PHOTOlog | log house cobblestone hearth ONTARIO

log house, cobblestone chimney, moved to pioneer museum, Ontario, Canada

The homestead of Mara’s first settler, Patrick Corrigan | An 1850’s log house, originally in Mara, now moved to the Beaver River Museum in Beaverton. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, Feb 2017 and May 2015

ONTARIO County | Mara Township

PHOTOlog | outward bound from former outskirts TORONTO

Georgian pre-Confederation home in original location in North York, Gibson House museum

The David Gibson House, rebuilt in 1851 partially of stone from Lockport, New York. (There’s a story.) Gibson was the public land surveyor responsible for the laying out of townships and colonization roads in the counties of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Huron, Ontario, Wellington and Wentworth before 1856, and in the northern districts thereafter. In its original location at 5172 Yonge Street with development all ’round in 2013. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2013

Toronto museum, Scottish food history in Canada, Robbie Burns Dinner

Haggis, ‘neeps and ‘tatties on the hearth at the David Gibson House Museum; Robbie Burns Dinner. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, January 2014

YORK County | York South West Township

PHOTOlog | grey roots GREY

Owen Sound, Ontario, historical, pioneer village, museum

Moreston pioneer village, Grey Roots Museum & Archives. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, November 2011

Owen Sound, Ontario, Moreland Place, garden, waterfall, mill

Moreland Place garden, stone mansion, near Owen Sound. 102645 Grey Road 18 is marked only by a small sign: Garden, Open Every Day. The original 1919-built home is accompanied by an elegant stone mansion, built in 1984, but meant to look 18th-century. Statuary abounds. If in the area, do not miss this ‘secret’ garden, nor nearby Inglis Falls and the remains of its mill. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2013

GREY County | Derby Township

PHOTOlog | historical church on the move OXFORD

historic church moved to site of norwich, ontario museum

The Norwich Gore Methodist Church, built 1861, was moved to Norwich village in March, 2011. The operation had relied on just enough frost to remain in the farm fields to support the float. Photo credit: Lisa Rance March 2011

OXFORD County | Norwich North Township