Events

Lunchtime Lecture | July 2014

A Photographic History of Doon

Thursday, July 10, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Homer Watson House & Gallery is pleased to invite you to attend the July session of our 2014 educational Lunchtime Lecture series! Join us for an interesting and informative lecture on Thursday, July 10  from 12-1 pm featuring Regional Councillor for the City of Kitchener, Jean Haalboom. In her lecture, Jean will outline the local history of Doon, the home of Homer Watson. The event will also include a question and answer period with the local historian, as well as sweet treats donated by local food suppliers!

Jean Haalboom, chair of the Heritage Planning Advisory Committee for the Region of Waterloo, has lived in Upper Doon since 1976. Living in Homer Watson’s neighbourhood has brought her opportunities for discovery about Watson’s family and the early days of Oregon  and Tow Town. Her interest in local history is apparent in her lecture titled A Photographic History of Doon. Given her ties to the Upper Doon neighbourhood, Jean is a strong advocate for Homer Watson, his homes, and his landscapes. Her captivating lecture will take you on a photographic history of long ago Doon to the changes that we see today. Focusing predominantly on the village of Upper Doon, Jean will introduce characters from Homer Watson’s time such as his teacher, Mr. Burkholder, his ‘would be’ boss, M.B. Perine, and Christian Schneider, the brother of Joseph Schneider.  Join us as Jean takes us on a photo-guided journey of our local history. Come with questions.

In addition to our educational and interesting lecture, we will also serve light refreshments and provide tours of Homer Watson’s former home. Please remember to bring a lunch!

Admission for this event is $10.00 per person. Complimentary admission is offered to those who hold a valid membership.

For more information, please call 519-748-4377