Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Norfolk County Fine Dining

If you're heading to Norfolk County in December you may want to book a spot for ...

Decadence in December
A Progressive Dinner Party

Date: Saturday December 12th, 2009
Start Time: 4:30 p.m.
Start Location: Port Dover Harbour Museum

A Fundraising Collaborative by the Norfolk County Museums

Tickets: $100 / person


4:30 p.m. – Assorted Appetizers & Wine
Featuring Villa Nova Estate Wines
Hosted by the Port Dover Harbour Museum

6:00 p.m. – Depart for Waterford

6:30 p.m. – Musical Dinner Theatre – Prime Rib Dinner & Wine
Catered by Devlin’s Country Bistro of Mount Pleasant
Featuring Florence Estate Wines
Hosted by the Spruce Row Museum

8:00 p.m. - Depart for Delhi

8:30 p.m. – Assortment of Desserts with Coffee & Tea
Hosted by the Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre
& the Teeterville Pioneer Museum

9:30 p.m. – Depart for Port Dover

Limited tickets are available for the evening.
Ticket also includes transportation to each museum and
entertainment on board the bus.
Ticket Wicket Opening
Thursday October 1st at 10 a.m.

Please call one of these Norfolk County member museums
for tickets or for more information:
Port Dover Harbour Museum – 519-583-2660
Spruce Row Museum – 519-443-4211
Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre – 519-582-0278

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finally Free From the Floppy Disk

The hard drive crash of the office desk top computer in 2008 required the THS to seek funds to replace and update our administrative tools. The Society is grateful to those individuals who generously donated to help assist with that program. As well as receiving financial support from our THS membership the Society was also the recipient of a Community Fund grant of $400.00 from the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation.

Located in St. Thomas, the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation works to respond to community needs and provide support to Elgin County charities with sustainable 'into perpetuity' funding. Building endowed funds since 2005, the Foundation currently hold assets of over $570,000 and they have granted over $84,000 to dozens of local charities, while preserving community capital to provide sustainable ongoing funding. The Foundation’s Funds and Services provide a wide range of opportunities for donors and Elgin County charities. †

Through the generosity of our membership and the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation, the Tyrconnell Heritage Society was able to purchase a new desktop computer and monitor along with contemporary hardware and software. The new equipment has aided the office administration to better meet the needs of the Tyrconnell Heritage Society membership as well as local community members and organizations. Freeing the Society administration from floppy disks and outdated software, this important and valuable equipment upgrade has facilitated our classroom outreach activities, public education agenda, demonstration and lecture programming. The financial support of our membership and the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation have allowed the Tyrconnell Heritage Society to continue to create a strong, rich cultural base for area organizations, local residents and surrounding communities.