Rex Reed
Searching for the Stongs - Finding the Fishers, a Richmond Hill Historical Society presentatiion
Searching for the Stongs - Finding the Fishers, a Richmond Hill Historical Society presentatiion

The Richmond Hill Historical Society has asked Wendy Rowney, Supervisor of Historical Interpretation at Black Creek Pioneer Village to describe the beginnings of the family union of the Stong/Fisher families that settled the lands at Jane & Steeles Avenue in 1816 that became the hamlet of Edgely.

The Stong and Fisher families walked the long journey from Pennsylvania as Empire Loyalists in the late 1700’s.

Learn how they settled the land, raised their eight children and became successful farmers just north of the city of Toronto in the early 1800‘s.

Guests are welcome.

Refreshments served at the end of the meeting.

For more information about the Richmond Hill Historical Society, including membership, please see their website www.rhhs.ca