Sunday, June 27, 2010

Steve Catlin gave a great talk about Fr. Hegarty's work on the Ste Marie I site

A replica of the lead plaque found in the grave of Ste, Jean de Brebeuf at Ste. Marie I. The original was found by Fr. Denis Hegarty SJ in 1951.  This is on display in the museum at Martyrs' Shrine. The plaque is about five inches in length.

Steve Catlin the Shrine's Archivist spoke to a small group that included Huronia Chapter members, a couple from Toronto, and a group of Catholic educators from Rochester, New York.

Steve detailed Fr. Hegarty's excavation work and his interpretation of building locations and usage at the site, which differs greatly from that of Wilfrid Jury.  He showed some photographic slides that Fr. Hegary took in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Steve also showed us the archives and we had the opportunity to examine some of the books in the collection.

To arrange research visits to the archives, contact Steve Catlin through Martyrs' Shrine.  Please note that the Shrine is not open year round.  Look up their web site for season dates.

Steve Catlin at a preserved old desk and typewriter in the archives.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Parks Canada - virtual reality in the service of archaeology

I ran across this interesting web page on my net surfing today:
Parks Canada - virtual reality in the service of archaeology

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Etienne Brûlé and the Toronto Carrying Place Trail - June 28th

Etienne Brûlé and the Toronto Carrying Place Trail - Did He or Didn’t He? Event Type: Arts Society King Event
Date: 6/28/2010
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Where: Laskay Hall, 12840 Weston Road, King City.
From Toronto, 400 Highway north to King Road exit, west (left) to Weston Road, south on Weston Road.
Description: No charge. With Hugh Barnett, professional actor, musician and a founding member of Humber River Shakespeare.

Hugh was a researcher & co-creator of the theatrical and musical component for the Humber River’s 10th anniversary as a designated heritage river celebration at Etienne Brûlé Park last year. A panel of experts will weigh in on this controversial topic and attempt to settle once and for all the legend of Etienne Brûlé and his stake in the early European history of King Township and the Toronto region.

Special Event June 26: Martyrs' Shrine Archive and Museum, Fr. Hegarty's Work on St. Marie I

June 26 Martyrs’ Shrine Archivist Presentation by Steve Catlin
2 pm on June 26th Saturday at the Martyrs’ Shrine Education Centre
Martyrs’ Shrine, HWY 12 east of Midland.

“I will give a presentation on Fr. Hegarty's work at St. Marie I along with some slides I found related to his 1958- 1962 dig seasons. The archives is basically one part of our education centre which includes a museum, research library (six centuries of Jesuit books) and the archives itself. I will give a tour of the facilities as well for those interested.”

Friday, June 11, 2010

photos from June 10 meeting with Dr. Gary Warrick, Wilfrid Laurier University

John Raynor and Dr. Warrick discuss Cahiague location:

Chapter Executive members with Dr. Warrick:  L. to R. Marg Raynor - secretary, Jamie Hunter - Treasurer,  Dr. Warrick, John Raynor - President:

The chapter presented Dr. Warrick with a recent work on Samuel de Champlain as a gift for attending the meeting and giving a talk on site dating:

Dr. Warrick was also made an honorary member of the chapter for 2010.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

June 10 Meeting of the Huronia Chapter - Dr. Gary Warrick

June 10 Chapter Meeting: 

Presentation by Dr. Gary Warrick :  Some thoughts on Cahiague & the dating of sites.

7 pm at  the Huronia Museum, Little Lake Road, Midland

The regular chapter business meeting will follow the presentation.

FYI Found some internet links re Archaeology

poking around on the net this morning I found two internet resources: