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Life in the Talbot Settlement

Life in the Talbot Settlement

By Backus-Page House Museum
Western Elgin County, Southwestern Ontario, Canada history.
Produced by Tyrconnell Heritage Society, operators of Backus-Page House Museum.
Host - Angela Bobier, Cultural Manager Music - Jack Witmer
Podcasting equipment funded by the Government of Canada.
We acknowledge the land we are on today as the traditional territory of Indigenous People. As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historic and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal?
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War of 1812 Part two Episode 10
Today our focus will be the key players in the War of 1812 from the Talbot Settlement.  Thomas Talbot August 16 –On this date, American militia and some of their native allies arrive at Port Talbot with the intent of taking Colonel Talbot to Detroit and extorting a high ransom for his release. They also plan to ravage the settlement. This time Talbot is in residence and narrowly escapes. Show notes- https://backuspagehouse.ca/?p=1979
18:10
August 18, 2021
War of 1812
Today, our focus will be the War of 1812 and its impact on the Talbot Settlement. In addition to surviving in a new world, the early settlers to Upper Canada found themselves faced with war. The United States declared war on Great Britain, and while the major battles in Upper Canada took place closer to the Niagara Escarpment and area, the effects were felt into the Talbot Settlement. Even though there were battles from Upper and Lower Canada, the east coast of the United States, and even naval engagements, we will be focusing on the battles and their effect on the people of central and western Elgin County. Show notes: https://backuspagehouse.ca/?p=1920
12:31
August 11, 2021
Question and Answer Episode 8
We’ve been receiving lots of questions from the last 7 episodes through email and social media so today we will be answering them all.  If you also have questions about Life in the Talbot Settlement please leave us a comment or send an email to angela@backuspagehouse.ca Thank you in advance. The Backus Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society acknowledges the land we are on today as the traditional territory of First Nations People. As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal? Show notes and transcript on our blog at https://backuspagehouse.ca/?p=1866 Watch on our Youtube channel https://youtu.be/a1au7NRPcWQ
13:19
August 4, 2021
Page Family Farming Episode 7
Have you ever wondered who owned the Backus-Page House Museum before it became a museum? Or how they used to farm? Maybe you even want to know what kind of crops were grown on the property. Today you’ll hear all about the Page family and their life farming on Lakeview Line. Those who have taken the guided tour of the Backus-Page House Museum may recall a lot about the Backus’, but not much about Morley or Grace Page and their children Bill and Iris who lend their last name to the museum. The Backus Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society acknowledges the land we are on today as the traditional territory of First Nations People. As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal? Show notes and transcript on our blog at https://backuspagehouse.ca/?p=1823  Watch on our Youtube channel https://youtu.be/b0rsFMnui3c
13:06
July 28, 2021
Scottish Settlers in Aldborough Episode 6
In today’s episode, we dive into the lives of the early Scottish Settlers in Aldborough township. Scottish immigrants made up a significant portion of the Talbot Settlement. Their hard work and friendliness paved the way for future generations and formed Aldborough into the flourishing township it is today the Municipality of West Elgin. The Backus Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society acknowledges the land we are on today as the traditional territory of First Nations People. As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal? Show notes and transcript on our blog at https://backuspagehouse.ca/?p=1628
18:21
July 21, 2021
Founding Families of Little Ireland Episode 5
Who were the first European families in Dunwich Township? How did they get here and why did they choose to live in the Talbot Settlement? Before I answer all those questions, I’d like to acknowledge funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Backus Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society acknowledges the land we are on today as the traditional territory of First Nations People. As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal? Show notes and transcription is on our blog https://backuspagehouse.ca/?p=1624
16:17
July 14, 2021
Settler Duties for First Arrivals Episode 4
From The Pioneer Farmer and Backwoodsman Volume 2 by Edwin C. Guillet “We have no landlord to come at Michaelmas to say ‘I want my rent!’ No poor rates to pay; we are in a free country. It is a pretty thing to stand at one’s own door and see a hundred acres of land of his own.” – A letter of Robert Slade September 1835  Today I’ll be chatting about the first steps settlers would have had to take when arriving in the Talbot Settlement and what the settler’s duties were to get their land deed. The Backus Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society acknowledges the land we are on today as the traditional territory of First Nations People. As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal? Show notes and transcription at our blog https://backuspagehouse.ca/2021/07/07/podcast-episode-4/
14:09
July 7, 2021
Indigenous Peoples Episode 3
We are not a voice for Indigenous people. We are basing our information on archaeological and written historic evidence.  First nations oral traditions may differ and we are not the authority on the oral tradition but fully respect the narrative and encourage you to find out more. Also forgive me if my pronunciation of words are incorrect, I’ve done my best. The Backus Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society acknowledges the land we are on today as the traditional territory of First Nations People. We value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples. Before we begin today's episode about the Neutral Nation and Iroquois, Indigenous people of our region in Southwestern Ontario, I’d like to acknowledge funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and Tyrconnell Heritage Society, operators of Backus-Page House Museum. Show notes and transcription on our blog at https://backuspagehouse.ca/?p=1601
14:31
June 30, 2021
Colonel Thomas Talbot Episode 2
Welcome to Episode 2 of Life in the Talbot Settlement.   Who is the founder of the Talbot Settlement?  Thomas Talbot was responsible for placing settlers in what would become 29 townships along the north shore of Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario.  I’d like to acknowledge funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and Tyrconnell Heritage Society operators of Backus-Page House Museum. Show Notes and Transcript can be found on our blog at https://backuspagehouse.ca/2021/06/23/podcast-episode-2/ As settlers at a settler focused museum, we value both the significant historical and contemporary contributions of all Original Peoples and ask how we can be supportive in Indigenous Cultural Renewal?
18:57
June 23, 2021
What and Where is the Talbot Settlement? Episode 1
Welcome to our first episode of Life in the Talbot Settlement. You may be wondering what and where is the Talbot settlement, who is Talbot, why is any of this important and in general what is this podcast going to be about? Before I answer all those questions, I’d like to acknowledge funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and Tyrconnell Heritage Society operators of Backus-Page House Museum.   Show Notes and Transcript can be found on our blog at https://backuspagehouse.ca/2021/06/16/podcast-episode-1/
10:28
June 16, 2021