The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
Join eclectic writer Angie Littlefield at the South Grey Museum on July 25th to hear about the results of her 12 years spent researching Tom Thomson’s life. She wrote two books, The Thomsons of Durham: Tom Thomson’s Family Heritage, which explores his Scottish family history and Tom Thomson’s Fine Kettle of Friends: Biography, History, Art, and Food about his own interesting life as an artist on the trail. Hear about his early life and later wilderness travels where he became good friends with Grey Owl, baked blueberry pie on the trail and took a steamer from Toronto to Port Dalhousie. Discover more about his life through this emphasis on the living Tom Thomson rather than his death in Algonquin Park in July 1917. Event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 per person and $5 for museum members.