Perth & District Historical Society Welcomes Local Author John McKenty, Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Perth & District Historical Society welcomes

Local Author John McKenty with his new book

‘St. Crispin’s Legacy – Shoemaking in Perth, Ontario 1834-2004’

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Hall,

26 Beckwith St. E., Perth.

Information: (613) 264 0094   http://www.perthhs.org/ (Toonie)

This latest of John’s area histories traces the surprising evolution of shoemaking in a small Ontario town from traditional craft to major industry – The Brown Shoe Company – the role that the sector played in the town, and the local citizens who maintained it through early challenges.