Book Club at Point Ellice

In September, the Goward House Book Club met at Point Ellice House for a stimulating discussion about Trappings and Point Ellice’s first residents during the turbulent 1860s. I appreciated the enthusiasm of readers who were immersed in the moving story of Kate (Work) and her husband, Charles Wentworth Wallace. Topics ranged from researching 19th-century women’s lives, changing attitudes, mourning customs, property rights (or lack thereof), and the location of the old fur-trade estates in the early settlement of Victoria. Many thanks to the museum and Jeannine for her engaging tour of Point Ellice House.

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