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Proudfoot’s Hollow Tour

In-person

History & heritage Indigenous Nature & outdoors Physical activity & movement Self-guided
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Date and time

We’ll email you reminders a week before and the day before the event.

Location

Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen (Lions Valley Park)

1150 Dundas Street West

Oakville, ON

Directions: *Parking is limited on-site. Please consider taking public transit.

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

About

In 1826, George Chalmers, a Scottish immigrant and merchant, began buying up land along The Sixteen, where it crossed Dundas Street. On his newly acquired land, Chalmers built a gristmill, a sawmill, a store, and an ashery. These structures became the centre of the Sixteen Village or Proudfoot’s Hollow, as it was known to the Scottish immigrants who settled there and in the surrounding area.

Using historical maps and information gleaned through a 1989 archaeological excavation, the Town of Oakville Heritage Planning staff will guide visitors through a settler’s view of the area and discuss why the village was important and why it ceased to exist.

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Organizer

Halton Heritage Services

This group of activities hosted at The Crossing is a collaboration between Halton Heritage Services, Halton Regional Police Service, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Town of Oakville, and Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen.

These local governments and community not-for-profit organizations are dedicated to making the community a better place to live by showcasing cultural and natural heritage and history.

Contact

Halton Heritage Services

heritage@halton.ca

This event is part of a hub:

The Crossing Community Heritage Day

Halton Heritage Services Oakville, ON

Discover the history of the place known today as Lions Valley Park! Since the first Indigenous people lived on this land, the place known today as Lions Valley Park has been an important location. It is where the river could be crossed and...

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