Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 29, 2017

Artifact of the Week – Morrisburg, Ontario sampler, circa 1840.

This sampler was done by Mary Elizabeth Adamson from the Morrisburg (Mariatown) area, circa 1840.  It will form of the display in the CONFEDERATION ROOM PARLOUR to be unveiled at the Cornwall Community Museum at 2 pm on April 8th.

The sampler reads:

Where the wicked trouble not
Where the temper can’t molest
Where all parting is forgot.

The sampler was acquired by the Historical Society from donations towards acquisitions in the 2009 McKendry auction.  It measure 55.4 cm x 65.3 cm.

Canadian Red Ensign, 1870 to 1872.

The Red Ensign changed as various provinces entered Confederation.  This flag has the arm’s of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Manitoba.

To mark the seasonal opening of the Cornwall Community Museum there will be a formal flag raising ceremony of the Maple Leaf at 1:30 on April 8th.

The flag shown was donated to the Museum by Mrs. H.G.D. Bateman, Cornwall, in 1966.







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