Speaker Series: Onion Skins & Peach Fuzz - Memories of Ontario Farmeretts - This event has already occurred
Bonnie Sitter and Shirleyan English will tell the story of the Ontario Farm Service Force that began in 1941 and ended after the summer of 1952. This was the time when girls aged 16,17 and 18 volunteered to become Farmerettes on market garden farms, orchards and vineyards. Learn how and why they were recruited, where they lived, what their work was and why many of them remember those summers as the best summers of their lives. The powerpoint presentation has many photos from Farmerettes who are now in their late 80s and 90s.
Books will be available for $49.00 (no tax) and cash, cheques and E-Transfers are accepted.
The talk will be followed by a question period, with refreshments and snacks served by the Historical Society members.
No registration required. Free to attend.
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