The St. Lawrence Branch is happy to announce that the Loyalist Resource Centre is re-opening on May 2nd after being closed due to COVID-19.
Our new hours will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am to 3pm. Until further notice, the centre will be open by appointment only, so please contact our president/genealogist Lorraine Reoch at email@example.com before you visit.
The Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Historical Society, in connection with the Cornwall Community Museum, is hosting an event to commemorate Ontario’s rich history from May 20th to 22nd in Cornwall. Cornwall 1784 “A Celebration of Friendship” will feature reenactors, artifacts, and activities representing Indigenous peoples, French-Canadians, and United Empire Loyalists, the three major actors in S, D, and G’s early history.
The St. Lawrence Branch UELAC, along with the Dominion Office, will be operating a booth at the event on both Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd. We hope to see you there!
The book is titled Our Roxborough Connection: The Descendants of John and Susannah Montgomery and John Shea and Elizabeth McIntosh by Dr. David Montgomery. These are original copies from when the book was first published in 1989.
The books are priced at $20.00, plus shipping and handling. To get your copy, email Darlene Fawcett at firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Lawrence Branch will be holding their fall meeting on October 3rd at 1:30 pm via Zoom. A link has been sent out to all current members. If you did not receive the link, or you are not a member but are interested in joining the meeting, email Ashley at email@example.com
Ever heard of Vinegar Pie, Spruce Beer or Moose Meat Salisbury? What about Hasty Puddings or Pocket Soup?
On Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 pm our friends at the Toronto Branch of the UELAC are hosting a presentation by our secretary, Darlene Montgomery-Fawcett. Darlene and fellow St. Lawrence Branch member, Laurie McDonald, developed a cookbook, Loyalists at Table, a compilation of recipes from our ancestors’ time. She will discuss the history of food preparation around that time and talk about adapting and testing a variety of loyalist recipes including some Indigenous ones.
All are welcome. The meeting room opens at 7:15 p.m. For the meeting coordinates, please email Sally Gustin UE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Give the gift of history with the St. Lawrence Branch’s cookbook, Loyalists at Table. Filled with delicious recipes that have been adapted for the modern kitchen, your loved one can immerse themselves in Loyalist cuisine and learn some of the history that goes along with it.
Print books are $20 plus shipping, and digital files are $15. Get your copy in time for Christmas by contacting our branch secretary, Darlene Fawcett, at (613) 989-5489 or email@example.com, or by messaging our Facebook page, St. Lawrence Branch UELAC.
Have you ever wanted to cook like a Loyalists? Our new cookbook, Loyalists at Table, allows you to do just that! It is filled with old-timey recipes that have been adapted for the modern kitchen. Want to know how to cook mac and cheese from 1786? What about a hearty Cheshire pork pie from 1747? You can find both recipes and many more within this 150 page volume.
Those who have purchased the book have loved it! Christine Manzer, UE, of the Vancouver Branch wrote this lovely review for the Loyalist Trails newsletter (2020-39 edition, October 4, 2020):
“With more time on my hands than in the fall of 2019 and with a renewed interest in cooking and baking at home I was delighted to receive my copy of Loyalists at Table in the mail earlier this week. St. Lawrence Branch members Laurie McDonald and Darlene Montgomery-Fawcett have contributed value time and expertise to the success of this publication.
Huzzah for the mention that photos and recipes were used with permission where that was applicable. The introductory paragraphs for almost all recipes are enlightening and worth reading. Photos from older cookbooks give a wonderful authenticity to the book. I would love to raise a 2-handled posset cup with a hot drink of King William’s Posset with the editors of this book. (see page 14)
I hope many of you will order a copy from the St. Lawrence Branch. Check their Facebook page for details. Expect a reasonable amount to be added for postage and handling. The spiral bound book is 214 pages and a comfortable size to hold. I am pleased to offer my congratulation to the Branch on this fund raising project. Eat well and heartily.”
Copies are still available for purchase – $20 for a paper copy and $15 for a digital file (PDF). Shipping is extra. Get yours today by contacting our branch secretary (and co-author of the book), Darlene Fawcett, at (613) 989-5489 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can message us through our Facebook page: St. Lawrence Branch UELAC
Hoping to get a UE certificate for yourself or a family member for Christmas? If the answer is yes, be sure to get your application in by Halloween!
In order for the applications to be processed by Dominion in time for Christmas, applications and fees must be submitted by October 31st at the latest. Any applications submitted after that date will be completed in the new year. Applicants must be current members of the branch where they are applying to.
The launch of our new cookbook, Loyalists at Table, was a success! Thank you to those who joined us for our book launch yesterday, and to MP Eric Duncan for allowing us to host the event at his constituency office in Cornwall!
Copies of the book are still available for purchase from Darlene Montgomery Fawcett. Print copies are $20 and digital copies are $15. Contact Darlene at (613) 989-5489 or email her at email@example.com. Books can also be purchased by sending a message to our Facebook page: St. Lawrence Branch UELAC.