Historian reveals discoveries from Ashbridges dig

The Riverdale Historical Society will present a talk by Marti Latta, Professor Emeritus of University of Toronto, on the Archaeology of Ashbridge’s Estate on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Professor Latta will discuss discoveries from her archaeological dig in Ashbridges Bay seeking information about some of Toronto’s first  settlers, the Ashbridges, who arrived in 1793 from Pennsylvania. The family’s last heritage home still stands prominently on Queen St. E.

She will also describe her search for the foundations of the Ashbridge’s earliest log home and artifacts from their daily life in Upper Canada.

Admission is $5 for the public but is free for members. The Society will meet at St. Matthews Clubhouse, Riverdale Park East at Broadview and Langley Ave.

For more information, visit http://riverdalehistoricalsociety.com/.

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