Episode Five: What a Good Life (Pt. 2)- Myrtleville’s Next Generation (1890-1967) (Premiered September 5, 2020)
Curious to hear more about the Goods? In this episode we will continue their story, looking at the management of the farm, the impact of the two World Wars, and how William C. Good created change for farmers across Canada.
Episode Six: Architecture Spotlight- John Turner (Premiered September 19, 2020)
Delve into the downtown core through the work of Brantford architect John Turner. With focus on Brantford’s old City Hall, the Brant County Courthouse, and a few churches, and others, this is a (virtual) walk through downtown you won’t soon forget!