The Friends of Sandwich Library will host an open house on Thursday, August 16th to unveil a new photo gallery of Historic Sandwich Towne, a 12 ft by 6 ft mural depicting General Brock and Chief Tecumseh and an updated history reference collection focusing on the rich but sometimes forgotten history of ‘the oldest continuous European settlement west of Montreal”.
You’re invited to drop in at Sandwich Library (3312 Sandwich Street) between 10am and 6pm to view the new gallery on opening day. The official unveiling of the new community resource is scheduled for 10:30am.
The photographers were donated by local photographer Don Learn and the mural was created by students in the visual arts program at St. Clair College. The updated collection was donated by the Friends of Sandwich Library.
The unveiling, being schedule for August 16th is set to coincide with a significant event 200 years ago: the date in 1812 when Fort Detroit surrendered and the Michigan Territory was declared a part of Great Britain.