Course Details

Tales of Life & Living in Early Maidstone Township (1800-1920)
Kirk’s family was among the early pioneers who homesteaded in 1835 in what was later to be known as Maidstone Township. Those who received land grants from the British or were able to buy 100-acre parcels of land were forced to rely on their wits and each other to survive against the surrounding wilderness. Kirk will take you through what life was like for those who ventured into this part of Upper Canada searching for a better life for their families. He will also cover the history of the forgotten Whitson Settlement also known as the Village of Wesley that sprang up on property owned by his ancestors in the mid 1800’s. Class Size: Max. 95

Instructor: Kirk Walstedt
BIO NOTE: Kirk practiced municipal law for a number of years in Essex County. He was also the last Reeve of the former Maidstone Township and is currently a Councillor in the Municipality of Lakeshore. He has lectured on the War of 1812 highlighting the career of Matthew Elliott British Indian Agent and Elliott's good friend Chief Tecumseh. Kirk is also an Historian and Archeologist who has worked on sites in Israel and throughout SW Ontario. He has recently written and published a book entitled, The Life & Times of Grandpa John, Stories from the Early Years. In addition, Kirk was also the Editor and Publisher of Maidstone Township, An Historical Review.

Course Info
Course Name Tales of Life & Living in Early Maidstone Township (1800-1920)
Course Cost 25
Total Hours 2
Material Cost 0
Extra Fees 0
Buffet No
Special Notice No
  • Kirk Walstedt

Class Location
Name of LocationONLINE Zoom Course
AddressA Zoom Meeting Link will be emailed to you the day before the course starts, ,

Date Start Time End Time
2021-11-03 01:30 PM 03:30 PM