Cuthbert Grant Day, July 14 2012

Cuthbert Grant Day at Grant’s Old Mill
St James, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

featuring

a visit to Manitoba and Saskatchewan by

Sir James Grant of Grant

Lord Strathspey

33rd Chief of the Clan Grant, Scotland

and

The Manitoba Living History Society

Red River 200 – Celebrating 200 Years of Farming Experience

This year, 2012, marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Selkirk Settlers in Manitoba from Scotland in 1812 and the 200th anniversary of agriculture in Manitoba.

On 7 October 1812, near what is now the Disraeli Bridge in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Miles Macdonell, the Governor of Assiniboia, helped to plant the bushel and a half of wheat that he had brought from Scotland.

This event was the beginning of one of the most important movements in Canadian history and the establishment of the farming system of the Prairie Provinces, with the wealth and opportunities that it offered to hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

The Selkirk Settlers were the first individuals to establish permanent residence along the Red River in what has grown to become the City of Winnipeg.

Their arrival and settlement began the shift in western Canada from a hunter-gathering economy to a farming-based community as the settlers were able to cultivate the land and establish a home base. This made it possible for dense settlement by immigrants from eastern Canada and Europe.

In October 1987, a plaque was erected in Joseph Zuken Heritage Park by the Lord Selkirk Association of Rupertsland. It commemorates the earliest planting in the Selkirk Settlement, established by Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, on 7 October 1812.

Events and activities will take place throughout the year commemorating the dedication and perseverance by the Selkirk Settlers to cultivate the land and make this location their home.

July 14th is David Mitchell’s birthday

David Mitchell is a very smart and funny fellow.

Mitchell and Webb

July 14th is also known as:

Bastille Day

and National Nude Day

Grants Old Mill, where Sturgeon Creek meets Portage Ave, Winnipeg

Click on the three links below to read more:

July 14 2012

MB living history society pamphlet

Grants Old Mill pamphlet

Sturgeon Creek at Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

Historical Military Dress, Winnipeg

 

Celebrating 200 years of the Red River Selkirk settlement, 1812 to 2012, Winnipeg

 

The Manitoba Living History Society

 

Drop spinning

 

 

The old spinning wheel

 

 

Old fashioned pioneer tools, Manitoba

 

Grant’s Old Mill, Winnipeg

 

 

 

Grant’s Old Mill, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

 

horses in the shade

 

A Red River Cart and Metis flag, Winnipeg

 

Red River Cart, Manitoba, built by Armand Jerome in Beausejour

 

THE LORD STRATHSPEY OF THE GRANT CLAN IN SCOTLAND on the left in the Green Pants

 

Governor Miles MacDonell’s Ceremonial Tent

 

Pipers piping

 

Erle Einarsson as a Trading Chief, Manitoba Living History Society

 

Manitoba Living History Society

 

A crook knife. A ubiquitous prairie pioneer tool

 

Pipes and Drums of Manitoba

 

 

It was a scorching hot day in Winnipeg. All the old folks were in the shade

 

 

Pierre Falcon welcomes visitors to Grant’s Old mill

 

You could buy the flour from this mill, but now health and safety have prohibited it. Something about small flecks of stone in the bread. The Ogilvie (Ogilvy) name is historically linked to the Grant name in Scotland, and in Manitoba too in this mill!

 

 

information about Grant’s Old Mill

 

Grant’s Old Mill on Sturgeon Creek, Winnipeg

 

 

 

Portrait of a Horse

 

 

Armand Jerome, maker of Red River Carts. He rode a horse from Winnipeg to Batoche by trail in 2004

 

 

 

Sir James Grant and a nice young man playing Cuthbert Grant

 

 

 

Hand spun wool by Fran Howard, East St Paul, Manitoba Canada

 

Hand spun wool by Fran Howard, East St Paul, Manitoba Canada

 

Ed Douglas, maker of wooden things on his foot treadle lathe

 

 

The Normand Chief Metis Dancers

 

 

 

Lord Selkirk’s Flag, 1812

 

The Family Crest of Lord Selkirk

 

Inside the Miles MacDonell Marquis

 

Collapsable writing desk, clay pipe, and old playing cards, 1812

 

A game of checkers with antler and bone disks

 

A very old fashioned folding chair, 1812. Easier for the Voyageurs to take in the Canoe

 

And this is how it looks all folded up

 

 

Etchiboy Metis sashes for sale.

 

http://www.etchiboy.com

 

Étchiboy is the place for all your Métis sash needs.

Li Méchifs achètent leurs ceintures fléchées icitte!

 

Canoes going from Grant’s Mill to Caron House, Winnipeg

 

Grant’s Old Mill, Winnipeg

 

 

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