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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • Courtesy of the Esquesing Historical Society, EHS 06204
  • Courtesy of the Esquesing Historical Society, EHS18420

History Talk: Training Home for Juveniles in Georgetown


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Library and Cultural Centre Plaza

9 Church Street

Halton Hills, ON

Directions: The Plaza is an outdoor space located to the right of the Library and Cultural Centre's front doors.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Presented by the Esquesing Historical Society, local historian Mark Rowe will provide an introduction to the philosophy of training homes for young people, that were established in Georgetown. Beginning with the unique experiment of bringing Armenian refugees to Cedarvale, the talk will also explore the Bernardo Boys, Cedarvale School for Girls, Notre Dame de Beauregard and the Canadian Jewish Farm School. A speaker system will be used. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket as we gather in the Plaza.

Attendees must maintain social distancing when seated, setting chairs or blankets at least 6 feet apart.



The Esquesing Historical Society

The Esquesing Historical Society was founded to collect, preserve, and share the history of the former Township of Esquesing, now mostly the Town of Halton Hills. Our meetings are open to the public and we maintain an Archives in the Georgetown branch of Halton Hills Public Library. Members receive a bi-monthly newsletter.


Madison Carmichael

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